Alicante, Spain Goes Wild for St. John’s Eve

June 24, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Pexels It's an undeniable trait of the Spanish national character that most everyone loves a festival. You can safely say that approximately every other week (if not every week) there is a festival, feria, or fiesta somewhere in Spain – including ...Leer más

Newtown Is Johannesburg’s Coolest Place to Be

June 21, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Francisco Anzola If you're a real traveller, rather than just a tourist, you're a nonconformist with a questing spirit. And in Johannesburg, South Africa, that means Newtown, the vibrant cultural and entertainment district in the western reaches of ...Leer más

5 Ways to Love Paris Like a Local

June 19, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Nora Zubia It long ago stopped being easy to say anything "new" while writing about the City of Light. And as a first-timer, you truly must do the sightseeing highlights. The Eiffel Tower. The Louvre.  The Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysées. And s...Leer más

Catalan Painter Alfredo Palmero Loves Visitors

June 13, 2017 - Sin comentarios

       Alfredo Palmero “Hola, hola! Is that you? I’m coming”, a lanky, pony-tailed figure, leaning precariously out of an upstairs window, called down to us. Moments later, the heavily carved front door opened, and we were admitted ...Leer más

Spanish History Lesson: One State From Many Kingdoms

June 6, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Sean Pavone Like a number of other European countries, modern Spain has its roots in history going back millennia. But more immediately, it all came together from a patchwork of kingdoms of the Middle Ages which shaped the unified kingdom which...Leer más

Spanish History Lesson: The Real Pirates of the Caribbean

May 30, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Howard Pyle/Buccaneers and Marooners of the Spanish Main", Harper's Magazine In the fifth film of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Dead Men Tell No Tales (aka Salazar’s Revenge), the eponymous evil and undead Spanish navy captain Armando...Leer más

Barcelona’s Iconic Montjuïc Hill Celebrated in Poster Exhibition

May 29, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Ajuntament de Barcelona The "mountain" known as Montjuïc (at a maximum 185 metres/606 feet high, really more like a broad, shallow, and admittedly very big hill) in Barcelona's southwest looms large over the city not just physically but ...Leer más

Urban Japan Through the Eyes of a Polish Photographer

May 25, 2017 - Sin comentarios

mtmjolnir/YouTube He could be a poster boy of post-Cold War artistic globalisation. At age 31, Lukasz Palka, from Tarnów, Poland by way of Chicago, has been based in Tokyo for the past decade and specialises in gritty urban (and especially noct...Leer más

Notes From Underground: Caves of the Dominican Republic

May 24, 2017 - Sin comentarios

The Dominican Republic is of course well known as a destination for marvelous beaches, cool adventure sports, and the historic corners of its capital Santo Domingo. Much more "under cover," if you will, is what's underground: thousands upon thous...Leer más

Exciting E-Biking in the Alps

May 23, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Austrian Tourist Office Biking uphill from Austria’s chocolate-box village of Westendorf at 780 metres (2,560 feet) to a tiny little mountain hut at 1,850 m (6,070 ft.) makes my heart pound – not because of the effort, but because although I a...Leer más

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