“Just a second of your time”, or how being socially awkward hinders (my) journalism

Yesterday, I spent the morning walking up and down Madrid’s Paseo de la Casteallana. Everyone in Madrid is on holiday, so it looked like this:


Eery, isn’t it? So empty. Well, that, and the fact that I waited a couple minutes to take the photo. So lesson 1: don’t trust everything you see. The city is empty, but not SO much. But that’s not what I wanted to tell you about.


Deutsche Welle: Spaniards are fed up with political deadlock

This article was originally published in Deutsche Welle.

After seven months of negotiations to form a new government, Spain is likely to head to the polls for the third time in under a year. People are growing more and more indifferent. Santiago Saez reports from Madrid.