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Why is everyone queuing outside Doña Manolita?

Why is everyone queuing outside Doña Manolita?

Around Christmas time, you will more than likely have noticed a large queue outside Doña Manolita every day. We suspect you may not know your lottery outlets by name yet, so for clarification Doña Manolita is the lottery vendor near Sol on Calle del Carmen. It’s renowned as the luckiest place to buy your ticket for La Lotería de Navidad! If you’re going to buy a Christmas Lottery ticket we strongly recommend that you withstand the queue and buy it…

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Making friends in Madrid Part 2: Noche de Copas!

Making friends in Madrid Part 2: Noche de Copas!

Andrea is a guest blogger, Madrid enthusiast, and AIL Madrid evening course student. Her tips on making friends in Madrid are invaluable! I arrived in Madrid two months ago and already feel sad when I think about returning to France in August. There are many explanations for this (the warm weather, beautiful city, holidays and markets etc) but there was one very specific reason everything went well from day one: my first Spanish night out immediately introduced me to the…

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American Folk Singer, Alex Smith, Live at Sala Buho Real!

American Folk Singer, Alex Smith, Live at Sala Buho Real!

Alex Smith, one of the most promising young folk singers coming up in the States right now, will perform live In Madrid at Sala Buho Real on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 20:00: this is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with your roots or get a taste of some real, authentic Americana, so mark your calendars ASAP! For those of you who aren’t familiar, Smith follows the authentic folk tradition with deep, poetic songs full of rich stories and harmonies,…

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Se Habla Español, Madrid’s newest Spanish program

Se Habla Español, Madrid’s newest Spanish program

Hey guiris! Continuing with our tradition of language school reviews, here’s a bit about Madrid’s newest solution to learning Spanish– Se Habla Español. While not a traditional Spanish school, Se Habla Español partners with Spanish academies like AIL Madrid for classes and provides additional activities, language exchanges, nights out, and an intense sense of community. Who they are: Se Habla Español was started last year by two energetic entrepreneurs, Roxi and Servando. She’s from Valencia and studied journalism here in…

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Madrid: St Patrick’s Day 2016!

Madrid: St Patrick’s Day 2016!

Hey guiris! Are you starting to get that spring fever? Looking to let those ants out of your pants and get a little weird? Well, we at The Guide have a treat in store for you: a list of St Patrick’s Day Events in Madrid that will knock those pants right off and send them express to mars! This year, Madrid is combining the classic tradition of Irish bars, bombastic parties, black tie galas, and general hooliganism, mixed with a…

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