Tag Archives: MADRID & CENTRAL

Spanish Love – How Lauren Found Her Man In Madrid

Our expert on Madrid, Lauren Linzer,  gives us The Scoop on how she found love as an ex-pat.  Better than staying home on Valentine’s Day watching rom-coms by herself, Lauren now does it up for Valentine’s Day with her new boyfriend. She barely spoke Spanish, he could hardly speak English.  And they became a couple! […]
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The Scoop Interviews (no. 5): Stephanie Dosch, Blogger – The Viatrix

Viatrix, an odd name for a web site but not when you get to know Stephanie...
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The Good, Bad, and Loco: Moving To Madrid (Part 1)

With all my adorable European outfits tightly packed away, the essential paperwork and tickets printed, basic Spanish flashcards in hand, and the tearful goodbyes said and done, there was nothing more to do than board my plane and begin a new, wondrous life abroad in Madrid, Spain.
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Kings Day Tomorrow – Kings Parade Tonight!

The Scoop is that tomorrow is Kings' Day in Spain. Do not miss the Cavalcada...
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Toast Your Grapes: New Year’s Eve Madrid Style

As the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, many of us will be kissing our sweetie...
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Photo Scoop Of The Month (no. 4) – Christmas Traditions In Spain

In October, the work crews in cities all over Spain start hanging the swooping Christmas lights and putting up trees. The Scoopettes...
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The Scoop: Events in Spain – December 2011

With the holidays taking center stage, events in Spain are a little slimmer this month. Here's what your Scoopettes suggest:
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The USA Discovers Madrid – By Guest Writer, Lauren Linzer

If you are an American, chances are you are familiar with the popular morning program, The Today Show on NBC. Anchor Matt Lauer has been...
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Magical Nights In Spain

Night walks in the medieval neighborhoods of Spain are magical...
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Shhhhhhhhh, Knifesharpeners Are Coming – Old Spain

Shhhhhhhh. Listen. You may hear a shrill whistle, twittering up the scale and back down. This is a sound of old Spain...
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Food For Fall – Spain Images

Old Spain images are found with the vendors that sell hot, roasted chestnuts. Sold in newspaper cones, the smells of roasing chestnuts waft through the streets.
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Photo Scoop (no. 2): Autumn’s Traditional Food In Spain

We Scoopettes love the markets for traditional food in Spain. In Autumn, they are bursting with bright colors and...
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Mushrooms – Traditional Food In Spain (and we are not hallucinating)

It is Autumn and to many people in Spain, and to your Scoopettes, this means mushroom time. The chilly days call to people who forage the traditional food, wild mushrooms...
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How To Be Street Sign Savvy

When I arrived in Barcelona, I stayed on Carrer de la Rivera de Sant Miquel for five nights. A street name with seven words was over my head when...
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Books About Spain – Read These First!!!!!

Here is the Spain Scoop on some of our faves, both fiction and non-fiction books about Spain in English and castellano. Write us about...
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