Tag: Spain

El Jardi, Barcelona

A lazy Sunday in Barcelona

8am A beautiful blue-sky day.  Autumn in Barcelona tends to be pleasant, especially for those of us used to cooler weather.  From December through to Spring, however, things can get distinctly chilly. We enjoy a cup of tea in the…

Urban Suites, Barcelona: Urban, sweet!

It’s beginning to feel as though the ‘real’ Barcelona is being squeezed out of the city centre by the rising tide of lookalike hotels, restaurants and ‘tiendas de cositas’. One area that has – so far at least – escaped…

Bar Roberto San Sebastián

Bar Roberto, San Sebastian: Vermouth On Up!

Our friends from San Sebastián tell us that it’s getting harder to go out for a proper drink in old Donosti.  Pintxos have become fashionable, hence many bars are now focusing more on nibbles than on drinks. The good news is twofold. …

Retrome hotel Barcelona recepcion

Retrome sweet home – a vintage hotel in Barcelona

Barcelona is booming.  Recent years have seen countless new bars, restaurants and hotels opening in areas which were previously almost entirely residential.  As well as the detrimental effect this is having on residents, another, aesthetic problem is arising.  All of…

Cadaques barcas de pescadores

The weekend guide to Cadaques

Cadaques is possibly the prettiest town on the Costa Brava, and certainly among the most beautiful places in Spain.  Sitting in a rocky bay and surrounded by the hills of the Cap de Creus natural park, this old fishing town…

Palma Mallorca

5 reasons why we love Palma

Palma, once seen by many tourists as the gateway to Mallorca’s golden beaches, is fast growing as a holiday destination in its own right.  This beautiful city has a wonderful mix of sunshine, history and open sea.  Here are our…

Es Baluard gallery Palma Mallorca art Dali Miro Picasso

An Art Lover’s Guide to Palma, Mallorca

Palma is fast gaining a reputation for its galleries and exhibitions, and when Mallorca’s capital city ‘does’ art, it’s in its own inimitable style. Galleries are laid-back, collections are just the right size to offer good variety but without overwhelming…

Casa Morales Sevilla

Malaga Top 5 for Foodies

Malaga is heaven for food lovers: there are great wines, streets stuffed with tapas bars and some of the freshest seafood you will find anywhere in the world. Sweet wine.  Malaga is famous for its strong, sweet wines, and has…