Apple Cider Is a Thing in Spain’s Basque Country, Too

September 26, 2016 - Sin comentarios

      photo | Alberto Elosegi/ Several weeks ago I poured you some refreshing sidra (cider) from northern Spain’s Principality of Asturias. But as we move into autumn apple-harvest season (to be followed by peak cider-drinking seaso...Leer más


September 23, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | Aktron/Wikimedia Commons As one of the great hsitoric cities of the world, the capital of Hungary feels naturally cinematic (and certainly the locals are film buffs par excellence). Over the years, Budapest has served as a go-to for fi...Leer más

Spain Has an Indie Rock Capital, and Granada Is It

September 20, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | aodaodaodaod Glorious old Granada, Andalusia is on the small side as Spanish cities go (pop. 238,000), and its city coat of arms declares it to be "noble, loyal, renowned, great, celebrated, and heroic". I'd also add to that lovely, a...Leer más

Europe’s Other Beer Powerhouse: the Czech Republic

September 16, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | Jekurantodistaja Ach, du liebe! It’s that sudsy time of year again, as Germany’s Oktoberfest is upon us. When many of us think “beer”, Deutschland naturally springs readily to mind – and for some, perhaps also Belgium, known for...Leer más

Madrid’s Thyssen Museum Showcases Undersung French Impressionist

September 14, 2016 - Sin comentarios

Unless you're a dedicated aficionado of French Impressionism and/or 19th-century art history, you'd be excused for not being familiar with the name of Monsieur Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) - even though you may very well recognise a work or tw...Leer más

Cádiz, Andalusia – Sundrenched & Cinematic

September 13, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | Hernán Piñera And so, slowly, Woman 10 emerges from the shining waters, as if in slow motion, revealing the relativity of time. Like a muse of the "painter of light," Sorolla, bathed in the sun's rays where the Mediterranean meets the A...Leer más

In the 21st Century, Leipzig Leaps

September 8, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photos | David Paul Appell For much of the latter half of the 20th century, many of us never heard or thought much of Germany’s 14th-largest city (pop. 570,000, metro area 1 million), largely because it remained sequestered behind the so-called ...Leer más

Ecotourism & Art, Spas & Seekers in Andalusia’s Alpujarras

September 5, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | Javier Garcia Some 1,220 metres (4,000 feet) up on the southern flank of the dramatic Sierra Nevada range sprawling across Granada and Almería, in recent years visitors have become increasingly enamoured of Las Alpujarras (aka La Alp...Leer más

Alentejo Dreamin’ – Beachy, Bucolic Portugal

September 2, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | Carpeira When it comes to the many attractions of Portugal, cities like Lisbon, Porto, and Coimbra, along with regions such as the Algarve, seem to get much of the attention. But down between Lisbon and the Algarve lies a low-slung, low-k...Leer más

The Hague, a Handsome Handful of Holland

August 30, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | Boris Stroujko Quick, what’s the capital of the Netherlands? Trick question, kind of – it’s Amsterdam, of course. But that’s just its official title by a quirk of history; pretty much the entire Dutch government, along with for...Leer más

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