Eating local food is a big part of traveling and visiting new countries. There are many delicious Spanish dishes to try when you visit Spain. Rather than seeking out the paella and sangria why not… View Post

The market or “mercado” as it’s called in Madrid is key to any good neighbourhood. Its where locals will buy their fresh fruit, veg, meat, and fish. But it’s also a place to sit and have a coffee or beer and tapas…… View Post

Spain is one of the finest countries in Europe to enjoy delicious seafood. It’s coastline meets the Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Biscay. All of which are abundant with all kinds of fish, crustacean and molluscs. You just can’t visit Spain without trying some of the yummy local seafood…… View Post

Madrid is full of bars, everywhere you turn there is somewhere you can grab a drink and hang out with friends, relaxing and chatting. This is a guide to the liveliest areas, known as “barrios” in Madrid Centro. Where you can find the highest concentration of bars, clubs and nightlife in the city centre. A list of some of the most popular venues in each barrio, plus a few of my favourite places to go for a great night out…… View Post

I’m partial to a nice cold beverage sitting in the Spanish sunshine, I mean who isn’t? In Madrid the work life balance leans heavily, on life, enjoying your free time and relaxing with family and friends…… View Post

I love a good terrace bar or “terazza” as it’s called in Spain. Somewhere nice to sit outside in the sunshine while you enjoy a drink or two. Going up to a hidden rooftop terrace, is even better. Away from the noisy streets and hustle & bustle, it’s like finding a secret little oasis in a big city like Madrid…… View Post

Since moving to Madrid I have spent some time working my way around the many wonderful restaurants (I know, it’s a hard life) and trying all the local food.  

These are my top 12, absolute favourite, eat them or you will regret it, must try dishes…… View Post