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  • Hola and welome to’s Spanish adventures

  • At each location I visit, I will meet a local person

  • And find out a little more about their home town

  • Since arriving in Spain, I’ve had a strange desire to grow a moustache

  • The last time this happened, I was in Outback Australia

  • I’d met an Aboriginal Kadaichi man on the cross roads of a small town

  • He taught me secrets that transformed me from a mild mannered wedding video guy

  • To the overlander, adventure filmmaker

  • Luckily this alter ego disappeared once I left the heat of the outback

  • For the lights of the city

  • Was the overlander returning

  • And would I still fit into those short shorts

  • It’s my dream to travel the world, meeting the other tribe

  • So I thought for my Madrid story

  • I’d interview people also following their dreams

  • Marta Escauriaza dreamed of opening her own restaurant

  • Recently that dream became a reality

  • My story began when I was studying a cooking course in Paris, in France

  • that is called "Le Cordon Bleu".

  • I studied and I obtained a great diploma in cookery and patisserie

  • This was nine years ago.

  • One day a friend mine said to me that he had two friends

  • who had a restaurant that did not work very well and needed a partner

  • and a person who knew about gastronomy that could improve the restaurant.

  • I visited the restaurant and I liked it.

  • They gave me unlimited power to make changes as I saw fit.

  • I changed the decorations, I left my old work,

  • and I gave up everything to open the restaurant.

  • In the end, I had very little time to do it, in fact only a month and a half,

  • and I believe I obtained a very good result.

  • I knew more or less how I wanted to change the restaurant

  • and we have chosen a French- Basque menu.

  • Gastronomically, Spain is the best country in the world to eat right now.

  • This is because you can find a lot of differentiation between cuisines all around Spain.

  • If you go away to the North, for me the North is the best place to eat in Spain:

  • San Sebastián, Navarra, Galicia... where you can find produce of a wonderful quality:

  • meat, fish, vegetables, since in the north it rains alot, there is much variety.

  • In the South of Spain you can find different fried dishes and fantastic dishes of fish.

  • There is a lot of gastronomic variety in Spain, and I think there is lots of variety and it is very good.

  • For many centuries we have had a great culinary tradition in Spain and it is very rich in gastronomy.

  • Madrid is an interesting city for an outsider

  • It has no real centre

  • I believe getting to know Madrid is like courting a women

  • To really get to know her, takes time and effort

  • And in the case of Madrid, keeping late hours

  • To explore Madrid’s famed nightlife I caught up with Javier Icazuriaga,

  • I’d met Javier on an earlier trip, where I walked the Camino de Santiago.

  • Javier is also following his dream,

  • having recently set up his own music recording business.

  • I have worked 10 years for different recording multinationals

  • such as BMG, Poligram, Universal, as a creative director.

  • Now I have created my own company. A producer of music with a recording studio.

  • We have promoted a new group and we have published its first disc.

  • The band is called Alis and everything has gone very well.

  • Madrid has much nightlife. It has many sites to see live concerts

  • and for me this is important because I dedicate myself to music and music production,

  • there are many venues for nightlife and live music.

  • In Madrid you can find people from all over Spain.

  • Spain is many different cultures within the same country, different languages, different traditions.

  • In Madrid you can find all the people of Spain.

  • It is very difficult to find somebody born in Madrid, it is a mixture of cultures.

Hola and welome to’s Spanish adventures

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    Halu Hsieh posted on 2013/09/01
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