“Sola?” is a question I’m frequently asked when I make a new acquaintance here in Spain. It means, “Are you alone?” My answer is always an upbeat “Si!” I am happily “sola en España.”
Jason escaped a 10-year job in banking to become a freelance English teacher in Madrid, Spain. Now he's found an income that he loves, in a city that has it all.
Taking advantage of an easily obtained European visa available to Americans, Ashton found himself in Madrid, enjoying the laidback, culturally rich capital on a low budget. He found his teaching opportunity through Spain's auxiliare program...
Jonathan Lerner decided to move to Spain on a winter's morning in New York City when the wind-chill factor was -10. Twelve years later, Jonathan has created his own boutique travel business, Tailored Tours Barcelona.
Though the Camino de Santiago Trail is traditionally walked for spiritual reasons, Denis Houde says that today people have all kinds of motives in mind. "Some people do it for just plain tourism. For some people, it's a bucket-list thing. Some people want to lose weight. Some see it as a challenge..."
Residents of Madrid call themselves “gatos,” Spanish for “cats,” perhaps because they nap in the afternoon and prowl the streets at night. Dinner is never served before 9 p.m. and is often enjoyed at midnight. Conversation, drinking, and dancing continue into the wee hours. If you’re early to bed, you will miss the vibrant spirit of this sophisticated city.