A look around Granada Spain

 A look around Granada Spain Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains.  The River Darro goes through the center of the city.  As a matter of fact, the Darro valley cuts right through the city.  So there is a steep decent from the San Nicolas plaza down to the river, followed by a steep climb to … Continue reading

Paprika Vegan Restaurant Granada Spain

Paprika Vegan Restaurant Granada Spain On our recent trip to Granada, we had the opportunity to eat dinner at Paprika.  Summer made us dinner reservations.  We were at the plaza overlooking the beautiful Alhambra.  Using navigation (extremely useful)  we walked to Paprika in only 8 minutes. I love that Paprika uses local and organic ingredients. They have menus in both … Continue reading

Iznajar Spain

Iznajar Spain Iznajar is an Andalucian white village with a population of nearly 6,000.  The town was founded by the Moors in the 8th century. This medieval hilltop village has the old historic part of town up on the hill and the (new) nuevo part of town down lower. This patio area full of blue pots is in full bloom … Continue reading

Charlotte Gastrobar & Cafe in Malaga Spain

Charlotte Gastrobar & Cafe in Malaga Spain Whenever we visit a new city, Summer gets busy doing research.  She is a real foodie and she loves Spanish food.  So when we visited Malaga, she looked for a place that would have some interesting tapas. The Charlotte Gastrobar & Cafe was her choice.  So she emailed them and made reservations for … Continue reading

Flamenco in Granada Spain

Flamenco in Granada Spain Jardines de Zoraya I have been wanting to go to a dinner and Flamenco show for a long time.  Jardines de Zoraya is very highly rated, so we made reservations for the evening when we were in Granada. Just reading their menu got us excited! As a matter of fact, we were so excited about our … Continue reading

Ice Cream in Granada Spain

Ice Cream in Granada Spain Helados San Nicolas We had planned to spend the day in beautiful Granada.  Several days before our trip, Summer did some research and found out about a special ice cream shop.  This shop has an excellent reputation and is know for its high quality.  So Summer emailed the owner, Aurelien, who turned out to be … Continue reading

Exploring Madrid Spain

Exploring Madrid Spain Madrid, the capital city of Spain, has a population of over 3 million.  It is the largest city in Spain and the 3rd largest city in the European Union. We visited Madrid to return our lease car.  While we were there we wanted to get a look around.  And although we had no plan in mind, we … Continue reading

La Pizzateca Madrid Spain

La Pizzateca Madrid Spain Sometimes you just get in the mood for pizza.  Really good pizza with a nice fresh crust and loaded with flavor.  And boy oh boy did La Pizzateca hit the spot!  It was exceptional. Summer had been doing some searching online to find a good pizza place and we were thrilled she found La Pizzateca. The … Continue reading

The Mezquita Cathedral in Cordoba Spain

The Mezquita Cathedral in Cordoba Spain The Mezquita, Mosque and Cathedral, is probably the biggest attraction in Cordoba.  It was originally built in the 700’s as a Mosque.  Then later altered in the 1200’s following the Christian Reconquista.  A Cathedral was later constructed in the 1600’s, in the center of the building. Located in the Old Town area and next … Continue reading