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Scott Schuman's The Sartorialist: Episode 2, Madrid

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Sep 16th 2013 11:00 AM
One of the reasons we love to travel is to experience cultures different from ours, whether that be across the world or across the state. Go just a few miles and everything can change -- food, drink, language, customs, weather and even the clothes people wear (or don't). For the next 12 weeks, we'll be following along with Scott Schuman, fashion photographer and blogger, also known as "The Sartorialist," as he explores the differences in fashion and culture around the world.

This week, Schuman heads to Madrid, Spain, to explore the fashion and culture behind the sport of bullfighting. Check out what he learns, below.

Bullfighters: The Sartorialist For AOL On
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Hotel for Plants, a Seedy Place for a lot of Green (PHOTOS)

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Aug 3rd 2011 09:15 AM

Hotel Para Plantas

Summer is a great time to get out of town, but whither the azaleas? OgilvyAction has created a hotel for plants so that flowers will no longer have to pay the price for their prodigal owners' relaxation.
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Five European Airports to Avoid for Flight Connections

by Zach Honig. Posted Mar 16th 2011 12:01 AM

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For business travelers, paying a few extra bucks for a direct flight is seldom an issue, but tourists often book flights with cost in mind, choosing to fly multiple segments to reach their destination if the price is right. If you think connecting at an airport in the U.S. is inconvenient, try gate hopping at London Heathrow, Madrid Barajas, or our other picks for airports to avoid in Europe.
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'Garbage Hotel' Opens in Madrid

by Libby Zay. Posted Jan 21st 2011 11:42 AM
A new 'garbage hotel' that popped up in Madrid might be the trashiest ever. The inn features walls covered with litter dragged ashore by tides, garbage recovered from landfills, and junk picked up at flea markets.
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Madrid Slang

by Monica Guy. Posted Oct 18th 2010 04:27 PM
Madrid Slang

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A visitor to Madrid relying on rusty high school Spanish may not hear much slang, known as "argot" or "jerga," while in Spain's capital. Not because it's rare, but because people tend to speak so fast that unless you're born and bred here you'll struggle to make out individual phrases amid a machine-gun babble of speech. Madrileños (residents of Madrid) delight in flouting the restrictions imposed by the venerable Real Academia Española (Royal Spanish Academy), which tries to enforce standards for the Spanish language. So put down your high-school textbook and bone up on this list of common Madrid slang terms and phrases.
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