Category Archives for "Spain"

Jul 25

The Best Things to do in Seville Spain

Spain

Welcome to the city where orange blossom mingles with fountains in quiet courtyards while passion flames in the streets. Home to flamenco, inspiration for Carmen and the springboard for Columbus’ voyage to the new world, Seville never bores her guests. After half a decade living there, here’s my guide to the best things to do in Seville, Spain.

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May 05

Gin, Sin and the Xoriguer Distillery in Menorca

Food , Spain

Menorca threw several surprises my way when I visited. Wild flowers, for one, with fields flush with poppies, violets and periwinkles all dancing like hippies in the sun. There were bronze age settlements for another, and olive oil-soaked cheese, cured lovingly by hand and made from milk gathered freshly that morning.

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Feb 17

5 Ways to Live Like A Local in Seville

Spain

When friends first ask about what they should see and do in Seville, I start with the traditional list. After that, though, we get down to spilling my true secrets. My tips and tricks for soaking up the seduction of Spain’s hottest city and living like a local in the heart of Andalusia.

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Dec 09

Tenerife Food Guide: How to Find Authentic Canarian Food In Tenerife

Food , Spain

What to eat in Tenerife – Tenerife Food GuideWhat is typical Tenerife food? Forget jokes about Full English Breakfasts and fish and chips for a pound, the real cuisine in Tenerife stretches back over centuries.Your Guide to Food in Tenerife ​The Top 10 Foods to Try in Tenerife​ GofioBarraquitoRopa VIejaPuchero Roast Chestnuts  Almogrote Papas Arrugadas Tenerife Honey Tenerife Wine Mojo   […]

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Dec 04

Where to Stay in Seville

Spain

There’s no doubt about it: Seville is one of Spain’s most exciting cities, a place with intoxicating heat, history, architecture and food. From cosy hotspots in the centre of town to fortress-like luxury in the hills. Here are the best places to stay in Seville after years spent living there (and reviewing hotels for a living.)

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Feb 05

Whale Watching in Tenerife

Spain

Pedro Martina’s sun-worn face lights up as he grabs my shoulder and points into the distance.
“Three of them are under the water now,” he says. It’s certainly not the first time Pedro has hunted whales…

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Jun 19

How to Plan a Galicia Road Trip – A Salty Itinerary Through Northern Spain

Spain

Every coast is salty. But northwest Spain’s Galician coastline seems the saltiest of all: its landscape licked into shape by the churning, whirling waves, its cuisine at one with the sea and its architecture, history and general attitude shaped by the way that surf reaches the shore.

This is a place to experience the real side of Spain, away from tower blocks, fake paella and concrete-edged, crowded hotel pools.

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Feb 01

7 Unusual Things To Do in Spain

Spain

Unusual things to do in SpainSun, sea, sand, plus a dazzling display of unusual things to do. That’s Spain for you: ski slopes, Picasso, and Barcelona’s ceramic lizard mixed in with paella, flamenco and convivial, tasty tapas. Every country is misunderstood to one degree or another. But I still remember my surprise on arrival at how vast and […]

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Apr 26

49 Interesting Facts About Spain

Spain

Fun and interesting facts about Spain49 Interesting Facts About SpainDid YOU know that Spain has bars you can ride up to on horseback and order a cerveza without needing to dismount? Or that artistic genius Dali built a fairytale castle to house his work? Or that chefs from here regularly grace the “best in the […]

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Dec 03

The Best Churros in Madrid at the Oldest Chocolatería

Food , Spain

 Tasting churros and chocolate at the oldest chocolatería in Madrid Churros y chocolate, you either love it or you hate it as the marmite ad says. But (as I suspect is the case for marmite too) if you hate it, it’s probably because you’re doing it wrong. Bad churros is flaccid and stodgy. Good churros, served fresh and […]

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Sep 18

Things to do in Girona Spain

Spain

City view of Girona – A Place in Spain with So Many Things to DoI love the medieval city of Girona, although a city this size scarcely seems large enough to be a city at all. I love the way its cathedral rises out of the earth to greet you as the plane swoops in […]

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