To make it easy for you to explore Madrid, here is our interactive map, showing places to eat, drink, run and visit, from must-see cultural visits to low-key and off the beaten path spots. Zoom in on the area of interest, and check out the black pins. Each of them corresponds to an article. Keep traveling!
Originally from Mexico, vanilla was imported to Europe and the colonies where it turned out to be only a beautiful orchid. Today world’s second most expensive spice (after saffron), its saga expanded globally thanks to a 12-year old slave from Réunion Island in 1848, and the paradisiac island still produces one of the best in the world…
This tree of love held his host so tight that it eventually strangled it, explaining its more common name of strangler fig. It is not really a tree, but vines that grow around them. Keep traveling
Since Panama gained control over the Panama Canal in 1999, its economy got a massive boost. Over the past 10 years skyscrapers have changed its skyline with many high-rise buildings still under construction. Keep traveling!
Walking the city centre of Panama’s cosmopolitan capital, we encountered this woodpecker with its very neat and bright red puff. Keep traveling!