Good Value Hotels- Great for Solo traveller, family, budget conscience

The NH HOTEL CHAIN, particularly its Sanvy  Hotel is one of my favorite finds. Well priced, clean, perfectly located next to the Hard Rock and Hotel Fenix it is part of the consistent, well priced NH chain-which has hotels throughout Spain and is growing in Italy. One word of suggestion-when you pick an NH, check [...]

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Asador Donostiarra- Best Grilled Meats in Madrid

How can you beat, grilled meats, really great grilled meats, grilled seafood, beer, wine, comfortable setting, movie stars and soccer stars? You can’t and Asador Donostiarra is the #1 Asador in Madrid Two Locations: Plaza Angel Carbajo,6 , 28020 Madrid, (34) 91-570-9651 or 91 Infanta Mercedes, 79, 28020,Madrid, (34) 91 579-0871

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La Trainera-My Favorite Type of Seafood Restaurant

La Trainera is one of my top five places for seafood in the world. Big tanks of shellfish, Meditearrean lobster, giant gambas, langoutinos. You go up say “give me five of those, three of those” grilled, broiled, butter, no butter and some beer and pan de tomato and you are in hog heaven–or should I [...]

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When You’ve had enough Jamon-Thai Food in Spain

I never thought I’d write a blog about asian food in Spain but then I recommended Thai Gardens to a friend going to Madrid and I realized that good asian food exists in Spain. So go to Thai Gardens when you need a break from ham and shrimp and paella. And their website is really [...]

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the best batting order in Museums: Prado, Thysseen and Reina Sofia

Not much else to say but to have 3 museums of this quality all so close is unique in the world (I know you New Yorkers shout Metropolitan Museum, Guggenheim and, ah, ah Whitney(?)..come on ok the Modern but that’s 30 blocks away. To Have Valazquez, Gris, Picasso all so close in so many great [...]

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