Food and drink

A Taste of Rural Idyll at El Mondalón on Gran Canaria

July 5, 2012 Andy 4

At first glance the menu appears to be typically Canarian with favourites such as papas con mojo (potatoes with hot sauces), albóndigas (meatballs) and solomillo (fillet steak) but closer study reveals an intriguing creative slant from Chef Pepe Gonzalez… […]

Europe

Hotel Botánico, Tenerife

May 11, 2012 Andy 3

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Europe

Pousada de Santa Marinha, Guimarães

May 5, 2012 Andy 0

An imposing, former 12th century monastery where original, 18th century Azulejos tiles, Moorish architecture and monks’ cells have been given an award winning architectural makeover … […]

Guimaraes

Villa Hotel, Guimarães

January 11, 2012 Andy 0

A chic, boutique hotel in easy strolling distance of the historic centre, spitting distance of the railway station and perfectly positioned for exploring all parts of Guimarães. […]

Hotels

Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey

November 13, 2011 Jack 1

The Grand Hotel Mencey is situated in a peach of a position beside Las Ramblas. Opposite is one of the highlights of Santa Cruz, Parque García Sanabria. It’s only a few minutes walk to the main shopping areas and about 20 minutes from the port. […]

Africa

Dar Al Bahar, Essaouira, Morocco

October 6, 2011 Andy 0

Meaning ‘House by the Sea’, Dar Al Bahar is a beautiful, traditional dar of four storeys built into the ramparts of the old city with views over the ocean and the medina. Perfectly located within a footstep of the heart of the bustling medina… […]

Costa Brava

El Celler de Can Roca, a Travesty of Gastronomic Proportions

June 11, 2011 Andy 4

It’s been bothering me ever since the phrase ‘El Celler de Can Roca has been voted the world’s second best restaurant in the S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2011’ first reached my ears across the twittersphere. I mean, who in their right mind wants to be known as the second best anything? […]