Category Archives: 5 min walk from VillaJardines

3 unique places in Madrid

Every space in the world could be proud of something that makes it distinctive from the rest. Our cultural heritage represents what we were and it can give us clues on what we want to be. Madrid is a cosmopolitan city … Continue reading

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Christmas in Madrid (2016)

This is how Madrid celebrates a new year. All images are from our central beautiful neighborhood and all spots are walking distance from VillaJardines. Everything can been seen during a nice calm walk. In 2016, day or night, Madrid still … Continue reading

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The Majesty of Madrid, by Rick Steves

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This is (y)our neighborhood in Madrid: Sol

Visiting a city for the first time is very exciting, especially if it is not a main global city and one senses that it hides many secrets. Madrid is a little mystery for first timers. There are internationally recognizable elements … Continue reading

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A highly sensitive person in VillaJardines

A highly sensitive person (HSP) is a person with an innate trait of  high sensory processing sensitivity (or innate sensitiveness, as Carl Jung coined it). High  sensitivity  is a specific trait, with key consequences for how we view people, that … Continue reading

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China rules

I have just had the pleasure to host four Chinese airbnb guests in VillaJardines. At this time, they are flying back home and I feel a certain urge to put into words what has happened in just a few days … Continue reading

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New Year in Madrid

This is a post specifically written for Kim, a young airbnb guest from Texas, spending the New Year’s Eve in VillaJardines. She does not know very well what she will find in Madrid. Any other reader is welcome to this … Continue reading

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