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The snow comes together with the start of the new year. It is time to put the skis on and prepare a trip to enjoy the typical winter sports. In the Spanish ski stations everything is up to date to enjoy this sports which are enjoyable for only a few months during the year. Here is a list of top tips to start planning some days in the snow the best way possible.
The time is coming to pack up, to squeeze the suitcase shut and kiss your family and friends goodbye, to start a new chapter of your life in a different country, perhaps even on a different continent. And so the question becomes:
Is it your first winter in Madrid? Are you wondering how to make the most of the chilly days here? Madrid in December is like nothing I have ever seen before, filled with light and color and excitement. After exploring the brightly lit and decorated streets in the newly cold weather, here are some favorite Madrid winter traditions that I have stumbled upon!
Black Friday: the celebration of consumer culture following the United States’ November holiday of gratitude, Thanksgiving, is rapidly spreading across the world – and Madrid is no exception. If you are looking for the best deals of the year before the Christmas season, make this Friday, November 25, a deal-filled and productive shopping day.
Are you looking for the best way to get to know Madrid? Do you wish you could see your new city through the eyes of a local?
Look no further than the Set a foot app!
Split into four blocks, the Set a foot app guides, notifies, and connects Madrid study abroad and Erasmus students. So let’s explore how you can make the most of your study abroad experience through our app!
On any given street in Madrid, there are a thousand focal points dazzling from every angle – from postmodern sculptures peeking off rooftops to classical fountains circled by cars and buses to pastel-toned buildings, their years of origin faintly painted onto elaborate facades.
Toledo: ancient city of three religions twining and crossing across time. To step onto the steep roads of this Spanish hill town is to step back in history. Toledo is a city best seen in sunshine, all the better to see the intricate details of the buildings and the sun glinting off the river – lucky for your trip, rain seems to seldom fall here.
Toledo is half an hour from Madrid by train and forty-five minutes by bus, making it the ideal spur of the moment day trip for students hoping to make the most of a day off or an unplanned weekend
And now – my dream is my life. I have longed to study in Madrid ever since I first met the city two years ago, and from the day I left, I have been planning my return. I am a student and a writer, an explorer and a dreamer from the United States – specifically Raleigh, North Carolina. Now, I am a student for the next semester at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas.
Since your arrival in Madrid is about to come, we thought it would be useful to help you out with eight main tips that will make you feel as we would like you to feel, like you are at home.
Thinking of the Costa Brava can only remind me of endless summers spent there. Great weather, an unbelievable atmosphere, fantastic food… this post is nothing but a genuine ode to some of the places that have brought me more joy in my, still short, but intense life. Summarising the best of the region in such few words has taken time and effort, yet I have given it a try by focusing on some of the main locations around the area.
Segovia, a charming city located in the province of Castilla y León, at the base of the Guadarrama mountains. As it happens with the previously mentioned cities, Segovia is also a city of great artistic and historical heritage.
Spain is known for multiple things, but with no doubts its gastronomy is a reference anywhere you go. Spanish tortilla is the masterpiece among all. Why? Simple recipe and very few ingredients that leads to a great flavor that you could have anytime during the day, as a main dish, as a pintxo before your big meal… It is always a good moment for tortilla.
Madrid has many spots where you can have great tortillas with different ingredients but, as we usually do, we have done our top selection.
Salamanca is one of the main cities in the region of Castilla y León, and of Spain of course, thank to its rich heritage. Situated next to the Tormes river, its views are more than inspiring. The historic centre was recognized World Heritage Site in 2002 by UNESCO.
Salamanca is home of Spain's most antique university, making it particularly famous for scholars across the globe. Centuries have traveled its streets, setting a great exponent of Hispanic Renaissance, honouring its fame in the worlds of culture, wisdom and literature.
Some the musts to visit when going to Salamanca are:
We are lucky enough to live in one of the most charming cities in Europe, in a country that enjoys a great weather that is reference anywhere you go. Even though summers are really hot in Madrid during the day, when the sunsets, everything changes until the point you have a great temperature to be outdoors. So how to enjoy that better than with a rooftop where you could be able to have fresh drinks and chill with your friends?
Here you can find our top 7 choices among a bunch of them you can find in Madrid:
Who said Madrid doesn´t have beach? Explore 4 of the coolest places to take a bath and chill a little bit during the city’s hot summers!
Just knowing a little bit about summers in Spain, one may think that there is almost no life in Madrid or anywhere without coast during summers, but nothing further from reality. If you are planning to start your adventure in Spain during the summer, here you have a list of 10 plans to enjoy Madrid in its hottest months:
Madrid has been the capital of our beloved Spain since King Felipe II moved the Court in 1561.
From its beginnings, Madrid was conceived as a vila. Yet step by step, it started gaining importance since, as it was the Residence of the King of Spain, it became crucial for the city to match the greatness and prestige of the Monarchy.
The wait is over! We are already here and ready to become part of this new stage of your life in Madrid!
All of us know what it’s like to leave home behind and go to an unexplored place to start from scratch. This is why we consider we have to make this step more pleasurable by easing the acquisition of the most basic services a student usually needs when going abroad...
Madrid, one of the world’s main capitals, host of millions of spots with infinite stories. A city full of vibes offering its inhabitants choice for walking, visiting and taste every corner.
Everyone who has been abroad knows how difficult the first steps on a new country can be: having to deal with an unknown language, a different culture, a new lifestyle…