Lights…Camera…Dominican Republic!

September 28, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Mariordo Thanks to both its appealingly tropical Caribbean and Spanish colonial vibes, the Dominican Republic has had a long history on the silver screen, both playing itself but more often playing other places both real and imagined. First the rea...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

The Spectacular New Botín Art Centre of Santander, Spain

September 7, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Enrico Cano   Much awaited these past five years, the city that’s an undersung gem of green north Spain welcomed the opening this summer (attended by Spain's king and queen) of a wonderful new art centre, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning...Leer más

A Cool Weekend in Shanghai

August 9, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Marita Acosta It's so great having a local friend who can get you right to the coolest stuff in town - especially when that town is a sprawling, enormous city like Shanghai. And these days, creative Shanghai has a lot of cool to go around. On a rece...Leer más

13 Tips for Planning the Perfect Beach Wedding

July 31, 2017 - 1 comentario

adamkontor/pixabay I know you want this day to be special. How about making it extra special? Most people when they think about the perfect beach wedding, they imagine a beautiful sunset setting, the light, balmy breeze, and the sound of the waves. ...Leer más

Distinguished Museums Also Celebrate LGBTQ Pride

June 28, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Chainless Photography This week Madrid is awash in rainbow colours and welcoming gay folks from all over the planet as it pulls out the stops for World Pride with parties (of course), concerts, and other cultural happenings of all types. Museums g...Leer más

Street Dogs of Havana: A Photo Essay

June 26, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photos: José Balido When I first started visiting Cuba nearly 20 years ago, most dogs mosdef did not have it good at all. Yes, on Old Havana's main street, Calle Obispo, there was already a dog grooming salon for an extremely élite few pampered ...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: 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

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