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2013 Jarama Christmas Trophy

on Dec 20, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

2013 Jarama Christmas Trophy was celebrated this past Saturday 14th of December and as usual there was lots of fun and action.  “El Real Automóvil Club de España” or RACE is the Auto Royal Club of Spain and its objective is to promote the correct use of cars in Spain.  RACE has many functions these days and supervising Car-Racing is among one them.  The 2013 Jarama Christmas Trophy was celebrated at the Jarama Race-track in Madrid.  The race was a resistance competition of 3 hours. The race only allowed cars that were made in regular production, approved by local circulation laws and not permitted to modify its exterior; making for a fair competition.  This year approximately 20 cars participated in the trophy and in many instances there were two drivers per car.  There were four different categories for the race depending on their “cubic capacity” (starting at 1400cc and...

Madrid Half Marathon 2013

on Apr 9, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

The Madrid Half Marathon 2013 was a complete success and runners got what they came for: lots of fun running!!!  The Madrid Half Marathon is not only the most important event of its class in Spain but also one the most popular in Europe.  Running has become extremely popular in Spain and there are lots of competitions during the year but Madrid’s half marathon is special. 2013´s Madrid half marathon started and ended in the beautiful Retiro Park located downtown Madrid.  However, most of the run is through the north of the city.  It is lots of fun to run this competition in Madrid not only due too its scenery but for the cheerfulness of its people.  This years´ weather was a bit chilly and cloudy towards the end of the race but there was no rain. The organization of this event was superb and the services for the runners are countless.  I will definitely advice novice and experienced...

IFEMA – Trade Fair Institution of Madrid

on Feb 17, 2013 in Events, Sights | 0 comments

IFEMA (Trade Fair Institution of Madrid) or “Institución Ferial de Madrid” in Spanish, is the first organizer of fairs in Spain and the fourth in Europe. IFEMA is located in the district of Barajas which is the same as the Madrid International airport of Barajas. Furthermore, the space is located inside a ward called “Campo de las Naciones” which is also the home base of many companies. It’s probably a 10 minute taxi ride from the airport and 20 minutes from downtown Madrid. However, the complex has excellent public transportation (bus or subway) to the city and the airport. IFEMA has an extremely busy schedule during the year with more than 80 fairs and about three million visitors. Many of the fairs presented at the convention centre are the most important ones in Spain, such as FITUR or the International Tourism Trade Fair. I will try to bring you through my posts and pictures...

FITUR 2013 – International Tourism Trade Fair

on Feb 6, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

FITUR 2013 stands in Spanish for “Feria Internacional de Turismo” which translates in English as: International Tourism Trade Fair. FITUR is probably the most important event for doing business in the Tourism industry in Spain these days. Spain’s strongest industry is Tourism therefore more than eight thousand companies like to attend this event every year. It’s usually at the beginning of every year and it’s located at IFEMA (Institución Ferial de Madrid) in Madrid. Participants range from different sectors such as: Hotels, Tour operators, Official Government entities, Travel Agents and many more. For 2013´s edition 160 different governments and countries were represented. The space is huge and you will probably need more than a day to see the whole fair. I definitely recommend that if you work in the travel or tourism industry to come visit FITUR at some point in your career....