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Shops with Trendy Clothes for Men in Madrid

on Jan 22, 2014 in Shopping | 1 comment

For the past few years, shops with Trendy Clothes for Men in Madrid have been concentrating at Barquillo Street in Chuecas neighborhood.  Barquillo Street, starting in the 80´s, was full of music equipment stores but for the past 3 years Men’s clothing stores are taking over the street.  Barquillo Street is located at Chuecas where authentic bohemian and cool stores are found in Madrid.  Fuencarral Street is also a great shopping area within Chuecas with many alternative global brands that people like… There are plenty men’s clothing stores at Barquillo Street but I would share with you four that I like the most: 42barquillo, Bellerose, Scotch & Soda and Tenkey.  42barquillo: is great at gathering prestigious and fashion brands from all over the world in one store.  Bellerose: is a Belgium brand with great ideas for the casual and functional man.  Scotch & Soda:...

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...

San Sebastian or Donostia

on Aug 23, 2013 in Sights | 4 comments

San Sebastian or Donostia in Basque language, is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain.  It´s not only me saying it, there are many travel reviews from around the world (New York Times, The Guardian, etc) that agree with my view.  San Sebastian is a mid-size city (close to 200k people) located in the north of Spain and close to France.  San Sebastian is the capital of the Spanish province of Gipuzkoa, which is one of the three provinces that form the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country.  Donostia has many things to offer to its visitors but what I enjoy the most is: its food, its architecture and cultural activities.  I will be going back to San Sebastian with my camera and try to capture in detail other sites and experiences of this wonderful city. The best way to get there is to travel by plain but the city airport is a bit far and few expensive daily routes connect you to...