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A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “THE ALHAMBRA: THE MEN WHO BUILT IT, ITS GLORIOUS PAST,” 18 OCTOBER 1963

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “THE ALHAMBRA: THE MEN WHO BUILT IT, ITS GLORIOUS PAST,” 18 OCTOBER 1963 »

23 Sep, 2018
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There exists in the landscape of the mind an ideal place where every sense is touched by velvet and time cannot intrude, the Alhambra

HAPPY AS A PARTRIDGE, A LOVE LETTER TO IRREPRESSIVELY LOVELY MADRID!

HAPPY AS A PARTRIDGE, A LOVE LETTER TO IRREPRESSIVELY LOVELY MADRID! »

1 Sep, 2018
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Shy, single, unemployed and rapidly approaching her thirtieth birthday, Evie Fuller heads to Madrid for sun-soaked adventures and a crash course in Spanish culture. She blossoms under the Spanish sun and discovers the hardest thing about moving abroad is deciding when to come home

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Ibiza: HIPPY PARADISE IN THE MEDITERRANEA,” 12 SEPTEMBER 1969

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Ibiza: HIPPY PARADISE IN THE MEDITERRANEA,” 12 SEPTEMBER 1969 »

20 Aug, 2018
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On a high stool in Wauna’s Bar, a crop-haired betrousered dowager listened enraptured as a bearded youth in an ankle length silk green gown serenaded her on the flute. Enrique snapped a photo and was rewinding his camera when a menacing crowd gathered. "Go home, Squares!" someone growled. "The Seventh Invasion of Ibiza. First the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Carthaginians and the Romans, then the Catalans, the Moors and finally…these!"

STATESIDE STORIES: SUMMER SIGHTINGS!

STATESIDE STORIES: SUMMER SIGHTINGS! »

15 Aug, 2018
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The heat rippled up from the vast fields of grain, high on the Eastern Oregon plateaus, nary a tree or bush in sight. It's the Wheat Farmer's Territory, tilled by huge combines and tractors, irrigated by specially arched pipe sprinklers which awed these city slickers for the work they entailed and the sheer enormity of their undertaking: being the breadbasket to the world!

A SECOND OPINION: CAN SALMON SURVIVE MANKIND?

A SECOND OPINION: CAN SALMON SURVIVE MANKIND? »

14 Aug, 2018
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Salmon, as a species, is a bell-weather breed of fish, and as the Salmon goes, so go the finer things of life!

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “CAFÉ GIJÓN, THE LAST OF THE GREAT CAFÉS,” 29 March 1963

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “CAFÉ GIJÓN, THE LAST OF THE GREAT CAFÉS,” 29 March 1963 »

4 Aug, 2018
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Wax representation of the old Café Gijón at the Museo de Cera in Madrid

A Guidepost Reprint

Café Gijón, The

CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN!

CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN! »

1 Aug, 2018
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Looking for adventure this summer in Spain? Why not try mountain hiking and climbing? Try the Pyrenees, the Sierra Guadarrama, the Teide in Tenerife, the Montes de Toledo . . . I learned on my first mountain climb that the best way to climb a mountain is the following: One step at a time! Have fun and be safe!

STATESIDE STORIES: A SUMMER RODEO!

STATESIDE STORIES: A SUMMER RODEO! »

17 Jul, 2018
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I'd been to LAS VENTAS and seen the Bullfight, one in which the Matador was gored…But I’d never seen an American Rodeo in which the Cowboys actually try to ride the wild and ferocious bulls. So it was with great anticipation that I bought tickets.

GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “PAMPLONA: I’M STILL RUNNING,” 19 July 1963

GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “PAMPLONA: I’M STILL RUNNING,” 19 July 1963 »

17 Jul, 2018
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I’VE just got back from Pamplona and if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it and will repeat it again a thousand times; Never Again.You can quote me next year. I’m bearing the scars of several cornadas, mostly in the region of the liver (pronóstico: muy grave.) and that last bit of the trip, after the car blew up in flames sixty nine kilómetros outside Madrid played hell with my gout. So on that happy note of goodwill and Christian charity, I will leave you to retire to my local clinic. And a happy Sanfermines next year to each and every loving little one of you.

MARTA ORTEGA: WHO IS SHE & WHY SHOULD HER NAME RING A BELL?

MARTA ORTEGA: WHO IS SHE & WHY SHOULD HER NAME RING A BELL? »

3 Jul, 2018
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Zara on Oxford Street, London: the heir presumptive worked here!

 

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