Bodega Casa Montaña

Bodega Casa Montaña has achieved legendary status in legion guides and little black books. Many proclaim it to be Valencia’s top tapas bar, and it’s certainly one of the oldest. It opened its doors as a grocery store in 1836, establishing itself by selling wine and oil to merchant ships moored in the nearby port. The bodega’s reputation for keeping an excellent and extensive wine cellar endures today. And the food is … More Bodega Casa Montaña

Jottings from Andalusia

Here we go… We start early on Friday morning. Barely a snatch of sleep before up and out to meet the pitch blackness of night and a (far too) cheerful taxi radio. Four women sitting motionless in a cab whizzing on an empty motorway, stunned by the early onslaught of wakefulness. A surge of chat then sleepy silence. Airport … More Jottings from Andalusia

Jesús and his caballos

Having promised to share the reasons why our Spanish summer holiday (and the paprika) prompted me to take this scary step of starting Have Paprika, Will Travel, here is the blog post that first appeared on the Snoob website http://www.snoob.co.uk/blog/horse-riding-to-ben-fogle-sort-of. For the sake of those kind people who have already read it via Snoob, please forgive my repetition. I … More Jesús and his caballos