Posts Tagged Madrid

Demonstration vs Strike


Although the spanish unions claimed that close to 80% of all the working population joined the strike, I am absolutely convinced that this was not the case! Most people in fact chose to not follow the strike. Maybe because the Unions have lost all credibility with their cheating and fraud on public subsidies, their leaders […]

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Chocolate con Churros – or Porras for that sake


It is probably not really healthy, to eat at lot of it, basically due to the fat in which the churros and porras are fried. And because chocolate, cocoa, itself is kind of a fat. But, it is really good. Good when some caring soul (often the family father, or some nice friend) goes buying it early in the morning to bring […]

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WHY ARE KIDS IN SPAIN AND NORWAY GETTING FATTER?


The traditional Mediterranean diet, based on good and healthy raw materials, vegetables and fruits are no longer that much of a base in most household, contrary to what Spaniards themselves like to think. Up north in Europe, in Norway, the fiber-rich breads, the old traditional dishes as well as the raw materials used by the […]

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Signs of industrial decline


Driving around the industrial estates in and around Madrid these days is not so encouraging. The polígonos industriales of Coslada, Argranda del Rey, Alcorcón etc., etc. used to be bustling with activity. In these areas, you’d find trucks maneuvering up to the docking bays for loading or unloading. In the streets you would have to […]

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Summer heat on the Spanish meseta


People often ask me how I (being a Norwegian) can live with the heat. Not so strange, really, when temperatures here in Madrid range between +30º and +40º celsius, or more. While in Norway, a tough winter can offer temperatures with the same digits and a minus in front… I CAN live it, and I continue to […]

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15-M and the need for transparency in business, politics…


15-M was the name of the movement of peaceful demonstration that started in Spain on and after the 15th of May. You found them, young and old, from the Extreme Left and from the Extreme Right, on Puerta del Sol in the very center of Madrid, at the very heart of tourism and in front […]

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Alcalá de Henares University


Alcalá de Henares has a long and proud history, thats for sure. Just check it out on Wikipedia. IN FACT it was a ‘city’ long before neighbouring Madrid got that same status! In the picture you see the old ‘Rectorado’ building, the main building of the University. This institution was originally founded by strongman Cardinal […]

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WINTER FOOD ON THE MESETA: COCIDO MADRILEÑO


It is not only in the Madrid-region that Cocido is prepared in the clay fountains, but the Cocido Madrileño is perhaps the most well-known of them.

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Neat video-guide for visiting Madrid


A neat guide for a virtual visit to Madrid …

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