I live in the Goya barrio, which is part of the district of Salamanca, here in Madrid. More specifically, it’s basically a giant square bordered by Principe de Vergara, Calle O’Donnell, Calle del Doctor Esquerdo, and Calle de Don Ramon de la Cruz.
When we first moved to Madrid and were thinking about where to live we […]
Here at the Guiri Guide we love adventures. We love trying new things, meeting new people, and discovering Madrid.
We also love chocolate.
So, when I heard about Cacao Sampaka, a cocoa market near Alonso Martinez, I knew the Guiri Guide simply had to check it out. Anne and I met on Calle Orellana on a damp […]
Paris, a dream city for many, and yet is not immune to the standard hardships that expats encounter on a daily basis. Follow our Guiris in Paris so that you, too, can successfully navigate through your move to the city of lights!
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Madrid is where is all began. And Spain is where the term Guiri was coined.
What are Guiris? Guiris = Foreigners (colloquially dubbed guiris, from the word guirigay meaning gibberish) in Spain. The word is unique to Spain only.
Once upon a time, three Guiris got together and realized that with their combined knowledge and experiences, they could really help out fellow expats as they made their moves to Madrid.
…and so the story goes…
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View from Trail 3
This past weekend I headed to Parque Natural de Peñalara with a few friends. We were in the mood to hike, take in some fresh air, and escape the city for the day. The park is situated in the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range north of Madrid, and it took us about an […]