Category Archives: Madrid

ëlgr. in Cape Town named 18th Best New Restaurant in the World by TimeOut !

 

Much like Cape Town and the Winelands seeing at least 70 new restaurants having opened in the past 15 months since the Corona Lockdown began, so too Restaurants are opening in other parts of the world.

TimeOut has selected a handful of restaurants from around the world, curating a list of 21 restaurants from as far afield as Mexico City, Madrid, Lisbon, Montreal, Sydney, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Cape Town. The method of selecting the best new restaurants is not revealed, the majority of these being based in the USA. Continue reading →

Excerpt from SwitchBitch Book 3: Making the most of two unplanned days in Madrid!

 

On my trip to Havana from Madrid, after completing the Portuguese Coastal Camino in July last year, I was forced to spend two unplanned days in Madrid.  Whilst upset initially, I was grateful for being able to spend the time in a city which I had only briefly met a year before.  Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski; Sour Service Award goes to El Corte Ingles Madrid!

The Sweet Service Award goes to the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski in Havana, and its PRO Ingrid, for the effortless assistance in booking a room at the five star hotel. I asked to see a room, was shown it by Ingrid, who spoke perfect English, and then advised me to book via the internet as they offer better rates there. She brought her laptop to the front desk, and made the reservation for me, with assistance from the Sales department. By the time I had returned to my BnB, the confirmation of the booking had arrived, without any demand for credit card details or upfront payment.

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