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Real Jardín Botánico (Botanical Garden in Madrid)

Real Jardín Botánico (Botanical Garden in Madrid) While living in Madrid, one thing that my husband and I enjoy doing on a sunny Sunday afternoon, is strolling through the Real Jardin Botanico in Madrid. Conveniently located next to the Museo de Prado, the garden offers a nice quiet ...

Riding the Metro in Madrid

Riding the Metro in Madrid After spending the last 11 years living in Seattle – a city who’s transportation system is limited by lots of water (i.e. no underground trains) and can’t seem to gain the critical public support it deserves (i.e. super crowded roads) – I was thrilled ...

'Other' Museums in Madrid

'Other' Museums in Madrid I double majored while at Rice and one of those majors was Art History (the other – Managerial Studies) so living in the same city that is home to the Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofia is thrilling for me – understandably. But the incredible art and collections don’...

What to bring to Madrid

What to bring to Madrid When my husband and I moved to Hawaii we thought we were moving to the ends of the earth. So, we brought extra everything toothbrushes, socks, etc. only to find that there was a big Walmart by our house and a Costco down the road. ...

Nightclubs in Madrid

Nightclubs in Madrid When I had a friend visit us recently in Madrid, it didn’t take her long to figure out the nightlife here. Basically take your siesta or nap until 7pm, then get ready for dinner at 10pm so that you’ll be ready to head to the ...