The Jawdropping Prehistoric Art of Portugal’s Côa Valley

September 21, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Takashi Images When it comes to paleolithic art, many of us think of cave paintings or etchings in underground like, most famously, those in France's Lascaux or maybe Spanish caves like Altamira and Tito Bustelo in Santander, north Spain. But t...Leer más

Spanish History Lesson: Spain’s European Empire

September 14, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Rijksmuseum Most everyone is well aware that Spain had a far-flung overseas empire, which included not only most of Latin America but also the Philippines and even areas of northern and western Africa. (resulting in Africa’s only Spanish-speaking ...Leer más

Why Tejeda, on Gran Canaria, Is Officially 1 of Spain’s Prettiest Towns

September 13, 2017 - Sin comentarios

gumbao Looking at a map of Gran Canaria (the Canary Islands' third largest in size and largest in population), its shape reminds me of a seashell. So you could say that one of its towns which I explored recently, is like a pearl in the middle of tha...Leer más

Greece’s Glorious Cyclades Islands

September 12, 2017 - Sin comentarios

d..m The Mediterranean's most famous group of islands is also one of the great and most classic sailing adventures of all time. The 220 or so Cyclades Islands (the name means "circular", referring to their perceived arrangement per classical Greek ...Leer más

The Jewish History & Heritage of Prague

September 5, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Andreas Praefcke Every European country has a rich history left by its Jews since the early Middle Ages, and sometimes even earlier. And the Czech Republic – particularly its incredibly atmospheric capital Prague – has an especially marvelous le...Leer más

Belgian Beer Weekend All Afroth in Brussels

September 1, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Belgian Brewers Association To foodies, tiny Belgium is known foremost for two things: chocolate and beer. And the latter is what’s at centre stage today through Sunday at perhaps the most high-profile of this country’s dozens of annual beer f...Leer más

Noord Amsterdam, the City’s Hottest District

August 25, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Tine van Voorst For all its sophistication and urban bustle, Amsterdam remains one of the most welcoming big cities in the world. It's also one that admirably balances the historic and picturesque with the contemporary and cutting-edge. And, a...Leer más

Oviedo an Urban Gem of Asturias, North Spain

August 24, 2017 - Sin comentarios

javier.losa Spain’s green, delightful northern principality of Asturias is known for its bucolic, often spectacular landscapes; scrumptious food and drink (Asturian cider  is especially notable); and quaint small towns. The region’s three larg...Leer más

25 Top Spots for Fall Foliage Watching in Europe

August 16, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Ondrej Prosicky When you read about spectacular autumn foliage and leaf-peeping, the vast majority of the attention gets focused on places like the northerly regions of the USA. But many Europeans can tell you that large parts of the the Old Cont...Leer más

Loving Lausanne, a Gem of French Switzerland

August 1, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Eyef Dee Before visiting Switzerland’s lovely, fourth largest city (pop. 146,000), I didn’t realise that Lausanne was built (beginning in the 5th century AD) on three big hills, and so it features lots of steep streets, narrow staircases and - i...Leer más

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