Tag: Madrid

Miriam

UNITED STATES—A striking invitation was sent out by Miriam, the girlfriend of Dave America who engineered the trip to Madrid to present our bilingual...

Malasaña

UNITED STATES—Our friend and publicist in Madrid, Dave America, set up two events at a bar called Aleatorio (what better name for the accidental...

Top Of The World

UNITED STATES—Six floors up at a high bar table al fresco, on top of a luxury department store in Calao, the legendary city's trendiest...

Travel Bonus

UNITED STATES—Howard Schultz traveled to Italy and came back with the idea of cafes as places pulsating with community. Don Francisco, the Spanish TV...

Aporphobia Shrugged

UNITED STATES—People were so nice in Madrid. For instance, the women who had been talking to the Egyptian ambassador, had tapped me on the...

Aporphobia At Last

UNITED STATES—Humblest apologies to the reader for our picaresque luncheons occupying the last column. You were left wondering about aporphobia, which lurks at the...

Aporphobia

UNITED STATES—In Hollywood, I ran into some French tourists and their children. One of the dads told me, "We feel good in Hollywood." I...

Madrid, At Last

UNITED STATES—There is a saying, loosely translated: from Madrid to the stars. And finding the movie lovers bookstore right off the bat proved it....

First Forays

UNITED STATES—So here we were, after two days in the country. We took a depopulated bus. Hey, it was a Sunday and we would...

Arrival In Madrid

UNITED STATES—Finally, just after nine in the hot clear morning, the bus curled around the overpass to the housing development 50 kilometers north of...

More Spanish Pages

UNITED STATES—After lunch, the jetlag, wine, swordfish and potato salad suddenly caught up with me. I was nodding off and falling over onto our...

Welcome Party

UNITED STATES—I tried to prepare myself in the plane for the time change in order to hit the ground walking, if not running. I...
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