This morning I got out of the house in a hurry, as usual, and... Damn it!!! My car had a flat tyre. Complete panic, I even considered to just drive on with the flat tyre. But luckily I remembered one of my best addresses to be used in these special occasions: Neumáticos Rosa. Ten minutes and 12 Euros latter every thing was fixed, and now I drive safely!!!
Friday, 27 July 2012
Friday, 6 July 2012
This is a funny and practical way to go around Madrid; renting a Scooter. I found a new company that had this great idea Mooting. For as little as €32 a day, you get a Piaggio LIberty, two helmets and a pair of gloves. They deliver the scooter directly to your hotels door and you are free to go around Madrid avoiding trafic jams.
Saturday, 19 May 2012
And why not… instead of going to the gym go to the Retiro for a nice and sunny sporty experience!
My suggestions for sports at the Retiro will come in different posts. This week I recommend Rollerblading!
Monday, 27 February 2012
Now that it seems that the sun is going to stay... you should avoid public transportations (busy, uncomfortable), taxis (expensive and chatty!), car (nightmare for driving and parking) and give a go to cycling. As we say in Spain: "culo duro sin gastar un duro" or what is the same "firm butt without spending a penny". No need to go to the gym any more and you will be contributing to keep a healthy environment instead of increasing the already strong pollution.. so, grab a helmet, and a good lock (very important) and try to go to work, visit friends, do your shopping on a bike, which, I strongly recommend, must have a basket!
If you think that biking is too hard as daily transport, you can also a hybrid bike with motor which will help through difficult parts of town.
Your bike must be comfortable, better buy it at a special store like LMT racing in Chamartin area, or Retrocycle.
If you are not so sure about buying a bike, try the rental service in Atocha http://madridfree.com/bicicletas-a-1-euro/ you pay 1 euro you get an hour or in Principe de Vergara, 30€ for a month: http://bicicritica.ourproject.org.