The beaches, wineries and palaces of Galicia – plus great seafood!

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We’re just back from a lovely trip to Galicia and want to share some of the great reasons to visit the North West of Spain. This time, we chose the Rias Baixas area as our base and toured the vicinity as well as going north to Santiago de Compostela and south to the Cies Islands. [...]

There are Many Ways of Doing the Camino de Santiago. What’s yours?

Totally Spain Camino Santiago St James Way walking stick

Most mornings on our way to the office we pass a few Camino de Santiago walkers doing the coastal route as they walk from Guemes Cantabria to Somo to catch the ferry to Santander. Now that we are well into Spring, you can see the numbers are on the increase. It’s lovely to see the [...]

Do Something Out of the Ordinary in 2014 with our Really Creative Spanish Itineraries

Totally Spain 2014 creative itineraries Camino de Santiago

Ever noticed how people from Spain usually talk about their own region rather than the country as a whole? It’s because Spain is a very diverse country and the geography, landscape, climate and even the language changes from region to region. It’s part of what makes a trip here so exciting.

But because of the [...]

Totally Spain’s Ultimate Guide to Spanish Tortilla – Sampling & Making the Perfect Potato Omelette

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Potatoes and eggs are all you need for this most delicious of snacks

If you’ve ever been to Spain you’ll know just how popular the Spanish omelette or ‘tortilla de patata‘ is. The humble dish of eggs and fried potatoes is an year-long staple in homes, bars and restaurants. Its providence is not clear [...]

Amazing Spanish Food Markets to Visit in 2014

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A selection of vegetables in season at a market stall in Spain

Every time we visit a Spanish city we always try to visit its food market or ‘mercado’ in Spanish. Here in Spain, every town has a market and cities will often have two or three. You could argue that the heart of [...]