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Where to get your news
fix when in Spain?
& ex-pats alike will have no problem finding news
sources (both in Spanish and foreign press) in Spain. While
you can get Spanish newspapers at any "Quiosco"
or News Stand), one can also find internatinal press (especially
in the centers and business areas of larger cities). You may
have trouble finding a New York Times in a small village of
Asturias but not in Madrid! "Quiosco" (Kiosks or
News Stands) can usually take 3 different forms in Spain; round, the
or the storefront
from the Quioscos,one can find newspapers and magazines
stores such as "El
or "VIPS" (photo coming soon) without having to fear being ripped off
since most newspapers and magazines are simply sold at the printed face value.
addition to the newspapers that are sold, many cities have
free newspapers as well that sum up the daily news in a
smaller edition that they boast can be taken in in 20
minutes. In Madrid for example, the early morning hours are
witness to loads of "repartidores" (delivery
people) at many Metro entrances handing out a free newspaper
minutos" or "Metro" (the
latter was actually started by the Swiss with English
capital and is a Europe-wide concept). The freebies are
usually all gone by 1:30am though so you have to get up a
bit early to catch one.