5 of Today’s Best Amsterdam Restaurants

February 9, 2016 - Sin comentarios

The Netherlands' best known canal city has long deservedly been a travel gem, but let’s face it – pannekoeken, snert, and other homely Dutch cuisine may be tasty enough but have never exactly taken the world by storm. In recent years, howeve...Leer más

A Fungus Among Us! The Truffles of Northeast Spain

February 8, 2016 - Sin comentarios

Highly coveted as far back as ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, the mushrooms known as black truffles remain a major object of desire of foodies and gourmets across the globe. But while many think of them as typical of Italy and France, most of t...Leer más

The Terrific Tiles of Lisbon

February 4, 2016 - Sin comentarios

  Portugal's capital has no shortage of iconic places and things associated with it. The Explorers' Monument. Crenellated St. George Castle on high. The funicular up to the mediaeval Bairro Alto. Belém pastries. And most definitely the col...Leer más

Your Spain Bucket List: Top 8 Man-Made Landmarks

February 2, 2016 - Sin comentarios

Spain is blessed with some of the world’s most remarkable sights and experiences, thanks to its many millennia of human presence, stretching back into the mists of prehistory. There are literally thousands of jawdropping sites and buildings datin...Leer más

Europe’s 5 Best Iberia Destinations for Shopping

January 29, 2016 - Sin comentarios

Some time back, in this blog we covered top options for souvenir shopping in Europe and Latin America. Given the popularity of retail therapy on holiday as much as at home, though, here we thought we’d look at the larger picture in a half dozen...Leer más

Cleopatra Does Madrid

January 28, 2016 - Sin comentarios

The sultry, storied queen of Egypt in the first century BC still enthralls millions after all these millennia, and if you happen to be in Madrid through the first week of May, you can get a marvelous sense of why, in a new exhibition. (more&hellip...Leer más

Tilting at Windmills in La Mancha

January 25, 2016 - Sin comentarios

Thanks to Miguel de Cervantes and his immortal creations Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, the whitewashed brick molinos de viento of Spain’s central plateau are among this country’s better-known icons in the world imagination (though this is far...Leer más

8 Top Cities to Explore Islamic Spain

January 20, 2016 - Sin comentarios

Back in the 1960s and 70s, a famous Spanish tourism tag line proclaimed: “Spain is different”. And one of the things that does indeed make this country different in a key way from the rest of Europe is the fact that only the Iberia Peninsula w...Leer más

The Spy Museum of Berlin

January 19, 2016 - Sin comentarios

Germany's capital is of course one of Europe's coolest cities. But back during the Cold War (1945-1989), Berlin was, more than that, a hotbed of espionage, divided politically into the Communist east and a West Berlin hemmed in by an ugly cem...Leer más

Maze Runner in Barcelona: the Horta Labyrinth

January 13, 2016 - Sin comentarios

At least since the millennia-ago minotaur of Greek mythology, people have understood that the best place to get themselves nice and disoriented and lost is a labyrinth, and these elaborate constructs have been objects of fascination throughout hi...Leer más

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