The anchoas de Santoña in Cantabria are supposed to be the best in Spain. I would agree. Visiting the coast of Cantabria is another reminder of the diversity of Spain’s landscape, cultures and food. The ancient and well-preserved town of Santillana feels like a little Salamanca, although with just a few too many shops aimed solely… Read More España Verde, Part 1: San Vicente de la Barquera / Santander, Cantabria
It appears that the amount of writing I do is inversely proportional to the amount of sun and beach I’m exposed to. I hope I don’t have to move to Seattle or Cornwall to rediscover the muse. These photos, though, will be followed later with some words. I spent a solo day in the beautiful… Read More In Sóller, Mallorca
It’s that time again to give props to some creative and inspiring people in my virtual (and real) world. Here goes: * * * The Cultureist Magazine Maria and Anthony Russo’s great new publication that highlights truly unique and interesting insights on food, travel, photography,… Read More In Other Words…Pt. 3
In September of 1992, in the duty-free section of ferry-boat freshly departed from Rosslare, Ireland, I bought a bottle of wine. Already buzzed from the romance and contrived sentimentality of a backpacker’s trip in Europe and excited by our arrival in France, I decided to splurge on a 1982 Chateau Dauzac Margaux. I, of course,… Read More My Lonely Chateau Margaux (Repost from June 18, 2010)
As the weather warms up, and terrazas fill, Madrid is changing with another season. I collected a few photos of past scenes, and added few new ones…Madriz, Madriz….
Whatever the city of Almería may lack aesthetically, it makes up, for me, in the abundance of natural beauty it keeps just outside its suburbs and in the conviviality of its content people. The town and immediate vicinity is a mix of white-walled utilitarian dwellings, port facilities, meandering pathways, and a crapload of greenhouses, (many… Read More La Alcazaba and Cabo de Gata (Almería)