The Perfect 24 Hours in Madrid, Spain

If you’re short on time, my guide to spending 24 hours in Madrid, Spain, will help you make the most of your trip. From the parks to the architecture, and the best places to eat tapas and drink wine, I’ve got you covered. 

Icy, snow topped mountains, frozen swimming pools, ski slopes and the beautiful cascading light as the sun beamed down. The clouds sat lightly brushing the frozen peaks. I felt a chill just from looking out of the plane window as I travelled to Madrid. January is officially low season across Spain. A country that I have always thought of as being warm and drenched in sunshine, was looking more like the Scottish highlands!

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REVIEW: Room Mate Leo Hotel, Granada, Spain

Find out more about staying at Room Mate Leo in Granada, Spain in my latest review.  When it comes to picking hotels in Granada, you’ll fee spoiled for choice. From cute boutique hotels to luxury mansions and Alhambra views, there’s …

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REVIEW: The Artichoke, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England

The Artichoke in Amersham is Michelin starred dining, without the Michelin star – or the impossible booking procedure.

**I returned to The Artichoke for dinner more recently for a special anniversary dinner. I’d recommend clicking through to read my latest review here. **

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The restaurant sits in the heart of a beautiful old town high street, which is full of luxury delis, old-fashioned pubs and a few standard chain restaurants. Without being pretentious, it is easily the best restaurant in the area.

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Serving refined Modern European cuisine, the food is creative, delicious and stunning to look at. On my visit, I sampled the Lunch Tasting Menu – a £38 five course menu. I chose to accompany it with the £18 wine flight.

Wanderlust Chloe The Artichoke2The meal started with an amuse bouche which was a small spoonful packed full of complex flavours. Roasted salsify, toasted hazelnut soil, chervil emulsion, truffle gel and sweet cicely… all in one delicious mouthful! The freshly baked rolls containing salty ham were also heavenly.

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REVIEW: Hotel Corral Del Rey, Seville, Spain

Find out what it’s like to stay at the gorgeous boutique hotel Corral del Rey in Seville, Spain in my latest review.  Driving to Seville is a stressful experience to say the least. Like many Spanish cities, the oldest part …

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