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SPAIN IS NUMBER 1 TOURIST DESTINATION!

SPAIN IS NUMBER 1 TOURIST DESTINATION! »

7 Feb, 2024
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In 2023, Spain was visited by 85.1 million international tourists. This record smasher makes the legendary land of the Man of La Mancha the world’s top tourist destination. Moreover, Spain hold the highest score in Statista's Travel and Tourism Development Index. France, the perennial Number One, is expected to slide down to second place, attracting an estimated 79 million to 85 million foreign visitors. Sangria anyone?

EU SERIES: THE EUROPEAN UNION, STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH (1)

EU SERIES: THE EUROPEAN UNION, STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH (1) »

21 Jan, 2024
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EU basics: What the European Union is, its origins, its goals and values, gains and successes. Special mention: the EU as a Nobel Peace laureate. The EU and Brexit.

DIM SUM!

DIM SUM! »

18 Nov, 2023
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At this late date, one would think that there isn’t much left to say about the dumpy 2500-year-old dim sum. But how about if we tell you that the ubiquitous bite-size Chinese appetizers are worth Michelin stars? That’d probably be news to quite a few!

CORRAL DE LA MORERÍA, the Cathedral of  Flamenco Where the Palate is Pleasured to the Hilt!

CORRAL DE LA MORERÍA, the Cathedral of Flamenco Where the Palate is Pleasured to the Hilt! »

18 May, 2023
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EL CORRAL DE LA MORERIA: World's best flamenco tablao. Star-studded flameco shows fused with haute cuisine, and with remarkable success too. The only tablao in the world with a Michelin star. Awardee of Repsol Guide's three stars. Celebrities from different fields flock to the Corral, fame begetting fame. One of the "1000 Places to See Before You Die." You've just got to be there and see for yourself!

EL BULLI, ONCE THE WORLD’S BEST RESTAURANT, MORPHS INTO A MUSEUM!

EL BULLI, ONCE THE WORLD’S BEST RESTAURANT, MORPHS INTO A MUSEUM! »

11 May, 2023
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Surprise surprise. El Bulli is opening its doors as a museum, El Bulli 1846, where visitors can "eat" knowledge. It is no longer a restaurant but a place to ponder, to know why gastronomy creates humanitarianism. The museum's 4.000 square meters reflect and safeguard El Bulli´s DNA, as well as El Bulli´s Bullipedia.

SEVE & JON,THE POWER OF AN OLD INSPIRATION OVER THE NEW SPANISH GOLFING HERO

SEVE & JON,THE POWER OF AN OLD INSPIRATION OVER THE NEW SPANISH GOLFING HERO »

17 Apr, 2023
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Rahmbo paying tribute to Seve Ballesteros on the former's win at Masters: "Spaniards like winning on Easter Sunday and Seve's birthday!"

SNAPSHOT: CAZORLA, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE IN SPAIN

SNAPSHOT: CAZORLA, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE IN SPAIN »

24 Feb, 2023
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Spectacular nature. Gateway to the Natural Park of Sierras de Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas. Rich 2000-year history. High-quality olive oil with its Denomination of Origen. Thriving tourism. The most beautiful village n Spain.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “When Mao Flu  Hit the Office,” 13 February 1970

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “When Mao Flu Hit the Office,” 13 February 1970 »

18 Jan, 2023
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Every year those little germs that travel across the Asian and European continents from the east seem to take a stronger hold. During this last epidemic homes and businesses were very severely affected and in one office 40% of the bilingual secretaries were sick, including the telex and switchboard operators. After several years’ experience in Madrid as a top executive secretary, Yvonne Monroe decided to fill one of Madrid´s gaps—the temporary secretarial agency, and three years ago StenoServices was born. London, New York and Paris have been served by these bureaux for a long time now, but in the Spanish capital this was a new venture.

FROM FLAMBOYANT TO FLAMBÉ: A Trip to the MAD Museum, Beyond and Below

FROM FLAMBOYANT TO FLAMBÉ: A Trip to the MAD Museum, Beyond and Below »

15 Jan, 2023
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"The costumes in the Machine Dazzle Exhibition reflect Matthew Flower's eclectic careers, and then some. Should I mention it's over the top? Joyfully excessive says it better. If Coco Chanel advised clients to take one thing off before leaving, Machine Dazzle would advise putting on the kitchen sink before leaving."

FLAMENCO AND JAMON SERRANO AT CORRAL DE LA MORERIA: THE WAY TO SENSATIONAL SUCCESS

FLAMENCO AND JAMON SERRANO AT CORRAL DE LA MORERIA: THE WAY TO SENSATIONAL SUCCESS »

11 Jan, 2023
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Flamenco and Jamón Serrano were combined in an unbeatable setting. The reason? To promote flamenco, an extraordinary art and UNESCO's  Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Flamenco greats and students from all over Spain and abroad made the event an affair to beat other events.