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Peruvian eating in Madrid

August 16, 2010


Madrid has close roots with Latin America for obvious reasons and it’s easy to find communities of people from each of these countries. This also brings good food and I have recently discovered Peruvian food so thought that I would share some restaurant tips for those living in or visiting Madrid that may like to […]

Salamanca, Spain

June 3, 2010


Not wanting to miss the opportunity of a mid week holiday (Spain has it’s national holidays on the day they fall rather than the following Monday like the UK), we’ve just had a lovely night and day in Salamanca. It’s a beautiful town 2.5hrs train ride from Madrid – possible to do in a day […]

The Sherry Triangle: Sanlucar, Cadiz and Jerez

April 5, 2010


The ‘sherry triangle’ is in the south-west of Spain, which as the name suggests, is where sherry comes from. Usually a dry region, after this long, wet winter, the 6 hour drive down from Madrid was considerably greener than I expected. The area is also known for olive oil and there are thousands upon thousands […]

Valencia and Las Fallas

March 16, 2010


In Spain, every big city and town, and most small ones too, have a week’s festival. Some of the most famous are San Fermina (the running of the bulls in Pamplona), Semana Santa (Holy week) in Sevilla and Tomatina (the street party where everyone throws tomatoes at each other). I came to Valencia¬†for Las Fallas […]

A weekend in Toledo

February 21, 2010


As a belated valentine’s present, my boyfriend took me to the medieval town of Toledo, south-east of Madrid. It’s just half an hour on a direct train from the famous Atocha Station – ideal for an overnight stay, or even a day trip. He booked Hotel del Cardenal which is in an 18th Century Manor […]


February 20, 2010


I have to admit that I had always associated Mallorca with British package tour holidays to Magaloof (on the south west of the island) so when a friend suggested going for the weekend I wasn’t entirely enthusiast. How wrong I was and how happy I am that I accepted her suggestion – it is stunning. […]

Tea, and a little coffee

February 17, 2010


I am English therefore I love tea. It’s true. Yes it’s a stereo type, but I think it’s a fair one. In the UK, most offices that I have worked in do tea rounds and people may have moved on from PG tips and Tetleys (aka builders tea) to green and herbal teas but nonetheless, […]