Andalucia, land of exotic fruits, tapas, flamenco and much more

Entitled as the “land of the light”, Andalucia’s twelve months of sun a year is a reality. Known for its beautiful landscapes and near idyllic beaches, Andalucia is also home to exotic fruits, the origins of tapas culture and flamenco, and much much more. Many of you may know or have heard of Costa del […]

Spanish wines and regions and how Spain got to Nº1 Wine Producer in the World

First time ever, in 2013, Spain was named the Nº1 Wine Producer in the World.
 With a production mass of 50,5 millions of hectoliters, a staggering 41% more than in previous years, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Spanish Wine Market Observatory. Beat famous wine producers France and Italy to first place, Spain’s vine harvest […]

Don Quijote de la Mancha

The story tells about Don Quijote, who’s real name was Alonso Quijano, a member of minor nobility from the village in La Mancha. This is a story, a satire of medieval romances, based around the fictional character of “Don Quijote”, a decidedly human hero and the many aspects of life of that time and age: […]

La Siesta, Spain’s key to happiness and well-being

Statistics say the ideal nap should be between 10-20 minutes. Siestas in Spain can take unto 2 hours, a tradition introduced centuries ago when farmers slept away during the hottest part of the day, thus working longer into the evening. It was a price they were prepared to pay, working in the heat was very […]

Jerez’s Flamenco Festival

The world’s leading Flamenco festival is back in town! Starting on the 20th February all the way through to 7th March, come and enjoy some colorful and soulful performances by world famous flamenco artists; dancers, guitarists and singers. It is fact that Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucia, was where the vibrant art of Flamenco all […]

Visit Valencia and it’s renown farmer’s market

Huerta, an irrigated area around Valencia, was one home to a large farmer’s market of lush vegetables and fruit gardens. Today, Valencia’s market is set up of stands of different family firms who get their produce from the Huerta. Fruit and vegetables are sold by piece and not by weight. An estimated 300 farmers bring […]

A likely essential spice in your kitchen, Spanish Saffron

The Arabs brought the spice ‘az-zafaran’ (now know as Azafrán in Spanish, Saffron in English) to Spain over a thousand years ago. Today over 70 % of the world’s saffron production is grown on the high Castilia (Castilla in Spanish) plateu. The crocus flowers open up in the dark and the red light of dawn […]

Tapas culture, how and where to experience it

Tapas bar crawl in any Spanish town will satisfy any traveler’s desire in adventure and hunger. It’s all part of the ‘Spain experience’, sharing both food and chatter, with many welcomes from locals and smiles combined. Many describe ‘Tapas’ as what Spain is all about. Standing whilst eating and drinking is a foreign concept to […]

Pamplona, come to the city of the San Fermín bull chase

Every July, the famous San Fermín festival takes place in Pamplona, located in the province of Navarra. It is in the honor of the patron saint of the city that this bull frenzy is based upon. Amerinca Nobel Prize winner and novelist Ernest Hemingway describes that there was “the sound of a rocket exploding that […]

How Spaniards celebrate Valentines Day

Valentines day is an international celebration, all in the name of love. Spain has been named one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Valentines day is as big of a celebration in Spain as it is elsewhere. It is normal for many to forget the true purpose of this festive day, but nevertheless […]