The Raven’s route. Out of the common paths in Boa Vista, Cabo Verde

santa-monica-beach

Cabo Verde is a diverse archipelago; each island is different. And Boa Vista, even after having crossed it through its roads, paths and out of every known track, is still difficult for me to define. It is authentic in the sense that it has its own life apart from tourism, but tourism is still an …

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

ipanema-at-sunset Besides the Obvious

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

Villany Besides the Obvious

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

Villany Besides the Obvious

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 …