Catalonian Wine Tasting

Last summer I spent time in Cadaques and Cap de Creus in Catalonia, Spain.  We had such an amazing time in this beautiful part of the world, hiking, swimming, eating and of course, drinking the local wine.  Hidden beaches you can only reach by swimming or kayaking, plenty of National Parks to Hike in and…

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…

Segovia – A Day Trip from Madrid

Having been to Madrid many times before and seen all the sights, we decided to use one of our days this time to go on a day trip.  We had a few options, Toledo perhaps, or El Escorial, but the princess in me wanted to see the Alcazar castle in Segovia so we decided to…

Enoteca MF – Cadaques – Spain

To read more check out my posts on Cadaques and hiking in Cap de Creus National Park. Tonight in Cadaques, Dan & I decided to go out on our own as all the others were eating in, so true to form, we picked the local wine bar Enoteca MF.  We had a short wait for our table…

Cap de Creus – Catalonia – Spain

To read more see my Cadaques post. Having spent the last two days in Cadaques town, today we decided to venture further afield.  Cap de Creus is a National Park around the headland from Cadaques and as everyone was getting itchy feet we decided to plan a hike to go and see what it had to…

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…