Hola! I am Ernesto Vidal, but my friends call me Ernie. I was born and raised in Madrid. My uncle, a cultured man, took me since I was 6 years old to art galleries and museums in Madrid and towns around. I was astonished and delighted by all the artifacts and weird things I discovered at that age. Those feelings made me pick a History of Art Major when I entered University.
Once I got the degree I began travelling a lot throughout the world as a Tour Manager. Cultural tours but also I work for corporate and business travel. I loved that life, very dynamic and full of exciting experiences. Contacting other cultures is the real university of life, I believe.
But, when I was getting close to my 40’s, I began missing home, family and friends. And I had something else in mind too. I felt frustrated that not many foreigners knew Madrid and its treasures. That’s not possible, I thought! I have to do something about it.
My goal and proposal: after all my traveling experiences I would love to make you feel my hometown Madrid in a different perspective rather than the typical tour I myself have experienced in many places around the world.
Of course, the highlights should be visited, that’s why they are so popular and breathtaking but also, if you let me, I want to introduce you to the real daily life of madrileños(Madrid locals), how we think, how we socialize and, last but not least, what we eat and drink.
Be my guest, dear traveler, come to my city. You won’t regret it!