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THE EXOTIC YUKATA, YOUR TICKET TO ELEGANCE AND COMFORT THIS SUMMER

THE EXOTIC YUKATA, YOUR TICKET TO ELEGANCE AND COMFORT THIS SUMMER »

22 Jul, 2018
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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.

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.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “PAMPLONA: THE SUN ALSO SETS,” 5 July 1963

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “PAMPLONA: THE SUN ALSO SETS,” 5 July 1963 »

4 Jul, 2018
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A beautiful, timeless, classic, witty account of the running of the bulls. And to think that it was written no less than 45 years ago. In GUIDEPOST, of course!

STATESIDE STORIES: Independence Day History!

STATESIDE STORIES: Independence Day History! »

3 Jul, 2018
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– – By Mary Foran

Flag-waving and sparklers, glow-sticks and petardos, and cold fried chicken and corn-on-the-cob may not be your idea

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “READING FOR A SUMMER DAY,” 12 July 1963

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “READING FOR A SUMMER DAY,” 12 July 1963 »

1 Jul, 2018
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It is summer time now when all movement is poured stickily out of a bottle. It is no time to do anything at all. And so here’s a Torremolinos without movement in, and for, a summer afternoon.

TORREMOLINOS TODAY

TORREMOLINOS TODAY »

1 Jul, 2018
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Torremolinos nowadays would be almost nothing if not an appealing resort with an inexhaustible source of entertainment

LA RIOJA, It’s Not Just World-Class Wines

LA RIOJA, It’s Not Just World-Class Wines »

25 Jun, 2018
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It's film-making too!

LOST IN TRANSLATION: Traveling to a Country Without Knowing the Language

LOST IN TRANSLATION: Traveling to a Country Without Knowing the Language »

11 Jun, 2018
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After the hurdles my friend and I overcame, I don’t think I was really able to enjoy Paris. I couldn’t properly communicate with the people or understand many of the words aroun me. I’ve realized that although traveling to a country without knowing the language may seem exciting, it can be extremely frustrating.

NEW AGE SPAIN: EL ESCCORIAL REVISITED!

NEW AGE SPAIN: EL ESCCORIAL REVISITED! »

22 May, 2018
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Did you know that El Escorial was built starting in 1563 to be the final resting place for the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, the father of the Spanish King Phillip II? It was finished in 1584 as not only his palace but as a Hieronymite monastery--hence its somber shadows and design.