Month: September 2013

Pablo Picasso's Guernica, and other masterpieces at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid

One Sunday morning in Madrid, living a Travelife, we decided to visit the Reina Sofia Museum, which was just a short stroll from our hotel. We all wanted a bit of culture and exercise anyway, before a long and liquid lunch. GREAT MODERN ART I had been to the Reina Sofia many times before, on …

Pablo Picasso's Guernica, and other masterpieces at the Reina Sofia
Museum in Madrid
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China's National Day party and a happy ending for the Smiles for the World contest

Back in Manila for all of 18 hours, living a Travelife, the first thing on my calendar was a cocktail party hosted by H.E. Ma Keqing, Ambassador of China, on the occasion of the 64th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China. It was a very nice affair, and in one go, I …

China's National Day party and a happy ending for the Smiles for the
World contest
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Our first meal in Madrid consisted of morcillo, calamari, jamon and roast lamb

In Madrid, living a Travelife, our first lunch upon landing in Spain was at the Posada de la Villa. This is a very old fashioned restaurant with over two hundred years of history. The moment we walked in, we were enchanted by its Old World interiors and the tantalizing smells coming from the kitchen.  This …

Our first meal in Madrid consisted of morcillo, calamari, jamon and
roast lamb
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Our last day in Spain was spent shopping for Joselito ham, saffron and Spanish bottarga

Today was our last full day in Spain, living a Travelife. Actually, only three of us were left since yesterday, as the others flew out of Spain already. So we hied off to a very nice resort hotel not too far from Barcelona to chill out for two days. GOING SEPARATE WAYS Tomorrow, I am …

Our last day in Spain was spent shopping for Joselito ham, saffron and
Spanish bottarga
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