4 04, 2019

Experience Portugal: Enjoy with Smart Insiders 🎒

2019-04-05T12:57:38+02:00Categories: Culture, Portugal, Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

Are you ready to experience Portugal? Portugal is an amazing country filled with delicious food, gorgeous beaches, cute tiny streets, tiled buildings, and tons of history. It's also a great place to travel if you're living in Spain because it's right next door. Once the world’s maritime leader, Portugal has a complex history to [...]

28 03, 2019

Madrid Housing Guide: Mi Casa es Tu Casa 🏠

2019-04-04T10:18:09+02:00Categories: Housing, Neighborhoods, Support, Tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

Tips for how to find housing in Madrid. Finding an apartment can be an exciting time, but also stressful. Many of you are probably thinking "Where do I begin?", "What neighborhood is best for my commute?", "What options are available in a foreign country?" The list goes on and on, but with Smart Insider's [...]

26 03, 2019

Gastronomía Madrileña: Typical dishes in Madrid.

2019-03-26T15:07:46+02:00Categories: Food & Drink, Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Smart Insider's Guide: Typical Spanish Dishes Welcome to Madrid: Spain's Cooking Capital. The city's typical dishes are inspired from the different Spanish autonomous communities. Since Madrid is smack dab in the center of Spain, it has become a place of passage for travelers. Because of this, it has adopted the common dishes from the [...]

19 03, 2019

“Breaking the Barrios” Series: Lavapiés

2019-03-20T20:04:28+02:00Categories: Neighborhoods, Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What is "Breaking the Barrios"? Smart Insiders wants to give you tips for how to experience different areas in Madrid. For this reason we're launching a new series called "Breaking the Barrios". Get ready for excellent guides for planning your next visit to one of Madrid's popular neighborhoods. Also you can find information about restaurants, [...]

15 03, 2019

Semana Santa: How To Celebrate Holy Week in Spain

2019-03-15T19:25:04+02:00Categories: Culture, Holidays, Tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

What is Semana Santa? Holy Week  (Semana Santa) are the seven days leading up to Easter Sunday. Dates for 2019 are (Palm Sunday) Sunday, April 14th to (Easter Sunday) Sunday, April 21st. There are some important days leading up to Easter like Holy Thursday and Good Friday. Celebrations in Spain began around the 16th [...]

8 03, 2019

Bibliotecas de Madrid: 📓Work hard. 🍷Play hard.

2019-03-09T20:46:45+02:00Categories: Neighborhoods, News, Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Almost ready for some quiet study time? We've got the best libraries in Madrid.  Maybe with all the weekend trips, nightlife, and city adventures it's hard to fit studying into your packed schedule. While it seems like it's nice to work in one of the trendy cafes in the center, you will probably notice [...]

28 02, 2019

Italy Trip: Mambo Italiano in 5 cities! 🍝 🇮🇹

2019-03-01T17:04:29+02:00Categories: Trips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Italia Trip: Roma | Pisa | Florencia | Venecia | Milan Need plans over Semana Santa (Holy Week) in April? Take advantage of your time off by traveling around Italy! Smart Insiders has organized a trip starting April 13th to the 21st. You've probably dreamt about wandering the streets of Rome, discovering the magical [...]

20 02, 2019

Bio Markets Madrid: Where to shop for bio food products.🥗

2019-02-20T18:18:56+02:00Categories: Food & Drink, Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What does BIO mean in relation to food? Maybe many of you aren't sure what BIO supermarkets are and how they are beneficial to you. First, we want to inform you on what bio means and what are the advantages to changing your grocery shopping lifestyle. BIO products are grown and/or raised following the [...]

14 02, 2019

Empadronado: Registering as a Resident in Madrid 🏢

2019-02-15T11:09:16+02:00Categories: Support, Tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

How To Become Empadronado/a Probably many of you may have heard the word Empadronado and wondering what does it mean? To break it down, becoming Empadronado means that you are registering yourself in the city in which you live in Madrid by giving the census your name and address. This is an important process because it [...]

12 02, 2019

Carnival de Cádiz: Get in on the celebration! 🎊

2019-02-12T15:36:00+02:00Categories: Culture, Trips|Tags: , |0 Comments

What is Carnival? Whose ready to participate in one of the biggest festivals? It is a huge street party filled with entertainment, floats, costumes, and more! Even though all of Spain celebrates, Carnival de Cádiz is special because it's the city that has celebrated the longest. This big city on Andalucia´s Atlantic coast has [...]

7 02, 2019

TIE/NIE Application: How To Get Legal

2019-02-07T12:35:40+02:00Categories: Support, Tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

Applying for the NIE/TIE in Madrid In this post Smart Insiders is going to be covering all the important information you need to know about becoming legal! What does this mean exactly? When you arrive in Spain you need to register with Spanish authorities if you are staying in Spain longer than three months. [...]

5 02, 2019

La Latina: “Breaking the Barrios” Series

2019-02-23T18:43:39+02:00Categories: News, Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What is "Breaking the Barrios"? Smart Insiders wants to give you tips for how to experience different areas in Madrid. For this reason we're launching a new series called "Breaking the Barrios". Get ready for excellent guides for planning your next visit to one of Madrid's popular neighborhoods. Here you can find information about restaurants, [...]

17 01, 2019

Abono Transporte Madrid: Call It Commuting 🚌

2019-02-25T12:50:19+02:00Categories: Support, Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to get an abono transporte in Madrid. First of all, are you wondering how to get around the Community of Madrid? Because if so, Smart Insiders is here to give tips on securing an abono transporte. Also, there is a lot to consider before you go and buy an abono. Most noteworthy examples are [...]

22 12, 2018

December Celebrations Madrid: End 2018 with a bang! 🎉

2018-12-22T11:44:40+02:00Categories: Culture, News, Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Let's toast to 2018! These are the events you can't miss... In Madrid from Christmas Eve (Nochebuena) until Three Kings Day (Dia de los Reyes) the celebration and holiday activities continue. There are many cultural traditions that are available to you during this time. 2019 is around the corner and SmartInsiders is back to to [...]

4 12, 2018

Nochevieja Universitaria: 3…2…1…Happy New Year!

2018-12-04T14:49:55+02:00Categories: News, Tips, Trips|Tags: , |0 Comments

What is Nochevieja Universitaria in Salamanca? Nochevieja Universitaria (University’s New Years Eve) in Salamanca is one of the biggest parties to end the year - and what better way to do it than with friends, new and old! The tradition came about because many students go home to spend the holidays [...]

24 11, 2018

Europe Holiday Trip: You’re Eurotrippin’ if You Miss This!

2019-03-08T11:46:22+02:00Categories: Culture, News, Trips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Europe Trip: Hostel + Hotel Editions Find yourself staying in Madrid over the holidays wanting to travel Europe?  Take advantage of your time off by catching up on your country count! Smart Insiders has organized a Europe trip starting the day after Christmas, December 26th. Imagine 5 different countries, 10 cities, and a special [...]