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Being Foodies in Cordoba

Lars and I have very good memories of Cordoba and especially of the food we ate there. Let us show you some mouthwatering pictures! By the way, most of the restaurants we visited are only a few steps away from the Mezquita. The first restaurant we tried was La Tinaja. Lars and I shared a tapas menu here and it…

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A First Visit to Ron Montero

When you hear the word “rum”, you probably think of a Caribbean island where it is produced. But guess what: the only rum distillery that is open to the public on the European contintent happens to be located in the south of Spain, not far from Motril to be exact! Moreover, Ron Montero organises free tours (tasting included) every Tuesday…

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The Big Move – Another Neighbourhood

This is more of a photo essay than a real blog post. Join us for a walk in our new neighbourhood! As I said in the previous blog post, Lars and I moved to Churriana de la Vega, a lively small town, 7 kilometres to the west of Granada. This time we live only a few steps away from the…

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Herdade das Servas

Being Foodies In Estremoz – Part 2

After a good night’s sleep, Lars had a surprise for me; we would spend the first half of the day…  wine tasting! Here we are at Herdade das Servas, just outside the town of Estremoz. Or as their website says: The Serrano Mira family covers a vineyard heritage of 300 hectares of vineyards, aged between 20 and 60 years old and…

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Being Foodies In Estremoz – Part 1

After our Peniche/Nazaré adventures, Lars and I decided to go east, to a charming town called Estremoz: I had never been this far inland in Portugal. Anyway, we arrived there late in the afternoon, quickly found a hotel just outside the town and then went looking for food. The restaurant of the hotel was still closed, so went into Estremoz…

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When It Doesn’t Click, You Eat

During our visit to Nazaré, we stayed in a place called Peniche: Somehow, Lars and I had high hopes about this town. Our travel guide described it as picturesque but we found it to be … boring and overcrowded. Maybe it was also the bad weather; it was cloudy most of the time. Maybe it was the fair that attracted…

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Food Flashback – Sao Joao in Comporta

One of our most faithful readers asked us how far in Portugal we travelled and the answer is simple: further to the north. After having left Monchique, we had an overnight stop in Comporta. In other words, we had left the Algarve and were now in the region of the Alentejo. The only thing we did in Comporta was to go to a restaurant,…

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A View To Match The Food: Cantueso

Located about 58 kilometres east from Malaga, lies Periana, a small town surrounded by mountains. In the outskirts, the Guaro river widens into the Vinuela Reservoir. Not so far from this lake is the restaurant and holiday cottages Cantueso. Lars and I had seen an ad in a magazine about this restaurant and we were very eager to taste the…

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