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A SECOND OPINON: GETTING TO THE SEASHORE!

A SECOND OPINON: GETTING TO THE SEASHORE! »

17 Sep, 2019
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Being able to actually touch the ocean is a wonderful thing when you live inland. I hope you were able to do it this summer, and if not, plan for next year!

THE WORLD’S BEST COUNTRY TO VISIT IS NONE OTHER THAN SPAIN, SO SAYS THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM!

THE WORLD’S BEST COUNTRY TO VISIT IS NONE OTHER THAN SPAIN, SO SAYS THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM! »

8 Sep, 2019
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WEF: “The popularity of Spain, which has claimed the top spot in the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index since 2015, is bolstered by a world-class ranking in natural and cultural resources – from its vibrant cities to sunny beaches, and a diverse cultural programme that spans medieval festivals to contemporary art. Infrastructure is another important measure of a country’s travel competitiveness, and on these criteria Spain rates highly.”

FACTSHEET ABOUT THE ISLAND TRUMP COVETED

FACTSHEET ABOUT THE ISLAND TRUMP COVETED »

4 Sep, 2019
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Sermiligaaq settlement near the Sermilik Fjord

 

 

 GREENLAND FACTSHEET

1. GREENLAND (Kalaallit Nunaat in Greenlandic; Grønland in Danish):

NASA: Landsat Illustrates Five Decades of Change to Greenland Glaciers

NASA: Landsat Illustrates Five Decades of Change to Greenland Glaciers »

4 Sep, 2019
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Unusually warm air temperatures this summer have caused record melt across Greenland. Approximately 90 percent of the surface of Greenland’s ice sheet melted at some point between July 30 and Aug. 2, during which time an estimated 55 billion tons of ice melted into the ocean, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

THE G-7 SUMMIT IN BIARRITZ AND OTHER TRAVEL TRADITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO SNARL UP TRAFFIC IN THE FRENCH TOWN AND AT THE SPANISH-FRENCH BORDER. BEWARE!

THE G-7 SUMMIT IN BIARRITZ AND OTHER TRAVEL TRADITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO SNARL UP TRAFFIC IN THE FRENCH TOWN AND AT THE SPANISH-FRENCH BORDER. BEWARE! »

25 Aug, 2019
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The dates around the G-7 Summit are, traditionally, a period of high traffic density. It is important to plan trips on the days prior and subsequent to the Summit for those driving in areas close to the Summit location and avoiding, at any event, traveling into France from the Basque Country.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “EVERYBODY’S SALADS”, 7 July 1978

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “EVERYBODY’S SALADS”, 7 July 1978 »

18 Aug, 2019
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A GUIDEPOST Reprint

 

Everybody’s Salads COOKERY BY PATRICIA MESSIER

7 July 1978

 

Salads are one of the

THE SEVEN JEWELS OF ANDALUSIA 

THE SEVEN JEWELS OF ANDALUSIA  »

18 Aug, 2019
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Mezquita of Cordoba - Cadiz Cathedral - Castillo de Santa Catalina, Jaen - Alhambra, Granada - La Manquita, Malaga - Monumento a Colon, Huelva - La Cathedral Giralda, Seville

ASSUMPTION DAY: WHY SOME ARE RED LETTER DAYS IN THE SPANISH CALENDAR BUT SOME ARE NOT

ASSUMPTION DAY: WHY SOME ARE RED LETTER DAYS IN THE SPANISH CALENDAR BUT SOME ARE NOT »

14 Aug, 2019
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The 15th of August is a public holiday in Spain, being the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. The Constitution says there is no State religion but the Spanish nation is founded on Catholicism. No Constituion could shake that off so easily.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “MADRID: A VIEW FROM ‘DOWN UNDER’,” 29 JULY 1983

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “MADRID: A VIEW FROM ‘DOWN UNDER’,” 29 JULY 1983 »

4 Aug, 2019
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Rodney Ward, like many back-packing ‘cowboys’ of the mid-seventies, first arrived in Madrid in 1975 and was at once struck by Spain’s fine old capital city. Although planning to move on within a few days, the Magic of Madrid compelled him to stay for two years. Only then did Rodney Ward set off back to Australia. Does he miss Madrid? “It’s always nice to come home,"he says, but Madrid gets in the blood.

ANGELA MERKEL OPENS THIS YEAR’S FAMED WAGNERIAN BAYREUTH FESTIVAL

ANGELA MERKEL OPENS THIS YEAR’S FAMED WAGNERIAN BAYREUTH FESTIVAL »

4 Aug, 2019
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Merkel, in her signature jacket but with a floor-length skirt (unusual for her) to complete the ensemble, presided the premiere of the famed Bayreuth Festival in Bavaria which will last till 28 August. The Festival is held annually in the opera house of Bayreuth to show Richard Wagner's stage works exclusively.