Toledo – Spain’s medieval treasure

Driving to Toledo from Madrid Airport can take you an hour or so. You can also catch a train departing from the beautiful Atocha station in Madrid, but this time we decided to hire a car. I had some serious ‘backlog’ in Toledo and wanted to make up for it. Having entered the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary through the Gate of Forgiveness, I … Continue reading Toledo – Spain’s medieval treasure

Tempranillo & Graciano from Dominio de Fontana

We’ve bought this estate wine in Madrid two weeks ago and it was definitely a good choice. This Castilian beauty is pure and fresh and very Spanish. It has a clear palette and not too much acidity. Good for warm evening or night NOSE: medium rare beef – seriously! MOUTH:  vanilla, blackcurrant, and blueberries DRINKING: during Nadal – Thiem match in Rome; this time 6-4 … Continue reading Tempranillo & Graciano from Dominio de Fontana

From Marrakesh to the Atlas Mountains. A diary from a journey. Part I.

Once you leave air-conditioned Marrakesh airport, hot, muggy air gets to your body so forcefully that you start to imagine how hell feels like. The only rescue is to take a bus trip to the city centre ensuring all bus windows are wide open. Drought brings some relief. The thick soup of air turns into a warm breeze. Always something.

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