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LGBT-friendly hotels

Categories: LGBT November 8, 2016
Room Mate Óscar

Room Mate Óscar

“They’re being snapped up like hotcakes!” would be an apt description of what will happen in Madrid in June 2017. I’m sure you think I’m exaggerating and that there’s still time to plan for the festivities. But I assure you that next year’s Gay Pride in Madrid will be one of the most incredible, crowd-pulling events that Europe has ever seen. Read more

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Liam Aldous Liam Aldous

Lofty Ideals

Hotel Óscar Categories: Entertainment, Food & Drink
July 23, 2015

If you’ve just touched down in Madrid, and your grasp on the Spanish language is limited, one phrase may still stand out amongst the rest: “Qué Calor!” (It’s so hot!).…

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Mauricio Adalid Mauricio Adalid

Gay-friendly hotels

Room Mate Oscar Categories: LGBT
August 6, 2014

I was born in Barcelona but I’ve always felt like a citizen of the world. I’ve been lucky enough to be able to live in various different countries from a very young age.  I don’t mean that I visited as a tourist, but rather that I had the privilege of living with local people, …

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Silvia Roba Silvia Roba

The value of a comb

posada-del-pene-150x150 Categories: Art & Culture
February 27, 2013

The title of this blog entry is a Spanish expression dating back to the Middle Ages. At that time, a lack of hygiene was commonplace and virtually no-one spent much time on their hair. When society gradually acquired better and healthier habits, this expression came to be used as an insult hurled at the vagabonds …

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