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A little bit of Andalucian heaven: Vejer and Conil

October 23, 2014

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After a whirlwind 36 hours in Seville we were looking for something a little more relaxed…. Fortunately for us a friend offered his place in Vejer de la Frontera – a perfect Andalucian whitewashed village on top of a hill near the coast, a short drive from Cadiz and with views to Morocco from the roof […]

A feast of senses in Sevilla

October 23, 2014

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Just back from a whirlwind tour of Seville and am still on a high so want to share what I found so utterly brilliant. We were in Seville for 36 hours so I’m going to take you through it New York Times style…Arrive late on Friday night, check into the Hotel Hospes del Rey and go for Tapas […]

Barcelona: the city that has it all

June 18, 2014

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Oh where to start with Barcelona. Small windy pedestrian streets, beautiful plazas, hills, museums, food (of the food) and a beach. The city has it all. I was there recently for a conference and got a sneak peak at a few amazing places…. My first night I was taken to a fabulous little place called Canete where the […]

Basque Summer Holiday: San Sebastian

August 27, 2012

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The Lonely Planet starts with some cheesy line about how no one goes to San Sebastian without falling in love. God they were right. And it’s cheap to boot (around half Paris prices). I was on a bit of an epic Basque adventure with two girlfriends. It’s the longest holiday I’ve taken in a long […]

Llivia (shh don’t tell anyone)

February 18, 2011

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Thanks to a friend who kindly lent me his family apartment in this Spanish enclave just inside the French border of the Pyrenees. It’s a wonderful place – perfect for those who like hiking or skiing, and for those who like eating after strenuous this activity there are some wonderful restaurants. There are numerous ski […]

Casa Marcelo, Santiago de Compostela

October 28, 2010

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This is one of those rare restaurants that deserves a whole post to itself. My Spanish food guru told me three times that if i come to Galicia, I must not miss Casa Marcelo, so my expectations were high when I walked through the door. And I was not disaapointed. Casa Marcelo is small and […]

In Situ: my new favourite restaurant in Madrid

October 24, 2010

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In Situ was recommended by a friend a while ago and when I looked it up online, only to find rave reviews I thought I’d test it out (it’s a hard life, I know). It didn’t disapoint. The restaurant is small and cosy, I would book at the weekends as I imagine it get’s packed. […]