Welcome to my blog about some of the best sights and sounds in Spain.
When you decide to visit Spain there are so many things to do and see you might feel overwhelmed planning your trip. This blog will direct you to the gems of each region—from nooks and crannies in the larger centres to hidden villages, from remote castles to unique gastronomy. It will explain the local culture and guide you through the differences in each region in Spain.
Eating out in Spain is meant to be a fantastic experience, and that is what you will get if you head to the mountain towns of Navacerrada and Cercedilla.
Tucked in the mountain village of Navacerrada is the Restaurante Terraza Jardin Felipe where the food is served in an art form and is as delicious as it looks.
El Reloj is a rustic elegant restaurant near Madrid. You will get fresh, excellent gourmet food served in a gorgeous setting in the charming town of Navacerrada only 45 minutes from Madrid.
Breakfasts in Spain tend to be very similar where ever you go. The most common fare you will find is either toast, churros, bocatas or tortilla Española. While this is very tasty I enjoy finding new and different things to try. Here is a list of places in Madrid where you will find breakfasts that a little more unique than the run-of-the-mill.
If you appreciate an eating experience rather than eating just to fill up, the traditional Spanish fare cooked with only the freshest of ingredients in Brihuega will create a memory for years to come. This is a small town tucked in a valley that is known to grown almost everything, it also has plenty of pastures for livestock and forests for wild game. Around lunch time you can smell the pungent aroma of oak wood smoke floating through the air, mixed with the heavenly smells of barbeque and stews simmering.
All the restaurants in Patones are top notch. Most of the restaurants adopt the atmosphere of the town of Patones —charming, quaint and rustic. Many have lovely flower-filled patios that overlook the town. If you are looking for quality food served in a stunning setting you won't be disappointed.
Tapas are tasty creations that hit the spot almost any time of the day.
I can't think anything better than drinking a thick, creamy hot chocolate on a cold day and this is the best place in Madird.
It isn't surprising that in a country with such a wide diversity of gastronomic fare, you can choose just about any type of food in Madrid. We have put together a guide for some of our top choices of restaurants—from classic to fusion, from high end to budget options. Just remember that gastronomy is part of the culture of a country, so be sure to
Looking for a quiet get-away in the mountains of Gredos? El Paraiso de Gredos is a family run rural hotel that is welcoming and a perfect starting point to your outdoor adventure in Gredos.
If you are looking for a relaxing stay in one of the most beautiful natural areas in Spain, you will love the El Milano Real Hotel and surrounding areas.
Sometimes you need a break from seeing only cultural places and visiting monuments. La Casona in San Rafael offers fun activities for the whole family.
Staying in the villages of Spain is not only an authentic experience, but usually is cheaper than staying in the main centres. You will get to see Spain as it was centuries ago and really get to interact with the simpler Spanish lifestyle. Take advantage of exploring the beautiful countryside by staying in "rural houses." Here are a couple of suggestions of places to stay only 2 hours from Madrid, near Cuenca Spain.
With so much to see in and around Cuenca, you will want to take the time to stay at least a night. Here are some suggestions on where to stay when you are visiting Cuenca.
Finding a place to stay with children in Madrid can be challenging. Here you will find options of some hotels that have suites and kitchenettes but still are in a reasonable price range.
There are no lack of hotels in Madrid, but it may be a challenge to find just what you are looking for a specific location or within your budget. Here we try to help you find just what you need.
Are you looking for some reading material about Spain to prepare for your trip? You might want to take a look at Lost and Found in Spain, by Susan Solomont. As an Ambassador’s wife she had a unique insight into Spain.
When you away from home you want to share your experiences with your family and friends over social media and by messaging and calling them. The solution is a pocket WIFI device.
Negative topics are never fun, unfortunately there are a few things that tourists need to be aware of before coming to Spain to ensure a fun and stress-free vacation. Pickpockets are rampant in Madrid and Barcelona. Here are 8 tips on how to avoid becoming victim to pickpockets.
Our pick of 6 essential gadgets that will make your travels much easier: From universal adapter, to a case to organize all your cords to an anti-theft backpack. Check out why we think these are the most practical products for you.
To rent or not to rent (a car) that is the question answered in this article. There are moments when having a car in Spain is more of a pain that advantage, but there are situations in which it is almost impossible to get around without.
Want to learn Spanish out of the classroom?
La Casa Sevilla is a language school breaks away from traditional and rigid teaching methods. Here students learn walking through the streets of Seville, or in an outdoor cafe ordering tapas or while tasting wine at a local market.
When you are visiting Spain you will want to keep in touch with your family and friends back home. Here are some tips on how to get a SIM card in Spain.
The villages of Spain show you authentic Spain. Walking through these villages will pull back the curtains of time to show you how life was centuries ago.
Looking for hidden beaches around the world? Buest blogger, Miguel Glaton has provided his top 5 picks, including one in Spain.
Spain may be one country, but there are different cultures and languages within the country. Come along and find out why.
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