Delicious fresh local ingredients and tasty street food in Madrid
City guide, Food, Madrid, Spain

Madrid’s best food markets

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...

Which city should you visit in Spain
City Break, Guide, Spain, Travel

The best cities to visit in Spain

It's difficult for me to choose a favourite city in Spain. There are just so many awesome cities across the country and they are all so very different. Each one offers a range of sights and activities that differs from the next. These are my top 6 cities to visit in Spain...

day trip, Madrid, Spain, Travel

A day exploring Toledo

Toledo is a Medieval Spanish city just 30 minutes ride on the fast-train from Madrid. Situated at the heart of Spain and once the Capital, it is a labyrinth of old cobbled street and stone buildings. Behind the imposing old city walls and grand bridge entrances are some of Spain's most historical landmarks...

Madrid cocktail bars
Bars, City guide, Madrid

Madrid’s most lively barrios and where to have a great night out

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...

The top fashion shops in Madrid
City Break, Madrid, Spain

Where to go shopping in Madrid

Madrid is a great city to enjoy a little retail therapy and there is an amazing selection of fashion retail shops. Whether you want to treat yourself to a new outfit or grab a little something to take home for a loved one, you wont be disappointed. Take a look at this guide to shopping in Madrid. Including a list of all the best areas and the most popular stores...

The best book shops in madrid
Living, Madrid, Spain, Tips

Where to find a second-hand English bookshop in Madrid

I love reading and I much prefer reading a second-hand book. Sure, I can order a book to be delivered from Amazon or go to the big high street Spanish stores like Casa del Libro, Relay or Corte Ingles to buy a new book. But it's not quite the same...

Big city park in Madrid. Walk, cycle, hike, explore
City Break, Madrid, Spain

Bike ride in Casa de Campo Park Madrid

Madrid has many beautiful parks and by far the best is the amazing Casa de Campo. It’s a huge park that is actually the largest green space in Spain. It covers an area of 1,722 hectares that’s 6 ½ times bigger then Hyde Park in London and 5 times bigger then Central Park in New York!!...