The Route of Empires. São Miguel, Azores

The island was probably discovered between 1426 and 1439 and was called "Ilha Verde" according to ancient maps of the mid-fourteenth century. That nickname will seem more than appropriate to every visitor once has spent even short time on their roads. Being a distant island, in the middle of the ocean, historically it was a …

6 formas de tomar un baño al aire libre en São Miguel, Azores

Bañarse al aire libre viene a ser como marcarse un selfie con los elementos. Antes de informarnos pensábamos en las Azores como un archipiélago lejano, a medio camino entre Europa y América que caía demasiado lejos de la tierra firme de Portugal como para parecérsele. Y allí donde había islas pensamos que lógicamente habría costa …

The Garota who moved from Ipanema to Copacabana. Where to stay in Rio de Janeiro?

Before going I had a concrete idea about what to expect from Rio de Janeiro. Definitely that didn't fit to real Rio. I expected a vivid city full of tourists and caipirinhas everywhere feeding capoeira dancers, brown-skin volleyball players and smug surfers as a part of a fake background. We went out of season, that's …

Catando Villány, vinos y bodegas en el sur de Hungría

Soy un amante del vino. En realidad, una vez, escribí una novela sobre vinos y, sinceramente, nunca antes había probado un vino de Villány. Eso puede sonar contradictorio, pero no lo es. Como español, nunca había probado un vino de Villány antes de comprometerme personalmente con Hungría. De hecho, a excepción de Budapest, Hungría (Magyarország …

Tasting Villány, wines and cellars in southern Hungary

I am a wine lover. Actually, once open a time I wrote a novel about wines and honestly, I never had tasted a Villány wine before. That could sound contradictory but it’s not. As a Spanish guy I never heart about Villány before being personally engaged to Hungary. Indeed, besides Budapest, Hungary (Magyarország for Hungarians) is sadly a very unknown …