The Fun, Historic Dutch City of Maastricht

October 17, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Arsenie Krasnevsky During a year when the European Union is commemorating the 25th anniverary of the momentous signing of the Maastricht Treaty which established the EU, no better time to take a look at this vibrant university city in the southeast ...Leer más

The Palaces-and-Gardens Routes of Germany’s Baden-Württemberg

October 12, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Peter Stein Anyone a fan of HGTV’s Castle Hunters, in which U.S. couples travel to Europe to find a stately pile to call their own? A Southwest Germany driving route known as the Burgenstrasse (Castles Road) will be right up your alley. But so it...Leer más

Volcanoes of Lanzarote on Foot & 4×4

October 10, 2017 - Sin comentarios

leoks The fourth largest/third smallest of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote is one of its drier, most volcanic-looking ones, wth golden-brown beaches populated by sand blown over from the relatively nearby Sahara desert (the African mainland being aro...Leer más

A Half Century of Sitges’ Fantasy Film Fest

October 5, 2017 - Sin comentarios

  Catalonia's iconic holiday city by the sea, just 45 minutes south of Barcelona, is known for its sun, sand, and quaint whitewashed architecture. But Sitges has also developed quite a festival scene, and the doyen of said scene reache...Leer más

A Romantic Road Trip Out of Lisbon

October 4, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Tsezarina Europe is of course crisscrossed by fairytale drives of all sorts, but Portugal can truly lay claim to one which is one of the continent's most enchanting, and one furthermore quite close in to capital Lisbon, all driveable in as little a...Leer más

Lights…Camera…Turin!

September 29, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Toni del Popolo If you're an aficionado of vintage European films, thrillers, or cheesy horror, you may know the work of director Dario Argento. Now aged 76, especially in the 1970s and 1980s, Argento was a maestro of the macabre, called "the Italia...Leer más

In Spain’s Green Asturias, Once Gritty Gijón a Rejuvenated Dynamo

September 27, 2017 - Sin comentarios

juanjominor The largest city (pop. 280,000) of Asturias, one of the regions of Spain's green north, Gijón is also its major seaport, right astride the bracing Cantabrian Sea. And for much of the 20th century, the emphasis here was less on aesthet...Leer más

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

Discovering ‘Authentic’ Barcelona in its Sants Neighbourhood

September 19, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Dani Keral The working-class district of Sants in Barcelona's south is best known for its enormous train station - Spain's second largest - which connects the city to most other destinations throughout the country. So tens and hundreds of thousa...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

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