Month: February 2016

And the Oscar Goes to....

The hot button question at this year's 88th Annual Academy Awards isn't "Which film will become Best Picture?" or "Which director will come out on top?" The real question is: "Will Leonardo DiCaprio...


Living on Your Own for the First Time

When you first start living on your own, in a room or on a private floor, you suddenly face a lot of changes. Of course there are a lot of nice things, but there are also some issues that you should...


5 Tips for Better Travel Photos

Finally: You’ve made it to Madrid, and you’re ready to flood your social media with hundreds of pictures of your trip. You already have a Facebook album ready, and you walk the streets with phone...


¡Explora Madrid! Georges de La Tour at the Prado

Starting this Tuesday, February 23rd, a new exhibit by the French artist Georges de La Tour opens at the Prado Museum! Although his work was lost for centuries and only rediscovered in the early...


Unusual Madrid: Templo de Debod

  Templo de Debod, or the Temple of Debod, is an ancient Egyptian temple located in Madrid’s Parque del Oeste. What is an Egyptian temple doing in the middle of a Spanish park you might ask?...


Madrid 5 ways to dress like a local

Here are some tips for looking like a local in Madrid. No socks with sandals or sandals too early It is still too cold for most locals to wear sandals and while they may not be wearing warm, leather...


A Single's Valentine's Day Survival Plan

The day has come: February 14th. Although today may seem like couple’s territory, who says singles can’t have fun too? Grab some friends, check out these holiday alternatives, and turn your...


Madrid's most romantic restaurants for San Valentine's Day

Madrid's most romantic restaurants for San Valentine's Day Top 3  places to celebrate February 14 1. Landmark This landmark restaurant, which opened in 1839, is credited with having introduced...


The most delicious chocolate shops in Los Angeles

1. Compartés Chocolatier Walking into Compartés Chocolatier, headed by Jonathan Grahm, is a lot like entering a museum gift shop. Shelves are stacked with beautifully printed bars of chocolate,...


Where to Study Spanish in Madrid

Living in Madrid is a unique opportunity to learn Spanish. In fact, year after year foreigners and exchange students flock to the Spanish capital to enjoy the sun, sangrías, siestas, and of course,...