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Posts from the ‘Spain’ Category


A Day in Segovia

Segovia is a small city worth spending a day exploring. Located in central Spain, about 60 miles north of Madrid, Segovia is an easy day trip from Madrid. There are five  important activities/sites to do/see:
  1. Aqueduct de Segovia
  2. Alcazar de Segovia
  3. Catedral de Segovia
  4. Walls and Gates of Segovia
  5. Mason de Candido Read more »

How to Spend One Day in Madrid, Spain

Madrid is a very popular European city that draws millions of visitors every year. Filled with world-class museums, restaurants, historical monuments, parks, theaters, and a population that never seems to sleep, Madrid has a wonderful dry climate that makes the tourist experience pleasant throughout the four seasons.

I spent four years living in Madrid and our apartment – in a neighborhood called Salamanca – was in the heart of the city which allowed us to truly experience day-to-day life in the Spanish capital. Often times, friends or acquaintances ask me what they should see on their first visit to Madrid – a question that has always been difficult to answer because it depends on how much time they have and where their interests lie.  Read more »


The Arte of the Potato Chip

The simplest of foods made with quality ingredients are often the best and in the case of the potato chip, this truth rings true.  In its purest form, potato chips are thin slices of potato that are deep-fried and lightly salted. When made with earthy potatoes fried in extra virgin olive oil and lightly salted, it’s easy to subscribe to the mantra “one is never enough.Read more »