“Stuck” in Spain – Let’s Get Cookin’!

When the virus gives you lemons...  Forget the lemonade, how about some Limoncello?  ;)  But that's a recipe for another day. So here we are, spending our Spain time stuck indoors, waiting out the virus. We're taking advantage of the indoor time to cook more often.  Well, we don't really have a choice, as all [...]

“Stuck” in Spain – Let’s Get Cookin’!2020-03-19T10:37:50-06:00

Uninvited Dinner Guests

When do uninvited dinner guests turn out to be the highlight of the day?  When they're short, cute, and Spanish. We took a stroll through one of our favorite parts of Dénia a couple of days ago  -- the oldest area, where some of the streets are so narrow, it's impossible for a car to [...]

Uninvited Dinner Guests2017-01-23T17:01:17-07:00

Fiestas and Bridges – Extra Long Weekends

I read somewhere that Spain has more festivals than any other country in the world.  But when I translated that into Spanish for part of my final test in Spanish class, it didn't go over too well with my university instructor.  "What??? Where in the world did you get THAT idea?  That's not true - [...]

Fiestas and Bridges – Extra Long Weekends2017-01-24T13:20:34-07:00

¡Vamos a la playa! Barcelona beaches!

While visiting the spectacular city of Barcelona, it is a must to spend some time on the beach.  It is a great place to get off the tourist track and relax and get some sun.  Plus, this beach is a “10”  for people watching! It is so easy to get to the beach in [...]

¡Vamos a la playa! Barcelona beaches!2017-01-24T13:18:37-07:00

El Rastro – Sunday in Madrid

If you are lucky enough to be in Madrid on a Sunday, I suggest getting up a little early, and head to the oldest open market in Madrid, known as the Rastro. The Rastro is located in the oldest part of Madrid, Madrid Antiguo.  It is an outdoor flea market that begins at the Plaza [...]

El Rastro – Sunday in Madrid2017-06-08T17:49:18-06:00

The Heart of Madrid – Plaza Santa Ana

As soon as  I am off the plane at Madrid’s Barajas International Airport, and go through customs and baggage, I am queing up to catch a taxi.  Yea!  I’m in Spain, and am finally able to utter my first Spanish phrases, and listen to the machine-gun speed Castillian accent!  The taxi driver asks, “¿Adóndeva, señora?” [...]

The Heart of Madrid – Plaza Santa Ana2017-01-24T13:12:49-07:00