We had just arrived to beautiful Segovia for the first time ever. It was going to be a quick visit, but we wanted to make the most of things and had planned a walking route to see the gorgeous sites and (most importantly) eat some great food (my kind of day). After admiring … [Read more...]
I've called Madrid home since 2011 and love exploring its countless corners. Here you'll find my Madrid tips for restaurants, day trips, museums, parks, gardens, markets and more! I hope you'll love Madrid as much as I do.
Last week I spent my Thursday night drinking gin and tonics. This is nothing out of the ordinary-- at least not since moving to Madrid. You see, here in Madrid gin and tonics are the cocktail of choice (although others are trying to make a name for themselves as well). But these … [Read more...]
I am a market-obsessed food traveler. Before I see monuments and museums, I want to see what people grow, sell, and eat, and there's no better place to do that than a local market. So when I visit a new city, it's always one of the first things I look for and visit, a crash … [Read more...]
It's a place of childhood fairytales; a sort of Secret Garden meets Hansel and Gretel type of place. Built on a whim (or a capricho in Spanish) this small Madrid park is a hidden treasure on the outskirts of the city. Luckily, we live nearby on the same metro line, so after … [Read more...]
When people think of fish markets, their minds understandably wander to busy port cities such as Tokyo, Sydney, or Singapore. Few people would ever imagine that landlocked Madrid is home to the second biggest fish market in the world, second only to the enormous Tsukiji Fish … [Read more...]