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You’ll want to visit the places you’ll be reading about in Spain Destinations. They’re every bit as charming and irresistible as the writers say! Besides, you won’t have any problems getting there; they’ll tell you how.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “THE ALHAMBRA: THE MEN WHO BUILT IT, ITS GLORIOUS PAST,” 18 OCTOBER 1963

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “THE ALHAMBRA: THE MEN WHO BUILT IT, ITS GLORIOUS PAST,” 18 OCTOBER 1963 »

23 Sep, 2018
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There exists in the landscape of the mind an ideal place where every sense is touched by velvet and time cannot intrude, the Alhambra

IT’S HARVEST TIME, PLEASE DON’T RAIN ON THE LOVELY SAFFRON!

IT’S HARVEST TIME, PLEASE DON’T RAIN ON THE LOVELY SAFFRON! »

23 Sep, 2018
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The Fall harvest season in Spain is on. For olives, it starts in September and ends in November. For the wines, September-October is the season. For “the most expensive spice on earth”, the last three weeks of October. . . For most non-locals, joining the pickers and the foot-stompers is great fun and an eye-opening experience

GOURMET’S CHOICE: THE  RESTAURANT INDO CHINE & ITS CINEMATIC INDO CHINE VIETNAMESE CUISINE

GOURMET’S CHOICE: THE RESTAURANT INDO CHINE & ITS CINEMATIC INDO CHINE VIETNAMESE CUISINE »

9 Sep, 2018
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If you have ever dreamed of sitting in an Indo Chine  Vietnamese or Japanese garden, then the Restaurant Indo Chine shall transport you and your guests to Asia within a 45 minute plane ride from Madrid or a  2 hour train ride, to Barcelona. This is one of the most acclaimed eateries for authentic Indo Chine Vietnamese Cuisine.

THE AMAZING MEDINA AZAHARA, A WORLD HERITAGE SITE

THE AMAZING MEDINA AZAHARA, A WORLD HERITAGE SITE »

31 Aug, 2018
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The Versailles of the Middle Ages, a dazzling series of palaces full of treasures never seen before, the largest known city built from scratch in Western Europe, the most beautiful Islamic monument in Al-Andalus

TRADITION! HERE’S A TOMATO IN-YOUR-FACE!

TRADITION! HERE’S A TOMATO IN-YOUR-FACE! »

20 Aug, 2018
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The crush of the crowds and the crushing tomatoes make La Tomatina one of the wildest of Spanish festivals, but a lot safer than the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona. It is always held on the last Wednesday in August

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Ibiza: HIPPY PARADISE IN THE MEDITERRANEA,” 12 SEPTEMBER 1969

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Ibiza: HIPPY PARADISE IN THE MEDITERRANEA,” 12 SEPTEMBER 1969 »

20 Aug, 2018
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On a high stool in Wauna’s Bar, a crop-haired betrousered dowager listened enraptured as a bearded youth in an ankle length silk green gown serenaded her on the flute. Enrique snapped a photo and was rewinding his camera when a menacing crowd gathered. "Go home, Squares!" someone growled. "The Seventh Invasion of Ibiza. First the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Carthaginians and the Romans, then the Catalans, the Moors and finally…these!"

IBIZA TODAY

IBIZA TODAY »

20 Aug, 2018
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The island has grown as a tourist town greatly since the 60’s, but still maintains its roots with its mystery and culture, as well as knowing how to have a good time

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “CAFÉ GIJÓN, THE LAST OF THE GREAT CAFÉS,” 29 March 1963

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “CAFÉ GIJÓN, THE LAST OF THE GREAT CAFÉS,” 29 March 1963 »

4 Aug, 2018
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Wax representation of the old Café Gijón at the Museo de Cera in Madrid

A Guidepost Reprint

Café Gijón, The

CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN!

CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN! »

1 Aug, 2018
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Looking for adventure this summer in Spain? Why not try mountain hiking and climbing? Try the Pyrenees, the Sierra Guadarrama, the Teide in Tenerife, the Montes de Toledo . . . I learned on my first mountain climb that the best way to climb a mountain is the following: One step at a time! Have fun and be safe!

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.