blogs about Madrid

Susan Solomont talks her book about being an ambassador’s wife abroad – Spain Travel Article

Susan Solomont talks her book about being an ambassador’s wife abroad Serendipity. A random occurrence of events that happens casually or unexpectedly. Not that my run-ins with Spanish bureaucrats have been serendipitous, but as I looked back on 12 years of Spain through rosy colored glasses (or just a Cruzcampo haze), I realize that so many of the relationships and milestones of my Spain life have been a series of coincidences. From my hearing casually about the auxiliar de conversación…

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Lavender Festival in Brihuega Spain | Sunshine and Siestas | An American Expat in Spain – Spain Travel Article

Lavender Festival in Brihuega Spain | Sunshine and Siestas | An American Expat in Spain You don’t need to travel from Madrid to Provence to see lavender fields in bloom this summer. Brihuega, a blip of a village in the Guadalajara province, has come to produce close to 10% of the world’s lavender. My parents had a few scattered plants in the backyard of my childhood home, and, along with lightening bugs and scrapes on my knees, the lavender bloom was…

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