This post has no comments.

Madrid’s Magnificent Retiro Park

August 31, 2015 - Sin comentarios

As many Madrileños return home from their summer holidays, they still have a place right on their doorstep. The Parque del Buen Retiro ("Good Getaway Park") is 118 hectares (292 acres) in the centre of Madrid originated in the 1630s as a royal...Leer más

Beyond the Wurst: The Cuisine of Germany

August 28, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Germany, like many other countries with strong culinary icons - in this case wurst and beer, but similar to bangers and mash in Britain and hot dogs/hamburgers in the USA - is of course far more than sausages and suds. Let's take a tasty little tour...Leer más

Spain’s City on a Pillar – Zaragoza

August 24, 2015 - Sin comentarios

 The historic capital and largest city of the Aragon region of northeast Spain, this elegant city of just over 700,000 is a fascinating (and fun!) destination for anyone interested in deepening their knowledge of this country's many cultures, stretc...Leer más

The Other South of Spain: Murcia

August 20, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Say "south of Spain", and most non-Spaniards think only of Andalusia. And truth be told, even quite a few Spaniards don't know all that much about their own country's southern Autonomous Community (and eponymous capital city) of Murcia. I've...Leer más

17 Foods for the Adventurous in 10 Iberia Destinations

August 18, 2015 - Sin comentarios

First off, let me grant that “adventurous” is a relative term. If you’re growing up in Iceland, for example, and rotted shark (hakárl) is part of your culture, it’s no biggie. But for most of the rest of us, that would qualify as “adve...Leer más

Florence’s Historic Boboli Gardens

August 17, 2015 - Sin comentarios

When you think of the Renassance glories of the jewel in Tuscany's crown, Florence, highlights suh as Michelangelo's David, the Piazza della Signoria, and the Ponte Vecchio spring easily to mind. But legion are the corners of this magnificent c...Leer más

Barcelona’s Gracious Gràcia Neighbourhood

August 14, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Starting Saturday, one of Barcelona's biggest street festivals kicks off in the increasingly funky neighbourhood of Gràcia, off the tourist track just two or three Metro stops north of the Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter. The Festa Major de G...Leer más

Spain’s Wonderful (and Sometimes Wild) West: Extremadura

August 12, 2015 - 1 comentario

Hugging Spain's upper border with Portugal, the autonomous community of Extremadura, composed of the provinces of Cáceres and Badajoz, is well known to other Spaniards as a proud land of strong traditions; rich history; distinguished cuisine; an...Leer más

Wine, Swimming and Song on Hungary’s Lake Balaton

August 7, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Perhaps Hungary’s top draw outside the country’s capital Budapest an impressive lake just an hour-and-a-half drive away which looms large in the Magyar national consciousness. Central Europe’s largest lake at 77 by 14 kilometres (48x8 miles...Leer más

Is Spain’s Loveliest Beach in Galicia?

August 4, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Ten kilometres (seven miles) outside the town of Ribadeo, on Galicia's north coast (the nearest big city is Lugo about an hour's drive south) is a beach called Praia das Augas Santas (Beach of the Holy Waters). It's more commonly known, however,...Leer más

Publish a comment

We would love to hear your thoughts, but first you should know that all comments are moderated, and will not appear immediately on the page. Please avoid personal criticism, rude comments, direct attacks or personal ridicule, or insulting epithets of any kind, be they against the authors, any other commenter or the company that owns this page. You have the right to comment anonymously, but please do not use anonymity to tell people things you would not say in person. Try to maintain a comfortable environment in which people can comment without fear of being insulted or disqualified. Do not comment repetitively on the same topic, much less with multiple identities or impersonating other commenters. Also, make sure that your opinions are related to this post. Comments that are off-topic, promotional or do not comply with these basic rules will be deleted.

Leave a Reply

He leído y acepto las condiciones de uso y la política de privacidad. (Requerido)