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The Pilgrim’s Menu

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Dining could put a dent on one’s wallet while traveling. An economical way of eating in Spain is ordering the menu del dia or menu of the day. It’s a meal that includes a starter, main course, and dessert, including … Continue reading

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain

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My husband’s dream is to walk the Camino de Santiago or the Way of Saint James. St. James or Santiago went on a missionary trip from the Holy Land to the Northwest of Spain to spread the word of God. … Continue reading

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Chocolate con Soletillas

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Desayuno or breakfast in Spain is between 7AM and 9AM. Unlike most of us who consider breakfast as the most important meal of the day, people in Spain opt for a serving of something sweet or savory to tide them … Continue reading

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Snapshots: Monasterio del Escorial

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The Royal Seat of San Lorenzo of Escorial was both a monastery and a royal residence. It was built by King Phillip II of Spain as a symbol of the power of Spain and as a manifestation of the dominance … Continue reading

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Yemas de Santa Teresa

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Yemas are small orange balls made of cooked and sugared soft-boiled egg yolks. Yemas main ingredients: egg yolks, syrup, lemon juice, cinnamon The pastry is identified with the province of Avila, home of St. Teresa of Avila. It is said … Continue reading

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Avila, Spain

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World Heritage City, Avila, is known for its most famous resident, Saint Teresa of Avila. The wonder that greets visitors to Avila is its well-preserved medieval walls which could be seen from the highway. It is not as popular as … Continue reading

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Gambas al Ajillo

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The shrimp dish is popular in Madrid. The ingredients consist of shrimp, garlic, and olive oil. It is typically served in tapas bars, but is also served as an entré. A bar and restaurant popular for their gambas al ajillo … Continue reading

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Historic Madrid in 2 Days

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My husband and I arrived in Madrid on a Sunday at 09:30 in the morning, only 03:30am back home in the East Coast of the United States. I read somewhere that the best way to get over jet lag is … Continue reading

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Jamon Iberico vs Jamon Serrano

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The Spanish people love their ham, and they take every opportunity to eat ham everyday. Why not? Spain produces the best dry-cured ham in the world. The last time I was in Madrid, I couldn’t have enough of jamon de … Continue reading

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Madrid Hop On Hop Off

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I was of the opinion that hop on hop off buses or trolleys are not worth the money. But while researching for my and hubby’s trip to Spain, I thought, we would do well to get ourselves a two day … Continue reading

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