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How to Feel Safe in Madrid

Written by damien

Moving to live in any new city brings with it certain fears and insecurities- and that’s only understandable. While Madrid is one of the friendliest cities in the world, no one should make a mistake in believing that everyone that lives there is perfect. If you’re living away from home for the first time there are certain rules that you should impose on yourself to make sure that you protect yourself and your personal effects from injury, damage or loss. These things can happen even the most experienced person in respect to prepare yourself to fear the worst, whilst making sure that it will never happen. Today, ShMadrid will explain some safety guidelines for big cities.

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First, a place to live

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The first thing you need to do when moving to Madrid is to find yourself a place to live. By choosing ShMadrid to help you lookout for the right place to live in the city, either long or short term, you will be placing yourself in safe. The people who work at ShMadrid are both professional and very friendly and will help you, not only to find the best apartment in Madrid that suits your needs and your budget, but also provide you with all the advice you will need and how to get settled into the city. ShMadrid have been around a long time now, and have made themselves a first-class name by always having a choice of hottest apartments to suit every taste and budget. That’s why when it comes to finding apartments in the city, you can’t beat ShMadrid.

Administrative procedures

As your apartment issues are being taking care of, you should take advantage of the time you are saving by choosing ShMadrid by taking care of some of the basic administrative details you’ll need to live in the city. The first thing you need to do is prepare some form of Personal Emergency Protocol Card to keep on your possession all times. This card contain all of your personal details, apart from financial. What is important is you provide details of any physical problems you suffer from, your blood group as well as details of people who can be contacted in the event of an emergency.

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These days everyone has a mobile phone and it would be a good idea to include contact phone numbers with a prefix taking emergency- so that the local authorities can find your contact quickly and advise them of any problems. If you can establish a contract in Madrid, it is always a good idea to keep them informed if you will be out of contact for a few days as well as contacting them on a regular basis just to let them know you’re okay. The same applies to family abroad. International calls cost very little these days, and there is  always WhatsApp or Skype, or even a good old-fashioned email to maintain contact with family or friends abroad who may be worrying about you. While all of this may seem a little frightening it is only basic common sense, and the longer you stay in Madrid the more comfortable you will feel.

What do you do to feel safe and secure in a new city?

About the author


Originally from France, Damien has made Spain his home. He loves languages, learning, food and startups.

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