Two (Spanish) web companies to watch

During my recent trip to Spain, I got to know the executives/founders of a two interesting companies: Gonzalo Garcia and Ramon Leonato of GeoVirtual and Eduardo Arcos and Arturo Paniagua of Hipertextual. While they are under-the-radar now, I wouldn’t be...

YouTube: The new way to look for a job?

When my brother, Andrew, and I were in Madrid, sitting in front of the Reina Sofia Museum, two young women sat down next to us. As they were preparing some signs to put up nearby, they were laughing. What were they doing I asked in Spanish? Looking for a job they told...

SoiTu.es – User-Generated Content Portal in Spain

During my week in Madrid, I visited Gumersindo Lafuente, the founder and director of a brilliant Spanish-language site called SoiTu.es (or roughly “I am you” in English). Even while it provides up-to-date news and tons of helpful/interesting blurbs and...

On-train magazines – High-speed trains that is…

Here is something that is totally foreign to North American travelers: on-train magazines. That’s right…just like in-flight magazines but on the train. I neglected to mention on my previous post that when I took the high-speed train from Madrid to...

High-speed train from Madrid to Barcelona

Yesterday I took the high-speed Renfe AVE train from Madrid to Barcelona. It used to take 8+ hours and now takes about 3 hours. An amazing experience. The best part of it is that instead of having to go to the airport in a taxi, wait 2-3 hours, go thru security, etc,...

View from the Tailfin – Iberia Airlines

Last week, my brother and I spent a week vacationing in Madrid.  Great fun.  On the way there, the Iberia plane I flew on featured a view from the tailfin occasionally during the flight.  I had never seen anything like it before. Take a look here…....