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Diverxo Restaurant

on Feb 28, 2014 in Eat and Drink | 0 comments

Diverxo Restaurant is currently the only one in Madrid with three Michelin Stars.  I am not particularly a fan of the Michelin Travel Guide system but in the case of Diverxo, I was amazed and pleased by the extraordinary culinary experience.  Diverxo has been operating in the city for many years (since 2007) and it has always been very popular.  However, since the third star was awarded it is almost impossible to get a table, well maybe I exaggerated, it’s about 3 to six months… David Muñoz is the Chef responsible for the success of Diverxo and it’s impressive that at his young age (32 Years old) he has gotten so much recognition.  David´s cuisine is a hard-core fusion between Asia, America and Europe.  Furthermore, David has his own way and technics for cooking which altogether makes it a risky proposition.  I thank him and his team for allowing me to take pictures during a...

Ten con Ten Restaurant

on Sep 26, 2013 in Eat and Drink | 0 comments

Ten con Ten Restaurant is a trendy and delicious place to eat at with a modern decoration and a lively ambiance.  Ten con Ten is located on a popular street in the Barrio Salamanca district (Ayala Street, 6) and a few steps away from La Castellana street.  I enjoy going there after work for a drink and a quick bite.  The food is kind of modern Spanish cuisine or continental fusion.  The dishes are made with lots of passion and attention to flavors and looks.  Ten con Ten does not have a formal dress code, but I would advise you to dress business casual or put on your latest fashion clothes, he,he,he… Once you step into the restaurant you see a modern area with a rectangular bar, some high chair sitting tables and a more casual place to drink and share some dishes.  However, if you continue to walk through, you will get to a more formal dining area with regular tables and comfortable...

San Sebastian or Donostia

on Aug 23, 2013 in Sights | 4 comments

San Sebastian or Donostia in Basque language, is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain.  It´s not only me saying it, there are many travel reviews from around the world (New York Times, The Guardian, etc) that agree with my view.  San Sebastian is a mid-size city (close to 200k people) located in the north of Spain and close to France.  San Sebastian is the capital of the Spanish province of Gipuzkoa, which is one of the three provinces that form the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country.  Donostia has many things to offer to its visitors but what I enjoy the most is: its food, its architecture and cultural activities.  I will be going back to San Sebastian with my camera and try to capture in detail other sites and experiences of this wonderful city. The best way to get there is to travel by plain but the city airport is a bit far and few expensive daily routes connect you to...

Capricho Park

on Aug 16, 2013 in Sights | 0 comments

Capricho Park is the most romantic park in Madrid.  It is not so popular with the tourists but well-known among the locals.  Capricho (Whim or caprice in English) Park is located outside Madrid Capital; you can either get there by Subway (Metro-Stop: El Capricho) or a 15 Euros taxi drive from downtown Madrid.  Click here to get more details about the park and its history from the official tourism-site of Madrid. Capricho Park has lots of rules in order to access the premises, but this is the price we have to pay in order to preserve the beauty of the Park. The park is only open during weekends and holidays, but the good news is that it is free to enter (nothing to pay).  Food and beverages are not allowed in the park nor bicycles, balls or games.  I would not suggest this park to practice sports, on the other hand it is the perfect place to relax, take a stroll, or listen to your inner...

Las Rozas Village Chic Outlet

on Aug 5, 2013 in Shopping | 0 comments

Las Rozas Village Chic Outlet is probably the best place to shop luxury goods at excellent prices in Madrid.  Las Rozas Village is located in a upper-middle class municipality west of Madrid Capital named: Las Rozas.  The most comfortable way to get there is a twenty minute drive by car and you have free and secure parking when you get there.  However, there is a train station nearby (“Pinar de las Rozas”) and several buses from Madrid (628, 625, 629).  They even have a special service for shoppers, Shopping Express, that offers a luxury bus-ride directly from Plaza España (in downtown Madrid) to the shopping village.  It’s probably better that you check Las Rozas Village official web-page before you go, in order to get detailed and updated information. Technically, Las Rozas Village is considered to be an outlet because most of its clothes are from previous seasons and...