MANTON DE MANILA, THE SHAWL THAT SENT HUNDREDS OF SHIPS INTO A GLOBAL SPIN

MANTON DE MANILA, THE SHAWL THAT SENT HUNDREDS OF SHIPS INTO A GLOBAL SPIN »

18 May, 2024
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The exciting adventures of Manton de Manila. From 1565 to the present. Across the worlds most dangerous oceans. With unassailable historicity to back the amazing tale.

SPAIN IS NUMBER 1 TOURIST DESTINATION!

SPAIN IS NUMBER 1 TOURIST DESTINATION! »

7 Feb, 2024
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In 2023, Spain was visited by 85.1 million international tourists. This record smasher makes the legendary land of the Man of La Mancha the world’s top tourist destination. Moreover, Spain hold the highest score in Statista's Travel and Tourism Development Index. France, the perennial Number One, is expected to slide down to second place, attracting an estimated 79 million to 85 million foreign visitors. Sangria anyone?

HALLOWEEN THE SPANISH WAY: MACABRE SNACK TO CONNECT WITH THE DEAD

HALLOWEEN THE SPANISH WAY: MACABRE SNACK TO CONNECT WITH THE DEAD »

30 Oct, 2023
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Huesos de santo or saint’s bones should top the list of the macabre delicacies.for All Saints Day in Spain. Feasting on the bones of the saint smacks of cannibalism, doesn’t it? But at their most classic they’re really just good old sweets, white marzipan tubes simulating bones stuffed with yema for the bone marrow inside. Some enterprising bakeshops display the “bones” appropriately in “reliquaries”. HAPPY HALLOWEEN, EVERYONE!

SPAIN ACROSS THE YEARS. PART 1: Sanguinary Civil War, Ferocious Fascism, and the Dawning of a Better Life

SPAIN ACROSS THE YEARS. PART 1: Sanguinary Civil War, Ferocious Fascism, and the Dawning of a Better Life »

4 Sep, 2023
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Here is an enthralling personal account of fascism and the Franco dictatorship by the author who was in Spain in the mid-1970s on the University of California Berkeley’s Education Abroad Program: "The last time I set foot in Spain in 1974 and 1975 fascism and the Franco dictatorship were in their last last legs. Returning 47 years later I braced myself for experiencing big changes."

EUROPE’S SAHARA: HOW SPAIN IS TURNING INTO A DESERT

EUROPE’S SAHARA: HOW SPAIN IS TURNING INTO A DESERT »

1 Jul, 2023
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Heatwaves are but one of climate change’s serious “offenses” responsible for the devastating droughts that go hand in hand with desertification. In the European Union, Spain is the most threatened by desertification. Thirty-one point percent of its land is affected by desertification while 20% is already desertified. One may not put all the blame on climate change, though. Human activity is a major offender. And people in the country are guilty of abusive use of natural resources..

DON QUIXOTE TACKLES THE WINDMILLS OF JAPAN–WITH MUCH SUCCESS!

DON QUIXOTE TACKLES THE WINDMILLS OF JAPAN–WITH MUCH SUCCESS! »

21 Aug, 2022
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Spain-Japan relationship is not particularly close as to warrant a shrine to Spanish history, culture and tradition on Japanese soil. There lies the enigma of the Parque España--Shima Spain Village in the Mie Prefecture, a sprawling fun shrine that has been attracting local tourists for three decades now. A Land of Don Quixote that smacks delightfully of genuineness.

TASTING TAPAS IN SENSATIONAL SEVILLE

TASTING TAPAS IN SENSATIONAL SEVILLE »

10 Aug, 2022
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Seville´s interpretation of food as an essentially social phenomenon is what makes it one of the supreme exponents of the tapa. Tapas recipes are redolent of the several cultures that have left their gastronomic mark on Seville down the centuries, from the Roman taste for sausages to the Arabic Moors´refined use of spices.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “THE ORIGINAL TOURIST IN SPAIN”, 5 May 1967, First Installment

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “THE ORIGINAL TOURIST IN SPAIN”, 5 May 1967, First Installment »

29 May, 2022
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George Borrow: "How the rage for scribbling tempts people to write about lands and nations of which they know nothing! Vaya! It is not from having seen a bullfight at Seville or Madrid, or having spent a handful of ounces at a posada that you are competent to write about such a people as the Spaniards, and to tell the world how they think, how they speak, and how they act." But there was one, an erudite traveler, Englishman Richard Ford, who did justice to the endeavor. Living in southern Spain for three years and traveling across the peninsula on horseback, he wrote "Handbook on Spain" in 1845 and the even more riveting and timeless "Gatherings from Spain" published the following year and proved immensely popular.

FIESTA TIME! YOUR FABULOUS FLAMENCO OUTFIT FOR AS LOW AS €20!

FIESTA TIME! YOUR FABULOUS FLAMENCO OUTFIT FOR AS LOW AS €20! »

6 May, 2022
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For as low as €20 and higher than €2000! That's the way the traje flamenca goes, pricewise. Meaning, you've got a really exciting range of choices!

JESUS CARMONA, A TWO-PART STORY.  Part 2: Carmona Takes a Giant Leap

JESUS CARMONA, A TWO-PART STORY. Part 2: Carmona Takes a Giant Leap »

27 Jun, 2021
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Carmona's "Salto" is a leap into a new model for the creation of dance shows. One with strong overtones of social commitment. It is equally a leap that takes Spanish culture to new heights, giving it an unquestionably global dimension.