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A blog about the differences Lola sees living in Madrid, compared to California, and about making her own way as a middle aged woman and the doors that open and close because of it in this society. More Info

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Decoding Madrid

Decoding Madrid

Poop in my Face!

March 23, 2012 by LolaMadrid

If there is one thing that annoys me in Madrid is the amount of dog poop that is not picked up.  I always get irate when I see poop and… Read more…

Categories: Recent News

Losing your Job

March 2, 2012 by LolaMadrid

All we hear these days is about the new labor laws.  The President says the changes were made to create jobs, the opposite parties say that it’s to make it… Read more…

Categories: Recent News

Accepting Who We Are

January 11, 2012 by LolaMadrid

Teaching English in Spain is an adventure in itself.  I am not sure about any other career in Spain, but in the English Teaching field it never seizes to amaze me the lack of knowledge… Read more…

Categories: Teaching English

Saving for a Rainy Day

December 6, 2011 by LolaMadrid

One thing that impressed me in Madrid was the amount of people begging on the streets, outside churches, at cafe terraces, on the Metro. When I first arrived I used… Read more…

Categories: Trends

Handling School Bullies in Madrid

November 24, 2011 by LolaMadrid

My daughter is spending her first year in a Madrid primary school.  So she is having to deal with all the issues of being the new kid in school.  Her… Read more…

Categories: Parenting

Halloween in Madrid

November 1, 2011 by LolaMadrid

It was our first time celebrating Halloween outside the U.S. and to say the least there was melancholy all around in our family.  Although Halloween is becoming very popular in… Read more…

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