I am from Madrid, love the city and want to share my special addresses. Every day a new idea, place or thing to do in Madrid. Everything has been thoroughly tested but it is only a personal opinion.
Showing posts with label outings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label outings. Show all posts

Monday, October 16, 2017

Free Yoga By Oysho

A general view from participants to the yoga masterclass 
Last Sunday, a great event happened in Madrid. I am talking about the massive Free Yoga Masterclass by Oysho, where more than 3.000 people attended. I was one of the lucky ones to participate and I congratulate the organizers and promotors of this great event.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Pueblo Inglés - Full Immersion English Just minutes Away from Madrid

We made an exception and on today’s post, we travelled far away from Madrid. Actually, we found ourselves in the middle of the Batuecas Sierra (Salamanca), in a lovely landscape of acorn trees and wood and stone chalets. This place is called Pueblo Inglés, and for a week, you’ll find yourself living in an anglo/spanish melting pot with people you have never met before. However, this isn’t the most characteristic thing of the stay as you will only be able to communicate in English. Spanish is forbidden even among Spanish and waiters in the restaurant. Among the Anglos, there are many different cultures; Canadians, English and Americans have been enrolled as volunteers for this week’s program.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Two days in Nice, a great escape for September!


This time, for a change, we are going far from Madrid. Our choice has been Nice. And yes! It is a really good recommendation to spend a weekend (just two days) of September. Here are our reasons:

Friday, March 7, 2014

Suggestions for a Weekend Getaway - Paris

Bar a Champagne - Le Dokhan´s Hotel Paris
Bar a Champagne - Le Dokhan´s Hotel Paris
Although our main interest remains our beloved city of Madrid, we also, occasionally, like to enjoy getaways. We started with Barcelona some months ago, and after a great week end in Paris, I want to share with you some nice and useful ideas about the eternal city of Love..

Friday, October 18, 2013

Suggestions for a Weekend Getaway - Barcelona

Amazing how time flies! We have spent over a year with our little blog and Christmas is again around the corner! And before Christmas we have two famous long weekends (Puentes): All Saints (Halloween) and Constitution. We urge you to organize yourself for a nice outing, because if anything characterizes locals is their liking for short trips, especially during long weekends.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Restaurants outside Madrid - El Corralón del Embalse


Elegant inside
For this (or next) weekend (depending on weather) I recommend El Corralón del Embalse at Pinilla del Valle. Only 45 minutes away from Madrid you will find this nicely refurbished old barn on the edge of Embalse de Pinilla. Warm and welcoming atmosphere very suitable after a long walk in the surroundings. Food is traditionally generous including local market delicies that change every weekend. Wine menu is also interesting.
Children are very welcome and will find nice playing spots next to the barn.

It is not open on weekdays and I recommend anticipated booking for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Opens weekdays on request for groups, weddings, business dinners and celebrations.

Cheerful and colorist outside

Monday, February 20, 2012

Outings - El Molar


A good option for weekends is to escape from the city and discover Madrid surroundings. It is as easy as driving up to El Molar, a 30 minutes drive from Madrid. Here the interesting thing is to visit and dine at the caves, commonly used as refuge at civil war time, that have been restored into restaurants. They are not well indicated so you might have to ask locals for directions. I recommend Bodegón Olivares, charming and simple.
Choice for cave size is varied; from an intimate cave for 2 to the biggest cave for 15. It is not an option to be on a diet as you will get affordable massive menus for 30€ with grilled meat (baby pork, lamb and goat) that you prepare yourself in a clay dish heated by gas, and as starters: jamon, cheese and local "charcuterie" (chorizo, picadito and morcilla) plus house wine with sparkling water necessary to prepare the traditional “vino con gaseosa”. Homemade desserts will also be included.

An intimate cave

Dinner inside a cave
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