Goulash & Beyond: the Savoury Cuisine of Hungary

January 18, 2018 - Sin comentarios

I honestly cannot understand why the cuisine of Hungary isn't better known abroad. Its rich, intensely savoury palate has been influenced by myriad influences, from Germany, Austria, and elsewhere in Central Europe, to the Balkans, to even Turk...Leer más

The Ancient Roman Legacy of Spain’s ‘Silver Route’

January 17, 2018 - Sin comentarios

Eduardo Estellez Ruling the Iberian Peninsula as Hispania for centuries, from the 2nd century BC through the 4th century AD, the ancient Rome definitively shaped the identity of both Spain and Portugal, from their languages to their culture, cuis...Leer más

Nature, Castles & Olive Trees in the Cazorla Reserve of Andalusia’s Jaén Province

January 10, 2018 - Sin comentarios

Ana del Castillo  Jaén is likely the least known of the eight provinces in Andalusia, the south of Spain. But it's an agricultural and nature powerhouse in its own right - in addition to its elegant Renaissance capital, home to more than a rel...Leer más

Madrid Makes Magic for Muggles at its Harry Potter Exhibition

January 2, 2018 - Sin comentarios

Few if any books within most of our memories - much less any "young adult" fiction - have had the impact of the seven-book Harry Potter series and the movies it spawned, since the 1997 publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Child...Leer más

Mediaeval Meets Modern in the Basque Province of Araba

December 28, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Covi Completely encircled by a mediaeval stone wall and with just over 1,500 inhabitants, tiny Laguardia (top, aka Guardia) is one of the loveliest old towns in a country packed with lovely old towns. On a hilltop in Spain's verdant Basque Countr...Leer más

Palma de Mallorca for the Holidays

December 21, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Juan Iglesias   In the summer 1968, the bouncy pop tunes of Helena Bianco were all over Spain's airwaves, and one of her top hits, "El Puente", was the song of the summer, whimsically imagining a puente (bridge) to the island of Majorca and...Leer más

The 3 Musts of Gipuzkoa, in Spain’s Basque Country

December 19, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Turismo Euskadi Landing in (Gipuzkoa (Guipúzcoa in Spanish) is like gliding down onto a velvety blanket of green shimmying up to the shores of the azure Atlantic Ocean's Bay of Biscay. And you'll find once you get here that the most diminutive...Leer más

Bilbao & Beyond: the Basque Country’s Fetching Biskaia Province

December 15, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Museo Guggenheim Bilbao The largest and most populous of the three provinces of Euskadi, Spain's Basque Country, is best known for its dynamic capital Bilbao. But this cool, green, rolling land and craggy coastline are also packed with a menu of...Leer más

Pedro Gilabert Gallegos, a Star of Andalusian Art

December 12, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photos | Alan Gandy Spain has of course produced more than its fair share of famed and highly influential artists over the centuries - household names such as Salvador Dalí, Francisco Goya, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, and Diego Velázquez have...Leer más

Basque Super-Chef Pedro Subijana

December 8, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Marta Miranda His folks wanted him to be a doctor. But growing up in San Sebastián in the 1950s, Pedro Subijana felt medicine wasn't for him. And so when he was about to start medical school, and  friend encouraged him to apply instead to the Hi...Leer más

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