All posts tagged: Spain

Spanish menu

As an expat, you miss your country. And, usually, food is what you miss the most. Oh, well, there is family too. And friends. But it’s mostly the food. So more often than not, we cook traditional recipes to feel at home. Today’s menu can’t get more traditional or more Spanish. Tortilla de patatas is the most famous tapa or pincho in Spain.

Siesta: the truth and nothing but the truth

We’ve been living in Germany for almost five years and we’ve heard all kinds of unfounded miths and stereotypes about our country, Spain. But if there is one that makes me want to scream, that’s the common belief that in Spain we stop working every day to take a nap. I’ve even heard it from well-travelled people. Well, DISCLAIMER: there is no such thing as daily siesta. And I’m here to shed light on this issue. In the North of Europe people usually have hearty breakfasts early in the morning. However, the lunch break is something quick, just enough time to eat a sandwich or a salad, mostly on the go. This 10 to 20 minutes break usually takes place from 11,30 to 13,30. Then you keep on working and go home at a decent hour and have a consistent dinner between 6 and 8 p.m. Great. There you have a schedule. Perfect. But! In Spain breakfasts are something lighter, maybe a coffee and a couple of biscuits. Add a freshly squeezed orange juice if you are …

Moodboard: Girona

Is it ok to decide your next holidays based on ice cream? I asked myself that question last week on Instagram. And the answer was: absolutely! We would love to travel to Girona just to visit Rocambolesc – the wonderful ice cream parlor created by Jordi Roca-, and try one (or ten) of their amazing creations. We know you can find Rocambolesc in Madrid too but wouldn’t it be nice to eat our ice creams while strolling around the medieval old town in Girona? We can’t stop thinking about the incredibly bright blue waters of Costa Brava and this countryside hotel… But, again, the main reason to visit Girona would be these cones!!! Have you ever planned a trip based on food?

Let the festivities begin!

The Christmas season has well and truly arrived and therefore we are packing our suitcases (last minute, obviously) and heading to Spain tomorrow. We’ve already planned lots of meetings with friends and family and we just can’t wait. We won’t forget the blog, though. We will change our routine a little bit during the next days, but expect at least three post per week.  You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for daily updates. You know the drill: lots of pictures of food, nice places, pretty landscapes and the occasional ootd ;) Have a wonderful weekend!!! Picture via Pinterest

Hakei

Did you see this post yesterday? After taking some pictures of that bag, we thought: how come we never speak about Hakei on the blog when it’s one of our favourite brands? So today we want to share with you their new Autumn looks! And please do notice the bags!!! 

Where to eat in Seville

Seville has a truly unique atmosphere and personality. To enjoy its spirit to the fullest, there is no better way than discovering new places to grab a bite and have some drinks with friends. Because that’s one of the best things about Seville: no matter how hard life is, there is always a time and place for a lively conversation paired with tapas. Today we want to share with you the ultimate list to eat like and with locals in Seville.

Just breathe: Valle del Baztán

Seated in the porch, admiring the green landscape and listening to the cowbells jingling in the distance I think that this is the perfect destination. Whether you travel with children, solo, with a group of friends or your significant other, this valley will allow you to play hide and seek with reality.

Cádiz reflections

  Boys playing football on Santa María del Mar beach. Cádiz is a city that wakes up and heads to the beach. There, she spents the whole day, playing on the sand, watching families gather around sandwiches and chips. Loud and sweaty. But as the sun goes down, the city takes a shower and turns silver. Sunsets with pink accents, quiet dark corners and sweet flavours. Every Summer, the same routines.

Moodboard: Valle del Baztán

We are city girls but sometimes a countryside getaway is just what the doctor ordered. It’s been three years since we don’t visit Valle del Baztán so it was about time! Next week we will be heading to one of the most beautiful areas of Spain. Quiet mornings, delicious food, afternoon hikes in the mountains and maybe a day trip to San Sebastián are waiting for us. If you love off the beaten track destinations, if you enjoy nature and if you are looking for the best chocolate (hello Elizondo!)… Valle del Baztán is for you! If you want to come along, follow our adventures via Instagram and/or Twitter! PS: Read our tips to make the most of Valle del Baztán here.