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Author: Teresa Smith

The Afterwork Culture in Madrid

The Afterwork Culture in Madrid In this post, I will discuss: how the afterwork culture in Madrid has change my outlook on life (not an exaggeration) and recommend a few of my fave afterwork spots. I have been living in Madrid for three years now and I absolutely love it! Living here has changed me as a person in so many fabulous ways that I am afraid to leave. When I lived in London, I was very rigid! I went to work, turned up to work stressed from the commute, finished work, went to the gym, went home and...

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Christmas in Madrid, The Most Wonderful Time of Year

In this post, Teresa Smith, a student studying a Master’s in International Business at Carlos III University talks about Christmas in Madrid and the differences between Spanish traditions and those of her home country, England.  With the birth of Jesus Christ and the commercialization of Santa Claus, it was easy to assume that our European neighbours celebrated Christmas in the exact same way. This is so far from reality that I am ashamed to have been so ignorant! Madrid is a beautiful city to be in over the Christmas period; although, they may start too early with the decorations...

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Web Summit 2017, Lisbon – An Amature’s Opinion

Web Summit 2017, Lisbon This year, I was lucky enough to attend the event of a techie’s dream, Web Summit 2017, Lisbon. It truly was the place to be if you are working in tech, a startup founder or an aspiring entrepreneur as for 3 days straight you are surrounded by the industry’s most influential. As an employee of a tech company, I was fortunate enough to attend the event on my company’s behalf, thanks guys! In this post, I will delve into the some of the things that I learnt, liked and didn’t like throughout the event. What...

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LEARNING A LANGUAGE AS A NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKER

As native English speakers, we are the luckiest (but really unluckiest) people when it comes to learning a language! When you arrive to your destination, ready and excited to throw yourself into the culture and experience, you are going to come across a few hiccups! One. Every man and their dog will speak ‘some’ English! So, if you are a beginner, your opportunity to practice, “Hola, me pones una cerveza” has been taken away without warning. Two. If you already have a good grasp of the language, enough to have an understood but grammatically incorrect conversation. The “very helpful...

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