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DINNER AT THE OLDEST RESTAURANT IN THE WORLD – MADRID, SPAIN

Just up the street from Botin lies another of Madrid’s famous restaurants, Las Cuevas de Luis Candelas. http://www.lascuevasdeluiscandelas.com/ Las Cuevas means “the caves” in Spanish and this restaurant is actually housed in caves located under the Arco de Cuchilleros. In the early 1800’s these caves were a hideout for a famous bandit known as Luis Candelas. The legend of Luis Candelas lived on when in 1949 the caves were purchased by a famous Spanish Bullfighter named Felix Colomo Diez and turned into the restaurant it is today. I have vivid memories of enjoying delicious meals here too when I was a young girl visiting Madrid with my dad. At that time the bullfighter himself greeted the guests and meeting him left a lasting impression in my memories of Spain. I remember the walls of the restaurant being decorated with bullfighting paraphernalia which was impressive to a wide eyed 11 year old. I returned here many times on subsequent visits to Spain but did not have time for a visit on this trip.

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CHOCOLATERIA SAN GINES – CHURROS & CHOCOLATE IN MADRID, SPAIN

As a first generation American of Spanish descent, I have visited Spain many, many times over the course of my lifetime.  My father was raised in Spain and although he no longer lives there, Spain will always be his home.  At the age of 11 he took me to Madrid for the first time.  He […]

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EXPLORING MADRID, SPAIN

Day Two in Madrid, Spain So, as it turns out, we flew 5,829 miles to see our son Taylor in Madrid, only to discover that he would be leaving the next day to embark on his own Iberian Odyssey, without us!  A last minute trip had been planned to the north of Spain with one […]

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OUR IBERIAN ODYSSEY – FIRST STOP MADRID, SPAIN

Hola! Please join us on our Iberian Odyssey – First stop Madrid, Spain. This is my son Taylor.  You know, the one who goes to school 2,483 miles away at Duke University in North Carolina.  That doesn’t look like his dorm room at Duke you say?  Well, you’d be right.  Because for the summer of […]

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EXPLORING BIG BEAR CALIFORNIA

Hi There! If you’ve been following along, you already know my husband and I bought this little fixer-upper cottage in nearby Big Bear Lake, California. After 6 long months of renovation, the cottage now looks like this in the summer…… And, like this in winter. Our cottage is located about 25 beautiful miles away from Lake […]

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