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Amy Donegan

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Spain
Madrid
United Kingdom
Brighton

Amy Donegan

Current city:
Madrid
City of birth:
Brighton
Host university:
UCM
Home university:
BHAM

Amy activity

  • Place

    Mercado de San Miguel

    As some of you know, as soon as I arrived in Sol I fell in love. I knew straight away that this was where I wanted to spend my year in Madrid and I have to say one of the main attractions was definitely the Mercado de San Miguel. Source Mercado de San Miguel is the...

    by Amy in Where to eat Madrid, 7 years ago
  • Blog

    Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    It´s safe to say I didn't expect much in the way of organisation when I decided to go to university in Spain, in fact, if my experiences with Birmingham´s Spanish department were anything to go by, I knew any chance of getting things done on time was pretty much...

    0 by Amy in Erasmus blog UCM, 7 years ago
  • Blog

    Monster Metro

    This post is somewhat of a warning and somewhat of an embarrassing confession...and it has to do with the brutal Metro de Madrid!   Now, you can probably see from my previous post about the metro, that I’m a big fan. Well, that was perhaps true before, but now I’m...

    0 by Amy in Erasmus blog Madrid, 7 years ago
  • Blog

    Spanish Omelette

    So we figured since we can't afford to go for tapas every night (boohoo) we would attempt to make our own at home! I have attempted Tapas dishes before, such as Paella and Patatas Bravas and there have been disastrous consequences, so we decided to opt for something a...

    0 by Amy in Erasmus recipes, 7 years ago
  • Place

    La Comedia Madrid

    When we first arrived in Madrid we quickly fell into the trap of going to the biggest, most well known clubs and ending up paying a fortune for a pretty average night. Whilst visiting these clubs is something that kind of has to be done, it can often be a bit of a...

    by Amy in Erasmus party Madrid, 7 years ago
  • Place

    La Riviera - Reverse

    It has been my mission, since arriving in Madrid, to find a night out that could rival my beloved Seedy Sonics in Birmingham. I thought I’d found a substitute in the form of a club called Mondo when I heard Jamie Jones was playing there. Unfortunately for me, the only...

    by Amy in Erasmus party Madrid, 7 years ago
  • Place

    El Tigre

    El Tigre seemed to be somewhat of a legend when I arrived here. Everyone was talking about it and suggesting I try it. Rumour had it you pay 6 Euros for a drink and they just bring you food until you can eat no more! Being a penniless student but wanting to go out and...

    by Amy in Cafe, cocktail, beer Madrid, 7 years ago
  • Place

    Cafe y Tapas

    There is a chain of restaurants/cafes in Madrid called Cafe y Té, which seems to be just a prevalent here as Starbucks or Costa Coffee are in Marlow. I can think of about four within walking distance from my flat off the top of my head, and I’m sure that’s an...

    by Amy in Where to eat Madrid, 7 years ago
  • Experience

    Thieves in Madrid!

    Living in any big city always comes with a price. Whether it be expensive house prices or traffic, there’s always a catch, and in Madrid that seems to be the vast amount of pick pockets in operation. Since being here nearly everyone I have met has had something stolen...

    0 by Amy in Erasmus experiences Madrid, 7 years ago
  • Experience

    Botellón in Madrid - Spain's drinking culture

    Anyone who took Spanish in school is almost undoubtedly aware of botellón. Calling it a tradition may be somewhat far fetched but if you could see what I witnessed then you'd most likely agree! My first experience of botellón was when I revisited my GCSE exchange...

    0 by Amy in Erasmus experiences Madrid, 7 years ago
  • Place

    Parque del Buen Retiro (Retiro Park)

    I love being in a city where nearly everywhere is within walking distance. Madrid is one of those places you can just go for a walk and end up stumbling across something beautiful. My first visit to Retiro was the result of a trip to Starbucks turning into a wander then...

    by Amy in What to see Madrid, 7 years ago
  • New photos in Madrid

    gallery updated, 7 years ago
  • New photos in Madrid

    gallery updated, 7 years ago
  • New photos in Madrid

    gallery updated, 7 years ago
  • Forum

    Helpful Tips for Madrid

    Hi everyone, I've been in Madrid since September on Erasmus and my blog will be regularly updated with helpful tips and recommendations for you if you are interested! I know it's a bit scary coming here with no idea what to do so maybe you can learn from my mistakes and...

    by Amy in Erasmus forum Madrid, 7 years ago
  • Blog

    Student travel in Madrid

    I'm going to introduce you to the greatest invention of all time: The ABONO! Unless you choose to live in Moncloa (which I've heard is a little bit boring! ), you are inevitably going to need to get the metro to uni, assuming you choose Complutense! 1. 50 doesn't seem...

    0 by Amy in Erasmus tips, 7 years ago
  • Blog

    Prosecute Pablo!

    Arriving in a new country all by yourself is definitely a daunting prospect, made even more so when you have to begin searching for flats in such a short space of time! I had a terrible experience with my first landlord here - if you haven't guessed, his name is Pablo -...

    1 by Amy in Erasmus blog Madrid, 7 years ago

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