Asturias

The Art of Drinking Cider in Asturias

April 21, 2011 Jack 2

Cider isn’t simply the most popular alcoholic drink in Asturias, it’s more of a religion and as such it’s essential to know a few things before you even attempt to drink a glass. […]

Menorca

El Jáleo, The Menorca Fiesta

March 26, 2011 Andy 0

Every Menorcan fiesta features the es jáleo in which horses with manes and tails colourfully festooned with embroidered ribbons and their elaborately dressed riders, known as caixers, enter the main square amidst the thousands of revellers and dance on their hind legs to the live music. […]

Food and drink

Mahón Gin

March 10, 2011 Andy 0

The English occupation of Menorca from 1713 to 1755 has left an eclectic legacy which includes the cultivation of apples, rearing of livestock, some rather nice Georgian style buildings and gin – to my mind, the best of the aforementioned. […]

Europe

Hotel Port Mahón, Mahón

February 24, 2011 Andy 0

The Port Mahón is an ideal base for exploring the city and for trying some of the port restaurants and bars which lie at the foot of the headland, a 10 to 15 minute stroll away. […]

Europe

Port Ciutadella Hotel

February 21, 2011 Andy 0

A good value, no frills hotel that offers a comfortable and friendly base from which to explore the city. The stroll to the marina and old town alongside the port is a joy and […] […]