Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

Saturday afternoon

This has been a pretty good Saturday. We’ve had spring-like weather all week and I’m glad it’s continued into the weekend. First I went to the local market, it’s open … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · Leave a comment


The Rebajas are here! Actually they started a couple weeks ago, but this weekend I finally got around to taking advantage of them. “Rebajas” loosely means something like “Markdowns”. It’s … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cheap groceries, Round 2!

Spring Rolls 2.03€ Tomate Frito 1.14€ x2 Jamon Serrano 2.95€ Pizzas 1.93€ x2 Cherry Tomatoes 0.95€ Yogurt 0.85€ Potato Wedges 0.85€ Cookies 1.91€ Ground beef 2.00€ Alioli sauce 1.00€ Bread … Continue reading

November 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Some experiences in Madrid

I’ve been told by the locals here that fall and spring are very short in Madrid, and it usually goes very quickly from summer to winter, and from winter to … Continue reading

October 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

Three experiences of shopping in Madrid

1. El Rastro El Rastro is the giant flea market that happens on Sunday mornings a few blocks away from my neighborhood. I spent 2 hours there this past Sunday, … Continue reading

September 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

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