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The 6 Best Restaurants in Salamanca

by suzanne.pope on Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fine Dinning to Cheap Eats  |  De las cenas lujosas a las comidas más económicas

In Spain, they say that they eat every part of the animal “even the walk”. This country is a meat-lovers paradise, including delicacies like cured ham from special Iberian pigs and blood sausages. And it goes beyond just meat-centric dishes, this is an “it” destination for anyone who considers themselves a foodie, including many vegetarian options. Discovering the country by its food is fun too, because every region offers something different. Today we are highlighting Salamanca, one of the capital cities in Castilla-Leon and a great destination for amazing food.

This world-renowned university city offers a bit of everything from high-end, world famous Michelin starred restaurants to mouthwatering cheap eats to free tapas with your cerveza.  Here are our top six favorite restaurants in Salamanca.

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Typical Candy from Salamanca: Las Obleas

by suzanne.pope on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

TYPICAL CANDY FROM SALAMANCA: LAS OBLEAS DULCES TÍPICOS DE SALAMANCA: LAS OBLEAS Make your stay in Salamanca even sweeter by trying one of the city’s most typical candies ! The traditional obleas are artisanal and has over three centuries of history behind it. It’s made from natural ingredients : flour, egg and sugar. Although it’s origin, like many Spanish candies, can be traced back to convents, the recipe made its way out of the monastic walls and eventually became part of a normal diet for many families. This is why today it’s common to eat them with breakfast, as dessert or guilty pleasure , or at any time of the day, along with honey, soft cheese, marmalade, chocolate or ice cream… read more »

Extraordinary Ways to See Salamanca: Boats, Bikes & Horses

by suzanne.pope on Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Think you know Salamanca already? Think again! Salamanca is full of surprises that take lifetimes to uncover. It’s one of Europe’s cultural capitals, it’s the Oxford of Spain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with outstanding universal value . A city so historic and unique as Salamanca deserves to be discovered in historic and unique ways. Go off the beaten track and discover the city’s hidden gems on boat, bike or horseback! Read below to learn about the best touristic routes… read more »

7 Reasons why Spanish is the Best

by suzanne.pope on Friday, April 28, 2017

‘If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.’ - Nelson Mandela.  Over 400 million native Spanish speakers world-wide would probably agree that Spanish is the best! We think so too, and here are a few reasons why you should learn Spanish as your second language.   |   “Si hablas a una persona en una lengua que entiende, las palabras irán a su cabeza. Si le hablas en su propia lengua, las palabras irán a su corazón”. - Nelson Mandela.  Más de 400 millones de hablantes nativos de español seguro que estarán de acuerdo con esta frase y afirmarán que el español es el mejor.  … read more »

A Photo Journey through Tenerife | Un viaje fotográfico por Tenerife

by suzanne.pope on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Although Tenerife is quite a remote destination in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, and geographically nearer to Africa than Europe, it’s no stranger to tourism. Tourist flock to the largest Canary Island year-round for its great weather, even naming it the “Island of Eternal Spring”. So why did I go there? Well, for starters, it was an easy flight (yes, I mean cheap and only three hours) from my home in Madrid. I prefer to avoid crowds, talk to locals, go hiking and see the island, so I booked a hotel in Puerto de la Cruz near don Quijote Spanish School and rented a car. My mission (I always have a mission when I travel): find the prettiest beach...or forest…or both (spoiler, I found both).    Aunque Tenerife nos puede parecer una isla remota por su situación en el centro del Atlántico, más cercana a África que Europa, es un destino turístico muy popular. Enormes grupos de turistas acuden durante todo el año a la mayor de las Islas Canarias por su excelente tiempo, de hecho Tenerife recibe el apodo de “Isla de la eterna primavera”. ¿Por qué fui hasta allí? Bien, para empezar porque es sencillo (sí, quiero decir también “barato” y solo tres horas) volar hasta allí desde mi casa, en Madrid. Mi intención era evitar las multitudes, hablar con la gente local, hacer senderismo y ver la isla, así que reservé mi habitación en un hotel del Puerto de la Cruz cerca de la escuela de español don Quijote  y alquilé un coche. Mi misión (siempre me impongo una misión cuando viajo): encontrar la playa más bonita… o el bosque… (os lo destriparé, encontré ambos). A journey through this unique Spanish island was a great start to spring 2017. Follow my journey through some favorite photos below and leave comments or any questions you might have about traveling Spain or learning Spanish in Tenerife! Un viaje por esta isla fue una estupenda manera de comenzar la primavera de 2017. Acompáñame en mi viaje fotográfico por Tenerife ¡y no dudes en dejar tus comentarios o preguntas sobre viajar por españa y cómo aprender español en Tenerife! … read more »

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