I had a great time at global network week hosted by IE Business School in Madrid 🇪🇸 It was an incredible opportunity to learn a cool topic (Digital Transformation) in-depth with some of my current classmates and driven students from peer institutions around the world!
Here are some tips for future goers:
(1) The Yale EMBA program covered lodging for the entire week assuming you arrive one day before and leave one day after. I extended two extra days out-of-pocket. We had no choice in lodging, but I recommend staying next to IE Business School or close to Centro.
(2) IE Business School provided lunch for the week, and credit cards (especially Visa) were accepted almost everywhere else. However, you may need cash when trying to buy ice cream from a street vendor or to haggle at the market.
(3) It’s a big city, but it doesn’t take too long to see the major sites. Most people took about three hours walking to feel as if they “toured” the city.
(4) I made sure that I checked out (a) El Botin Restaurant – World’s Oldest Restaurant, (b) Casino de Madrid / La Terraza del Casino, (c) Flamenco Dancing, (d) Soccer Game at Santiago Bernabeu, (e) Sangria near Plaza Mayor, (f) Original Churros near Plaza Mayor, (h) The Royal Palace, and (i) El Retiro Park.
Check out my instagram (@davidrlee) highlights on Madrid for more videos and pictures!