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With the motto "Imagine the real, create what's imaginable," the Animario International Festival of Animation Movies boasts a programming replete with the must-see movies of the genre. For example, The Breadwinner and Another Day of Life. Mexico's Animasivo Festival de Animación Contemporanea is "guest festival".
Listen, you people happily afflicted with Sweet Tooth, you’re in luck. Chocolate is getting its very own annual international fair in Madrid, the Salon Internacional del Chocolate de Madrid, starting this year. And what a sweet event – even aphrodisiac, since chocolate allegedly is! (14-16 September, Galería de Cristal, Palacio de Cibeles, Madrid)
So you’re one of those who have returned to Madrid after vacationing somewhere carefree and glorious and you think all that’s waiting for you in the capital is drudgery? Think again. There are any number of welcome-back amusements to ease the nasty landing. You can head for Cibeles de Cine, for instance, where blockbuster movies are shown under the magnificent dome of CentroCentro's Crystal Gallery, with mojitos to hand!
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!
Wax representation of the old Café Gijón at the Museo de Cera in Madrid
A Guidepost Reprint
Café Gijón, The
Meet the incredibly multifaceted Dr. Passi!
This could be REALLY GREAT FUN– with romance thrown into the bargain. From here to 9 September, Your summer to the hilt!
Cuba has a rich dance history that goes beyond its famous exports: salsa, rumba and cha-cha-cha. On a Road Scholar trip, we were treated to the traditional, popular and contemporary dances performed by dancers of all ages in different settings. One such treat was a demo by the award-winning Havana Queens, an independent dance company that celebrates Cuba's African and Spanish roots and whose YouTube videos are dazzling. Cuba dances!
Yukata! That’s the traditional Japanese summer get-up. It’s kimono but more casual. Less elaborate. It makes for great comfort. And Japanese outfitters say it makes women look particularly beautiful. Not that the yukata is for girls only. It’s for the male of the species too. Try it wherever you are, wherever it's summer!