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FROM BENIDORM, WITH LOVE

. Yes, this week we are featuring Benidorm. I know these beaches filled with expats and retired seniors are not usually a love at first sight story, but they are so peculiar (weird peculiar) that …

FROM TARIFA, WITH LOVE

Tarifa is a small, wonderful town in Cádiz, right on the southernmost coast of mainland Spain (there’s the Islas Canarias right next to Africa). Tarifa is very famous for being a world’s popular wind surf …

THERE WILL BE AN ANSWER, LET IT BE

I don’t know why, but I felt really emotional watching James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke with Paul Mc Cartney. They did all sort of things together, touring McCartney’s childhood home, posing in the barber shop in Penny …

FROM CALP, WITH LOVE

  The Spanish Mediterranean coast can be both absolutely breathtaking and super weird in their own peculiar way. Generally all at once. Calp, in Alicante, even thought is a lot less popular than other towns around, …

MADRID’S EL CAPRICHO PARK

Is it a flower garden? Is it a Palace? Is it a bunker, a labyrinth, a dance casino, a pond, a black swan’s home, a destination for wedding photoshoots, one of the most beautiful parks …

MADRID’S PARQUE DEL OESTE

    If you’ve been to Madrid or have been investigated about this wonderful city, probably El Retiro Park is already in your bucket list, and of course you should visit that dreamy place, but …

HANOI’S HOAN KIEM LAKE

This lake is probably one of Hanoi’s most popular spots. Hoan Kiem means “Lake of the Restored Sword” and it comes from a legend that claims in the mid-15th century Heaven sent Emperor Ly Thai To a magical …

OUR LATEST OBSESSION: VIETNAM!

  Hello friends! If you are following us in Instagram you already know that we have recently travelled to Vietnam so we’re going to start sharing a bunch of things about this fascinating country. If …

ARCO 2018: A FEW ARTWORKS

  The end of February in Madrid is devoted to art. The city holds ARCO, it’s most famous contemporary art fair and city fills up with many alternative art encounters from Urvanity (this year held at the …

SEGOVIA DAY TRIP

Amazing, huh? If you’re visiting in Madrid and you want to explore beyond the limits of the city, there are plenty of cities around, lots of them old walled cities that makes you travel in time …

HOW TO HELP MÉXICO

Dear all, as you well know yesterday a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico killing at least 217 (death toll is expected to rise) and leaving many victims behind (between homeless, stranded, injured and or lost). If …

LAS FIESTAS DE LA PALOMA EN MADRID

  Every summer Madrid celebrates a great deal of street summer parties, being the Fiesta de la Virgen de La Paloma the biggest and the most famous. It has all the ingredients of every great …

I LOVE PARIS IN THE SUMMER

The amazing view from a friend’s appartment at the Quai André Citroën.   Hello all! I’ve just come from spending a wonderful week in a summery Paris, sans canicule but with very dramatic cloudy skies …

LA ROSALEDA DEL PARQUE DEL OESTE

In our Unconventional Musts Madrid minimap one of the featured spots is the Parque del Oeste. Carola, editor of the minimap says about it: “This lovely park is usually overlooked by people who often choose …

CIUTAT DE LES ARTS I LES CIÈNCIES

This is the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (City of Arts of Sciences) of Valencia, probably the most touristic attraction in the city designed by the -infamous- Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava (who has …

GRANADA: LA ALHAMBRA

  It is really hard to put into words the wonder that is La Alhambra, this amazing palace, fortress, garden, dream that was built in AD 889 on the remains of Roman fortifications -Wikipedia dixit- …

GRANADA: THE CITY THAT STOLE MY HEART

A couple of  days ago we traveled to Granada, one of the most amazing cities I’ve been. Full of contrasts, very friendly people, delicious and abundant food and amazing views of the Sierra Nevada, that …

MISTAKEN MAPS

Before the world had been fully explored, cartographers often made educated but incorrect guesses like portraying California as an island, the existence of a continent as big as Africa called “Java La Grande”, or the …

TO LIVE LONG AND PROSPER… READ!

So, it turns out that reading books is tied to a longer life, according to a new report. That’s what we read this week in The New York Times. Here’s an excerpt of the article: …

MADRID BY SUSIE LOMOVITZ

    When I was looking for photographs for the Madrid Bookstores With A Charm minimap I couldn’t help to think of my good friend Susana who besides being an amazing yoga teacher, designer, baby …

A weekend in Brittany

During Holy Week break we made a quick trip to Brest, a city in the Finistère (end of the earth) département of Brittany in the western extremity of France. Brest was mainly reconstructed after the …