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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...

Chocolateria San Gines

on Dec 16, 2013 in Eat and Drink | 0 comments

Chocolateria San Gines is probably the oldest place and one of the most traditional to eat Churros and drink hot chocolate in Madrid.  A Churro (singular) is a fried-dough pastry that is eaten by dipping it into a cup of hot, creamy chocolate making the perfect combination for a very traditional Spanish snack.  There are many places in the world where you can eat Churros and Chocolate, but Spain is probably where they are most famous and known for.  San Gines is located on ‪Pasadizo San Ginés, 5 in Madrid, which is a pedestrian street‬.  There are street tables and chairs for customers to eat their churros outside.  The best way to get there is by subway; either to Sol or Opera station. You can eat churros and chocolate for breakfast, snack, afternoon, etc. basically anytime of the day.  However, Chocolateria San Gines is famous for being a place to eat churros after a night-out in...

Leka Leka Bar

on Dec 9, 2013 in Eat and Drink | 0 comments

Leka Leka Bar has recently re-opened on a new location (San Bruno Street, 3) in the neighborhood of La Latina.  Leka Leka is a great place to enjoy a drink, good music and a bite to eat.  As a full-disclosure to my viewers, I am a good friend of the owners of the Bar.  However, I try only to post experiences that I truly believe are worthwhile to tourists coming to visit Spain.  Leka Leka was originally open for many years in the district of Chuecas and now they have decided to try a new, fun location as La Latina. People can go to Leka Leka for several reasons, but I would like to tell you my reasons: first, their bartenders really know how to prepare cocktails and prices are fair.  Second, music is well taken care off and diverse.  And last, it has a great atmosphere where you feel welcome.  On this new location, they have prepared a separate area of the bar for various events, such...

The Literary Quarter

on Oct 25, 2013 in Sights | 1 comment

The Literary Quarter is a neighborhood located downtown Madrid where great Spanish writers once lived. Nowadays, it’s a quarter full of life; where bohemia, culture, history, gastronomy and party blends together. The Literary Quarter has a privileged location in Madrid and it’s surrounded by major arteries of the city such as Calle de Atocha, Carrera de San Jeronimo and Plaza de las Cortes Square.  All three major Madrilian Museums: Thyssen-Bornemisza, Reina Sofia and the Prado, are within the limits of the Literary Quarter.  It is almost impossible to visit Madrid and not walk by the quarter due to its location. The neighborhood has many walk-only streets and big squares with plenty of sitting areas.  One of the most famous squares is Plaza Santa Ana, which at nighttime is one of the great meeting points to start the party in Madrid.  Around the small streets of the quarter you...