Traveler Agenda (July 6, 7 and 8)


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THE MUSIC CAN NEVER MISS . And in summer, of course, it has to be in the form of a festival. This weekend we have to get the entrance to the Rio Babel Festival. On July 6 and 7 in Madrid, at IFEMA, more than 20 international artists will make us dance celebrating music. Bunbury and Crystal Fighters, The Cat Empire

In the second edition of the festival, artists such as Nathy Peluso, Los Auténicos Decadentes, We The Lion, Juanito Makandé, Alamedadosoulna, King Coya, Jenny and The Mexicats, Bebe, Arco, Quiantic, Miranda !, Caligaris, Dengue Dengue Dengue . An infallible variety , in which this year Argentine bands, rock, cumbia and alternative electronics will be protagonists above all. A festival that unites both music, culture and gastronomy (with foodtrucks included, of course), from Spain and Latin America.

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SHARING TABLE During Saturday 7 and Sunday 8, we signed up for THE gastronomic experience of The Table by Cardhu in El Paracaidista, with the aim of “facilitating the encounter between strangers and fostering friendships and love affairs”. A menu accompanied by Cardhu cocktails and enjoying one of the famous terraces of Madrid. (From 12:00 to 00:00 hours, for a price of 35 euros per person).

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I BELIEVE I CAN FLY. Madrid Fly is about trying new things. The tallest vertical wind tunnel in Europe mixes sensations that we have already learned, such as the stomach jumble when you jump into an attraction or the feeling of freedom from a window lowered in the car, and condenses them into a tube so that experience in just over a minute, how long your flight lasts. Brief, yes; but intense The fair and necessary to learn to place the body: arched and doing strength with the legs, but without showing rigidity to enjoy the experience.
Quiet, Max or any of the instructors, will accompany you at all times to remind you, via signs, the basic notions learned in the theoretical-practical class prior to your indoor flights. With that in mind, it is time to drop to float at the rate marked by air flows, which can range between 180 and 300 km / hour, making you dance along the 18.5 meters high of this tunnel.

And no, do not enter into doubts from lack of experience: anyone over five years (except pregnant women) can fly. If this is your first time, you will be considered a Fun Flyer. Because precisely this is the wind tunnel, to get carried away by the fun. (Where: Avenida del Retamar, 16. Polígono de La Dehesa de Navalcarbón, Las Rozas. Price: from 58 euros per person - includes two 1-minute flights accompanied by instructor, equipment rental and theoretical-practical class).

REFRESHING OUR SENSES. We do not hesitate to approach Diego de León street in Madrid and sneak into Sugarcane, which has designed a different cocktail guide for each day of the week. So we can approach on Thursday to try the Ya You Know, on Friday a Trouble in Paradise, on Saturday Tropical temptation or, finally, a Thank you Mother on Sunday. Although if we have strength and we are left wanting to try them all, we can continue and approach on Monday for a Sugarcane mojito. Because that way, Mondays are less Monday. They look great? Then wait to try them on your terrace with Hawaiian umbrellas.

Sugarcane nos trae una guía de cócteles muy apetecible

Sugarcane brings us a very appetizing cocktail guide © Sugarcane

FASHION. Because the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid starts, which offers us a variety of plans to choose for all those crazy about the world of retail. Parades, parties, competitions, workshops, talks and exhibitions, to spend a different weekend in Madrid.

FOR THE GOOD PALATE. Summer lasts forever, because we don't want to stop going to the gastronomic market of the Malasaña neighborhood. On the ground floor of the Barceló Market, we find the proposal of Pasarela Food Market, a different proposal to renew the image of traditional markets and live them more thoroughly.

They tell us about five senses to activate in this space: the Italian-Venezuelan cuisine of Bartolomeo Kitchen, the made in USA burgers of L'OB and the traditional Basque-inspired recipes of Flower Experience, all paired with the wines of El Foro, the beers of Beer Garage and the cocktails of La Estación Central.

(Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., Sunday to Thursday, and 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., on Fridays and Saturdays).

DE CINE ROCK, “Rock, the road and drive in have always been allies, ” Autocine Madrid Race explains in order to recover its roots to that music with two festivals: the Rock & Law Festival, charity, and Rock in Family Summer Party . They also take Loquillo's words to justify himself, when he said: "I haven't seen a film in the backseat for a long time." So let's leave nostalgia behind and relive our own Grease this weekend. Concerts and versions of mythical rock legends, by the hand of NiCE Boys (Guns and Roses), Killer Queens (Queen) or Thunderstruck (AC / DC). But also foodtrucks, and even for the smallest storytellers or floating castles.

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MORE MUSIC with Botanic Nights. This weekend there are still tickets to see on Friday 6 the singer, songwriter and guitarist Corinne Bailey Rae, on Saturday 7 Charles Lloyd & The Marvels plus Billy Hart Quaret with Joshua Redman, a mix between rock and country with jazz and blues, or Sunday 8 to end in style with Proud Bonsai (Miss Kittin and Kim Ann Forman), with electronic music.

IN THE FILMS, we opted for the premiere of the expected movie Oceans 8, in which a group of women become true masters of theft. With a shocking cast, among which are Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, or we can even see Rihanna act as well, we enter the mythical and famous MET gala.

A BOOK TO TRAVEL READING . Man Zou from Izabella Kaluta, China for the curious. With illustrations by Jack Ambrozewski, to discover in a funnier way than yes, that noodles, ice cream, kites and fireworks were invented in the largest and most populous country in Asia. But not only that, but many more. Do you want to discover the history, culture and way of life of a place in which about 1.5 billion people live?

We anticipate a curiosity, "when they build a skyscraper, they sometimes leave a hole large enough in the center for a dragon to fly by." In addition, Man Zou precisely means “Go slowly!”, And that is how the inhabitants of China say goodbye, so let's take this weekend calmly and give ourselves time between the sheets to discover a culture that is first and foremost different and answer questions like why did an emperor need terracotta soldiers?

IN THE NETWORKS. We realize that love has sometimes no limits or borders ( literally speaking), thanks to this couple: Marco and Erika (@mochilamonkeys) always travel together and present us with wonderful views of their different trips, passing through Bali, Lombok, Borobudur, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Osaka or Hanoi, among many others.

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