The Most Authentic, Traditional & Best Restaurants in Madrid

Madrid is such a gastronomic city with a huge tradition of cooking and eating, and the Madrilenos really know how to enjoy their food.  The best restaurants in Madrid that I have visited are the authentic Spanish ones with long histories attached to them.  They’ve managed, because of their long-standing reputations, not to have to…

The Best Food Markets in Madrid

One of my favourite things to do when I travel is to check out the local food markets.  I love just wandering around, seeing what the locals eat and buy, trying a few things, maybe buying some lunch for a picnic and just generally enjoying the atmosphere.  I’m in heaven in Madrid as there’s so…

Casa Paco, La Latina, Madrid

A traditional Spanish Restaurant where the House Speciality is Steak cooked on a hot plate at your table! I took Dan to Casa Paco for Date Night on our last trip to Madrid as it’s his Dad’s favourite restaurant and he’s been raving about its steak for a long time.  It’s a traditional looking restaurant in…

Cadaques – Catalonia – Spain

Read about my hike to Cap de Creus here! Cadaques, a little fishing port on the Catalan Coast in Spain was the destination for this week as I was spending the week with Dan and his extended family on their summer trip.  I’d never been before and not spent much time in the Catalan region so was…

Madrid (Day 3)

Catch up on Madrid Day 1, Madrid Day 2 This morning was our last in Madrid, and we decided to do what most Madrilenos do on a Sunday morning which is head to the El Rastro, flea market to wander around the stalls in the sunshine.  I didn’t realise it would be so huge; there must’ve been…

Madrid (Day 2)

Catch up on Madrid Day 1, Madrid Day 3 Apologies for the extremely long post yesterday, but we did so much and I didn’t want to leave anything out.  Hopefully today’s will be a bit more concise!… Another absolutely gorgeous day and this morning the plan was to head to the Mercado San Anton, another market like the Mercado…

Madrid (Day 1)

See also Madrid Day 2, Madrid Day 3 Wow, so I’ve just come back from an amazing 3 days in Madrid with my mum to celebrate our birthdays, and what an amazing trip we had.  Perfect weather, lots of walking, sightseeing, fabulous food, amazing wine and a few special treats for my mum thrown in made…

Tarifa Day 4 (Malaga)

Catch up on Tarifa Day 1, Tarifa Day 2, Tarifa Day 3 Waking up this morning we had two choices.  We had a very late night flight to catch from Malaga this evening so we could spend the day in Tarifa or get the drive out of the way and head to Malaga and spend…

Tarifa Day 3

Catch up on Tarifa Day 1, Tarifa Day 2, Tarifa Day 4 So, the second whisky was definitely not a good idea last night…I didn’t feel quite so fresh waking up today but Dan was excited as the wind was much stronger so we got up to go to our kitesurfing lesson…along with every other…

Tarifa…Day 2

Catch up with Tarifa Day 1, Tarifa Day 3, Tarifa Day 4 Waking up the next morning to blue skies is always an amazing feeling, even better when you know you have a full day at the beach to look forward to. Kite-surfing was on the agenda whilst we were in Tarifa and we had…

Weekend in Tarifa – Day 1

For more see Tarifa Day 2, Tarifa Day 3 and Tarifa Day 4 I’m not sure I’ve got the hang of this blogging idea yet…I went away for the most amazing weekend to Tarifa in the South of Spain and I completely forgot to snap most of the food I ate. It’s a real shame as…