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

Maboneng, Johannesburg’s Modern-Art Mecca

January 5, 2018 - Sin comentarios

Mathurin South Africa's capital is positively afroth these days in creativity and the arts, and one of its premier epicentres is Maboneng Precinct. Centred on Fox and Kruger Streets, a quick cab ride east from Johannesburg's Sandton business ...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

New Year’s in 5 of Africa’s Iberia Destinations

December 29, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Ravi Santana   As we bid farewell to another year past, we like to point out cool places to celebrate New Year's Eve to come. In past years we've covered Cuzco/Machu Picchu and Japan, with even a shoutout to Shanghai. This year we'd like t...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

Put Up Your Dukes! It’s Boxing Day in London

December 26, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Glenn Brunette So you’re in the capital of merry olde England for the winter holidays, enjoying the festive lights and good cheer, and suddenly you realize that your British friends are off on the day after Christmas for something called Boxin...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

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