Barcelona: Hotel Barcelona House, Las Ramblas, Plaça Reial

Houma and her two boys who are friends of my cousin Sidney and his family joined us in Barcelona. After our dinner in Moncho’s she showed us her hotel right next to Plaça Reial and a few meters away from the famous tourist attraction Las Ramblas.At night the tree-lined 1.2 km. pedestrian mall known asContinue reading “Barcelona: Hotel Barcelona House, Las Ramblas, Plaça Reial”

Barcelona: Buffet at Moncho’s

Our group in Barcelona had grown to 21 less 2 who couldn’t join us for dinner. Sha thought a buffet dinner would be more efficient for such a big group and Moncho’s was suggested by a local tour guide. I wasn’t expecting much from a buffet and I was right. The food wasn’t very goodContinue reading “Barcelona: Buffet at Moncho’s”

Barcelona: AC Hotel Sants

Our home in Barcelona was another Marriott / AC Hotel chain located right across the Sants train station. The location was quite convenient to the major tourist attractions in the city by train or cab. Wifi was free in the lobby. Stark, simple… Nice, spacious room with laminate flooring. Quite clean and modern. The tableContinue reading “Barcelona: AC Hotel Sants”

San Sebastian: Gran Bar La Espiga and Rojo Y Negro

Goodbye San Sebastian! These were our last meals in the city that topped the poll as the greatest gastronomic destination in the world. San Sebastian beat out Tokyo, Sydney and Paris for the top spot for foodies and I agree 100%! From Michelin 3 Star restaurants to pintxos bars the food never failed to amazeContinue reading “San Sebastian: Gran Bar La Espiga and Rojo Y Negro”

San Sebastian: 3 Star Lunch at Akelaŕe

As of 2012 there are five Michelin 3 star restaurants in Spain and three of them are in San Sebastian, Akelaŕe, Arzak and Martin Berasategui. Due to several reasons we chose to dine at Akelaŕe. We actually made a reservation there even before making hotel reservations and buying plane tickets like in my case. We wish we could haveContinue reading “San Sebastian: 3 Star Lunch at Akelaŕe”

San Sebastian: Pintxos Bar Hopping

As I mentioned before San Sebastian is well know for all the Michelin Starred restaurants but it’s also very popular for pintxos (pinchos) or tapas. You can say we went to San Sebastian just to EAT! We didn’t waste any time. Our first night we walked from our hotel Parte Vieja (Old Part) where allContinue reading “San Sebastian: Pintxos Bar Hopping”

San Sebastian: Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra

San Sebastian located in the north of Spain in the Basque country may not be as popular as Madrid or Barcelona but in the foodie world its the star of Spain. San Sebastian boasts of more Michelin starred restaurants per capita than any city in the world. I may be the only food blogger inContinue reading “San Sebastian: Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra”

Bilbao: Lunch at Bistró Guggenheim

When we planned for our trip around Spain we decided to rent a car from Madrid’s airport then drive to San Sebastian then to Barcelona. We could have ridden the train but cost wise renting a car was cheaper and more importantly we were able to take a detour to Bilbao just to see theContinue reading “Bilbao: Lunch at Bistró Guggenheim”

Madrid: Chocolateria San Gines

Paella ✓ cochinillo ✓ sangria ✓ tapas ✓ the only thing left on our food craving list was churros con chocolate.  It was our last night in Madrid and we desperately wanted churros so we went to the where the guide books recommended, the oldest chocolateria in Madrid, Chocolateria San Gines. Living in the PhilippinesContinue reading “Madrid: Chocolateria San Gines”