Just a couple of days ago my friend and I were trying to find the pizza joint that we had made a reservation at when we turned to a street and my heart suddenly dropped. “Oh my god, this can’t be the place where we’re having pizza, this is the tourist trap street!!” I said panicking. To much of my relief, the pizza place wasn't on there and we had just made an early turn. But looking at the tourist ally, with all of the waiters trying to fish you into the restaurant, the big, obnoxious signs yelling out “authentic tapas,” I just felt like I had to run for the hills…or just make a blog post on what NOT to do when visiting Spain.
Friday, March 3, 2017
Within the past year, I've discovered the wonderful world of mixology, a fancy word for making great, creative cocktail. Although my love for creative cocktails started in Miami last winter, I've been on the hunt for good cocktails here in Madrid. Here are some places that made the list for some awesome drinks, cheers!
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
About a week ago, I got to go on a fabulous food tour with Taste Porto where we got to try authentic, yet not the stereotypical food they offer. From the delicious aperitif accompanied with a moscatel, to the hearty Porto sandwiches, this 3.5 hour tour will have you leaving more than satisfied, but also struggling to walk up the hills that make up beautiful Porto.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Everyone thinks about bull fights and flamenco dresses when they think about Spain, and Seville during Feria resembles just that. Unlike Semana Santa, which is somewhat a somber festivity, Feria is an alegre (happy), bright, and fun festival pretty every Sevillano looks forward to each spring. Feria, which is celebrated on the Triana area of Seville called "Los Remedios," begins two weeks after the end of Semana Santa.
Monday, February 13, 2017
Spring is just around the corner and here in Spain, that means time to start thinking about the spring festivities, which includes Semana Santa and Feria. Now, it is argued that Seville takes the cake for these two festivities, which tends to attract many tourists from around the world. I've been asked a lot from travelers, "should I visit Seville during Semana Santa/Feria?" So, here's a some advice and information you should consider before booking a trip during the two most important Sevillano festivities.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Last summer I was in Toronto and was gifted with beautiful, sunny weather and a balcony views overlooking Lake Ontario...it wasn't too shabby if you ask me. Although it's probably freezing cold now, I'm dreaming of one day going back to Canada, the forgotten land of North America.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
The brunch scene in Madrid has been quickly escalating, and most places actually offer authentic plates which includes an alcoholic beverage to drink. Believe it or not, whether your in a healthy mood or want a day to treat yourself, here in Madrid, there is a brunch for all types of moods. Here are several of my must-go-to’s!