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Have Some Madeira, M’Dear!

July 1, 2015 - Sin comentarios

  In a month when Iberia is launching more new routes, one of my favourites, starting this weekend, is to this lovely island outpost of Portugal, 1,076 kilometres (669 miles) out in the Atlantic. I covered the capital Funchal on this blog bac...Leer más

In the Footsteps of Spain’s Literary Giants

June 30, 2015 - Sin comentarios

June 11, 2015 marked something of a landmark in Spanish cultural history: the ceremonial reburial in Madrid of the recently discovered remains of the “Shakespeare of Spain”, Miguel de Cervantes, 399 years after he shuffled off this mortal coil....Leer más

Top Recent #IberiaFleet Planespotting Pics

June 29, 2015 - Sin comentarios

For #SpottersDay this past June 5, we invited planespotters in Spain (and for anyone who doesn't know what they are, here's a primer) to participate in a contest to capture the coolest shots of our fleet.  And did we get some good ones - all share...Leer más

Sepharad: Jewish Spain’s Extraordinary Legacy

June 25, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Just a few days ago, Spain’s parliament approved a measure granting Spanish citizenship to Jews whose ancestors lived in Iberia until the tumultuous history of the day led to their exile. These Sephardim (from the Hebrew Sepharad or Sefarad, mean...Leer más

A Split Decision in Croatia Is a Knockout

June 23, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Now that tourism to Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast is heating up again for the summer, it’s a good time to cast a glance even beyond top dog Dubrovnik to other magical spots along these shores – and at the top of the list is a city with perhaps ...Leer más

Bravo for Brera (Milan)!

June 22, 2015 - Sin comentarios

When you think of Milan, the wedding-cake Duomo and the Vittorio Emmanuele Gallery might be among the spots that jump to mind. But to take the pulse of one of Italy's most dynamic cities - checking out its emerging fashion design stars, for exampl...Leer más

Fabulous Formentera, Smallest of the Balearic Islands

June 17, 2015 - Sin comentarios

In the Balearic Islands, Majorca and Ibiza are of course practically household names. But say “Formentera”, and many fewer will recognise the name of the southernmost major Balearic island. This, in the mind of many locals and visitors alike, i...Leer más

Happy Bloomsday: Literary Dublin

June 16, 2015 - Sin comentarios

The legendary Irish "gift of gab" has helped Ireland punch above its weight literarily for centuries now - and Dublin in particular has been a literary hotbed - in fact, officially designated a "Literary City" by UNESCO in 2010 in case anyone had a...Leer más

Gothic, Renaissance, Modernism & Moisture in León, Spain

June 12, 2015 - Sin comentarios

While the capital of the autonomous region of Castile and León may not crack even Spain's top 30 in terms of population (it's currently around 132,000), it's second to none when it comes to pedigree. Founded as a Roman military camp in the 1st ...Leer más

King of Collectibles: Spain’s Lladró

June 11, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Generations of collectors as well as just folks around the world have graced their living rooms and various other parts of their abodes with slim, graceful Lladró porcelain figurines, all made in Tavernes Blanques, a town on the outskirts of Valenc...Leer más

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