7 Best Tapas Bars on Calle Cava Baja (VIDEO) Apr 21, 2019

You’re coming to Madrid and you’ve heard you have to go for tapas on Calle Cava Baja. Totally! This short street in La Latina is tapas heaven. But there are 50 tapas bars in the short...

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My article about our first 6 weeks in Spain Aug 05, 2018

Hi Spain lovers!

As promised, below is the link to the article I wrote for New Zealand’s Metro magazine in 2011 about our first few weeks in Spain (saying with Yoly’s parents!). I hope...

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10 Things You MUST Know Before Travelling to Spain Jul 12, 2018

I know, I know. It reads like a clickbait title… “click on this or your trip to Spain will be a total disaster.” Well, I don’t mean it like that. But having just been to...

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Epic Madrid Food Tour (10 stops) May 29, 2018

Finally I had the time – and the stomach – to tackle it. An epic Madrid food tour that hits 10 of my favourite places and bites in this city. If you’re heading to the capital,...

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Amazing Local Tapas in Seville – the Triana tapas crawl! May 07, 2018

Triana, Triana, qué bonita está Triana…” So go the famous flamenco lyrics. Triana, just over the river from Seville proper, is one very proud barrio, historically the...

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Best Books To Read Before Visiting Spain (my personal recommendations) Feb 10, 2018

I’m a curious sort, and before I head to a place, I always like to read up a little. And Spain is clearly no different. Before I moved here in 2011 I had already begun devouring every...

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Best Tapas in Madrid! Jan 17, 2018

It’s been a long time coming, but finally I’ve had a chance to make a video about some of what I consider the some of the best tapas in Madrid. And happily, they’re all in the...

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An unforgettable & delicious weekend in a secret village in Spain Jan 06, 2018

So, about a year ago, I spent the most delightfully delicious weekend in a very hidden village in Spain. The village is called Pozos, and it’s a tangle of stone houses set in gorgeous...

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Beginner’s Guide to Rioja Wine! Nov 19, 2017

If you’ve ever heard of Spanish wine, you’ve almost certainly heard of Rioja. But for those who are new to the vino of this country, often they’ve heard that name but don’t...

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Epic Barcelona Tapas Crawl – 8 Best Tapas Bars in Barcelona Oct 06, 2017

I know, I know. This blog is called Madrid Chow. And this is a video about Barcelona. But what can I say? I live and chow in Madrid, but sometimes chow elsewhere in Spain? I was in Barcelona...

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3 Top Spots in the Opera Barrio – Gourmet&Tips Apr 20, 2017

Ópera. At the plush slippered feet of Madrid’s Royal Palace, this amorphous neighbourhood is a heady blend of stately squares, narrow, winding streets, and very old...

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