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A little bit of Andalucian heaven: Vejer and Conil

October 23, 2014


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 […]

Eating well in Palo Alto, and stopping in San Francisco

November 10, 2013


I’ve just had a quick trip to Silicon Valley and have a few good food recommendations, and some places not to stay, to share. It was my first time to Silicon Valley and right from the efficiency of picking up a car at the airport, the drive down 101 with the bay and mountains in […]

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. […]

El Rincon de Pardinas, Avenida de America

February 4, 2010


When I first arrived in Madrid I lived in Avenida de America. I have to be honest, it’s not my favourite area in Madrid. However, whilst I was there, I discovered this great little bar which also has a restaurant – El Rincon de Pardinas. I prefer the bar, even for proper meals. I think […]