Monthly Archives: December 2014

things to do in Barcelona

Top 10 things to see in Barcelona

1. Parc Guell Parc Guell is one of the city’s biggest draws for visitors but is equally popular among locals, who make grateful use of the green space for picnics, afternoon strolls and sneaky outdoor naps when the summer heat…

Vista de CIutadella Menoca

City Guide Ciutadella: Menorca’s Golden City

No visit to Menorca would be complete without a visit to the island’s former capital, Ciutadella.  On the Western side of the island, this small city is a hub for travellers, creative types and a bustling local community that thrives…

Barcelona in Christmas

Catalunya’s Curious Christmas Traditions

Christmas comes this time each year.  No prizes to the Beach Boys for that lyrical insight.  But what Brian and co might not tell you is that Catalunya, the autonomous province to the North East of Spain that has Barcelona…

Underwater sculpture Jason deCaires

Lanzarote’s underwater sculpture park

Sometimes, people have great ideas that are almost too crazy to be true.  For example, creating an underwater sculpture garden.  It seemed too strange to be true until Jason de Caires Taylor, an ‘underwater sculptor’, managed to pull it off.  This…

Lithica, Menorca

Lithica – Menorca’s Secret Garden

When you get tired of Menorca’s stunning beaches, picturesque towns and country restaurants, where do you go?  Many visitors choose to take in some of the island’s cultural sights – including Talayotic villages and monuments.  A site from the more…

Receta de carrilleras de cerdo

Recipe: Spanish pork cheek stew

Another warming winter favourite from Gusto’s Spanish dad.  This traditional recipe uses a cheap but delicious cut of meat that is excellent for stews and casseroles, although often overlooked.  Ask any good butcher if you have trouble finding it – and…