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Visiting the Alhambra on the Perfect Fall Day

As the leaves start to change color here in Madrid and temperatures become bearable at last, I breathe a sigh of relief. While summer is lots of fun, fall has always been my favorite season. I blame it on the vibrant fall foliage in Massachusetts, apple orchards, and lots of apple crisp! While … [Read More...]

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Visiting Jaw Dropping San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

Spain never fails to surprise me. From the stunning whitewashed town of Vejer de la Frontera to the incredible Old Town of Girona, it is a country filled with contrasts. Natural beauty surrounds tucked away villages, coastal paradises are border breathtaking mountains. Basque Country is known for its riveting landscapes but I still wasn’t prepared for the beauty […]

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Hotel Praktik Bakery: A Sweet Place to Stay in Barcelona

When I heard that Barcelona was home to a brand new “bakery hotel”, I was intrigued. What did that even mean? I imagined the sweet smell of cinnamon buns waking up the guests, and watching local bakers pounding bread dough while manning a wood burning oven. As it turns out, that’s your average day at the Hotel Praktik Bakery, […]

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Metro Bistro: Fusion Food Near Plaza Mayor

The Plaza Mayor area of Madrid isn’t exactly known for its varied cuisine and is home to its fair share of tourist traps. Surprisingly, it’s also a great place for traditional Madrid foods (think fried calamari sandwiches and suckling pig). But if you want a sit down meal and a change from classic Spanish dishes, there […]

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What to Eat and Where to Eat it: Cadiz

The first time I visited Cadiz I approached it by boat as we made our way over for a day trip from El Puerto de Santa María. As the shore came into focus, I could just tell I was going to love it. Cadiz is an old city (one of the oldest in Europe!) and […]

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Visiting an Andalusian Man Cave in Sanlucar de Barrameda

It was a hot August day when Ale and I accompanied our friends to the small Andalusian town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda. As a part of the sherry triangle, Sanlúcar de Barrameda (or simply Sanlúcar) is one of the three towns in the Cadiz province that is allowed to produce sherry wines– and the only […]