Vicente Clavel proposed the designation of the 7th of October as Book Day to honor Miguel de Cervantes of the DON QUIXOTE fame on his birth anniversary. As a result, in February 1926 King Alfonso XIII signed the Royal Decree for the purpose. Decades later, UNESCO waded in and moved Book Day (World Book and Copyright Day) to 23 April, both Cervantes and Shakespeare's death anniversary. But the original idea behind Clavel's Book Day remains.
I hatched a plan after my doctor described my latest blood test as "boring." I never wanted anything about me to be described as boring. So I drove from the middle of Long Island, epicenter of bland restaurants, to southern Brooklyn to pick up the Guidepost Galloping Gourmets. They can root out Spanish food better than a savy pig can find a truffle.
Temples of the art are waiting for you now that the lockdown is a thing of the past! (Hope it doesn’t get restored ever.)
“We’re turning a tragedy into an opportunity. We’re bringing everyone in… It’s all about helping people grow and redistributing the wealth properly so we can solve the problems that currently exist.”
Barcelona was all set to host the Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile show. And then – wham! – the killer coronavirus broke out from the confines of Wuhan, China and the major exhibitors pulled out over fears of contagion. After this, there was nothing left for the organizers to do but to ring down the curtain even before the sensational tech show began.
It used to be that much as one wanted to travel on the high speed AVE (Spanish High Speed train), with speeds of up to 310 Km/193 mi., one just had to forego the luxury because the prices were – and still are – prohibitive for some pockets. But now, out of the blue, you could go to Madrid from Barcelona, and vice versa, for a stupefying €5! Or €10 if you missed the promo.
EGYPTIAN ACTOR MOHAMED ALY AND EGYPTOLOGIST HAMDI ZAKI HOLD A PRESS CONERENCE AT THE TEMPLE OF DEBOD IN MADRID »
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.
Barcelona may have an abundance of fine architecture and offers a good deal of artistic pleasures to everyone and anyone. But it lacks that warm home feel that one gets in Madrid. That sense of having arrived at a place where one belongs
Dear Mr. Kino Heinze, You can keep Madrid to yourself. I’ll have Barcelona, home if not the very birthplace of all that‘s great in contemporary Spanish culture