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SAY CHEESE

SAY CHEESE »

21 Oct, 2017
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Asking vaguely for cheese in Spain is the same as asking vaguely for a bottle of wine, a dead give away that you do not really know what you want. However, do not despair. Cheeseaholic, me, is here to assist you

A SECOND OPINION:  A VIEW OF LLADRÓ

A SECOND OPINION:  A VIEW OF LLADRÓ »

17 Oct, 2017
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Juan Lladró: “Our porcelain pieces are works of art. We looked for a flower in its purest simplicity. For us this flower has become a timeless symbol that expresses man’s efforts to master material and achieve beauty”

IT’S THE SEASON OF THE BOLET HUNTERS IN CATALONIA

IT’S THE SEASON OF THE BOLET HUNTERS IN CATALONIA »

11 Oct, 2017
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Let’s talk about mushrooms.  It’s the traditional mushroom picking season in the wannabe state that lies in the northeastern territory of Spain. The Catalans love to think they’re one of the savviest – if not the savviest – boletaires in the world. Why not?

COCINA MADRILEÑA AT LA CLAVE: THE WAY TO MADRID’S HEART IS THROUGH THE STOMACH

COCINA MADRILEÑA AT LA CLAVE: THE WAY TO MADRID’S HEART IS THROUGH THE STOMACH »

22 Sep, 2017
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One of the infallible ways to get to know the real Madrid is through the stomach? You bet!  For example, to feast on the Cocido Madrileño (Madrid stew) is to savor the history of Madrid

NO AXE TO GRIND? SPAIN’S MINISTER OF TOURISM SAYS BARCELONA PROJECTS A “WONDERFUL IMAGE”

NO AXE TO GRIND? SPAIN’S MINISTER OF TOURISM SAYS BARCELONA PROJECTS A “WONDERFUL IMAGE” »

6 Sep, 2017
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Barcelona is still the third city in the world in terms of number of congresses and there have been no cancellations or changes of venue for the coming months. Airline bookings for the next three months continue to increase

A BRIT AT A FLAMENCO SHOW

A BRIT AT A FLAMENCO SHOW »

22 Jul, 2017
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We went to Villa Rosa, a tablao in Sol on a Thursday evening, none of us really knowing what to expect. The biggest thing I noticed about flamenco was not the dance itself but the attitude to the dance. It felt as though you could hear the passion in every step, clap and snap.

THE BASQUE COUNTRY & THE VASCOS – 2 (The “New Speakers”)

THE BASQUE COUNTRY & THE VASCOS – 2 (The “New Speakers”) »

15 Jul, 2017
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"In the last decades, the strong revitalization efforts of Basque on the Spanish side of the Basque Country has led to a big new population of Basque speakers called ‘new speakers’"

WELCOME BACK TO THE FARO!

WELCOME BACK TO THE FARO! »

10 Jul, 2017
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After an extended closure due to a fire, El Faro de Moncloa is now again available to the public. Those with vertigo or fear of heights will feel every one of those 92 meters. Nonetheless, the view of Madrid is worth the momentarily queasy stomach

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Pamplona: If it’s Crowded, Blame Ernesto”

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Pamplona: If it’s Crowded, Blame Ernesto” »

8 Jul, 2017
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"Perhaps the whole experience must be lived to be fully understood and appreciated, not just the ‘encierros’ but the spirit and philosophy and ‘joie de vivre’ of this peaceful little town that wakes up on July 7 and does not go back into a peaceful slumber again until July 15"

WORLDPRIDE MADIRD 2017: ¡VIVA LA VIDA!

WORLDPRIDE MADIRD 2017: ¡VIVA LA VIDA! »

6 Jul, 2017
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"For a country that is traditionally and historically connected to the Catholic Church, it is heartwarming to see so many Spaniards in support of equal rights for their LGBT friends, family, and fellow citizens"