It was the last day of my parents' nine day visit and we were all pretty exhausted. We'd been pinxto hopping through San Sebastian, toured the enormous cathedral in Burgos, and walked the streets of Madrid until our feet begged us to stop. So when my father suggested spending his … [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.
The day Vietnam Restaurante opened its doors on Calle Huertas it had already created quite a buzz among fellow expats in Madrid. This new eatery in the trendy Letras neighborhood had the power to fill an enormous gap for many of my fellow Americans-- pho had finally arrived to … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]