The Pastries of Alcalá

Alcalá de Henares was full of surprises. At only 30 minutes from the center of Madrid, it boasts picturesque sightseeing, delicious free tapas, and some of the best pastries I've tried in all of Spain. And I've tried a lot of Spanish pastries! In my experiences a lot of … [Read more...]

Sightseeing: Tapa by Tapa

A few nights before visiting Alcalá de Henares I was in one of Spanish actor Javier Bardem's tapas bars sharing some piping hot croquettes with my friend Erin of La Tortuga Viajera. I casually mentioned that I was planning a weekend day trip and thinking about trying a … [Read more...]

Day Trips from Madrid: Alcalá de Henares

 Cheap, Gorgeous, and Delicious: Alcalá de Henares, Madrid One of the reasons my husband and I moved to Madrid was to be able to travel around Spain and Europe more easily. Unfortunately, we haven’t exactly taken advantage of Madrid’s central location quite yet. We’ve been … [Read more...]