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Difficult Day Trips: Consuegra

The most spectacular day trips from Madrid are also, fortunately, some of the easiest. Toledo, Segovia, and El Escorial can all be reached in under an hour from the center, and… 1,261 more words


Alarcón: hidden jewel of La Mancha

Alarcón, deep in the historic region of La Mancha most famous for windmills; Don Quijote de La Mancha; saffron and Manchego Cheese, is a picturesque village perched on top of a rock promontory surrounded by the meandering River Júcar and its valley. 1,631 more words

Day Trips From Valencia

Time Spent With the Harvard Classics - Don Quixote - Cervantes

Cervantes was ransomed from Moorish slavery on September 19, 1580.

Don Quixote is also know by its full title The Ingenious Nobleman Mister Quixote of La Mancha… 206 more words

Thought For The Day

Camina Tempranillo

100% Tempranillo.

Clean, bright and lively wine with attractive cherry red color. Varietal aromas of red and black fruits such as raspberry, cherry and blackberry fruits, well integrated with notes of almond and hazelnut. 496 more words

Red Wine

Day 44: Earth, Fire, Wind, Water

Yet another stunning morning in central Spain today, a very mild start at 26 degrees meaning we didn’t even break a sweat while piling our lives back into Joyce. 468 more words


May Chivalry never die!

Miguel De Cervantes was born, it is estimated, in the fall of 1547. This makes him our oldest author so far in this blog. His work as a Spanish writer gained him notoriety as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and one of the worlds preeminent novelists… 112 more words

Pisto Manchego

Comfort Food – Spanish Style (Servings: 4)

Pisto is also known as Pisto Manchego due to its origins in the La Mancha area of Spain. Although thought to be connected with Cervantes, it is actually derived from a meal served at the royal wedding of the Sultan Harum-al-Rasid to the princess Al-Buram. 340 more words

Comfort Food