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STATESIDE STORIES: How About Going Camping?

STATESIDE STORIES: How About Going Camping? »

16 Jul, 2019
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Some people camp in tents, some use recreational vehicles and campers, and some just backpack out into the woods to sleep out under the stars on soft summer nights. Some even use pack mules and horses to really get out into the backcountry and leave civilization far behind. There are so many different places for the camping aficionado to go all across the country that any listing would be incomplete. But if you are traveling to the US and want to try your hand at camping, be sure to make reservations ahead of time to save space in the many National Parks and Recreational Sites available. Or you can just trust to luck and rent a camper or trailer that will at least give you shelter from a summer storm.

SPARKLE IN THIS HEAT? YOU DON’T NEED THAT, UNLESS IT’S SPARKLING SANGRIA!

SPARKLE IN THIS HEAT? YOU DON’T NEED THAT, UNLESS IT’S SPARKLING SANGRIA! »

15 Jul, 2019
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You'd want an authentic Spanish sparkler for your sparkling sangria since sangria is Spanish. To give your sangria the Spanish sparkle, use cava, Spain's sparkling wine.

THE SANFERMINES IS ON, RUN!

THE SANFERMINES IS ON, RUN! »

7 Jul, 2019
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GUARANTEED FUN. May the bulls run with -- not on! -- you!

EGYPTIAN ACTOR MOHAMED ALY AND EGYPTOLOGIST HAMDI ZAKI HOLD A PRESS CONERENCE AT THE TEMPLE OF DEBOD IN MADRID

EGYPTIAN ACTOR MOHAMED ALY AND EGYPTOLOGIST HAMDI ZAKI HOLD A PRESS CONERENCE AT THE TEMPLE OF DEBOD IN MADRID »

1 Jul, 2019
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Aly presented his project for creating a unique cultural center with the purpose of establishing a special link between Europe and Africa, in San Adrian de Besós, Barcelona. The presentation took place at the best Egyptian scenario Spain has to offer, the Temple of Debod.

A Second Opinion: Beyond the Pyrenees

A Second Opinion: Beyond the Pyrenees »

27 Jun, 2019
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Somehow I always felt that "Europe" began at the Pyrenees, leaving Spain as a magic island of cultural heritage. What has the EU really done to improve the life of the average Spaniard except complicate the panorama a bit more? Perhaps there has been a forward-looking push from up North that has subtlely changed the traditional Spanish attitude of xenophobia. Perhaps some modernization has occurred and the economy is more robust than before. But Madrid is not Paris, and Barcelona is not Berlin, and Rome will always be Rome. If the British can say "no" to the Continent then others may follow suit.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “OFF THE BEATEN TRACK: SALINAS DEL MANZANO,” 5 August 1983

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “OFF THE BEATEN TRACK: SALINAS DEL MANZANO,” 5 August 1983 »

20 Jun, 2019
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The ageless charm of a town off the beaten track. You'll have to read Juan Angel Serna's moving full account because a pat description here of his beloved town will do the it and him uncalled for injustice.

LITTLE SPAIN IN THE BIG APPLE

LITTLE SPAIN IN THE BIG APPLE »

19 Jun, 2019
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The Guidepost Galloping Gourmets swooped down on Mercado Little Spain in New York. Here's their funny adventure where they "spared nothing in their quest for the best" whcih could almost too literally burn a hole in anyone's pocket!

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Tragedy in the Bullring,” 24 June 1983

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Tragedy in the Bullring,” 24 June 1983 »

9 Jun, 2019
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There has always been a lot of talk about the injustices and indignities the “poor bull” has to suffer. But what about the Man? Matador Curro Vazquez suffered a tremendous goring during the San Isidro Fair, resulting in the severing of the femoral artery. Had this occurred in a smaller ring, a provincial town, Curro would not be around to talk about it. Manuel Granero was killed instantly in the plaza of Madrid on May 7th 1922. . .

JAPO MANIA: DINE, DRINK, AND IMBIBE THE SPIRIT OF JAPAN!

JAPO MANIA: DINE, DRINK, AND IMBIBE THE SPIRIT OF JAPAN! »

9 Jun, 2019
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 SHOPS, EATERIES, WORKSHOPS, INSTITUTIONS, COURSES  INDISPENSIBLE IN JAPANESE CULTURE 

The TWA Hotel:  Up, Up and Away!

The TWA Hotel: Up, Up and Away! »

27 May, 2019
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After being closed for almost two decades, the iconic Eero Saarinen designed TWA terminal at JFK has re-opened as a boutique hotel.   For former employees, myself included, it was a thrill to be at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 15 and see how the terminal  has been repurposed and looking so good. The Phoenix has returned as the proud eagle Saarinen once imagined in his mind's eye. Now I think I'll have to try out some of those restaurants and bars. I'm still doing field work, you see. . .