A much anticipated ‘hola’ from British shores to the readers here at MySpanishAdventure.com. The stifling summer heat of Madrid has been left behind and I’m now embracing the overcast skies of a post-Brexit Britain. Gone are the seductive terrazas of Atocha and Lavapies offering the cooling embrace of a caña. From now on in it’s Tesco’s and a urine-drenched English park bench.
At the least I’ll have time to catch up now on all things Spanish-language learning related. Now that I’m away from the country that best keeps my loins limber and my heart a passionate mess. So expect plenty more of that to come. I promise.
Yet based on my recent travels switching up one European capital for another, and – after coming across this question on Quora, I thought my experiences comparing Madrid to London (two cities in which I’ve spent an equal amount of time living) might help make for an interesting little discussion. The fact I brought a Madrid-based Brazilian along for the London ride? Only made matters more interesting after hitting up all the usual city landmarks too.
But as for the main similarities between these two cultural behemoths of urban pestilence and depravity? Read on. Continue Reading →