GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “SUMMING UP THE SPANIARDS, AN ACCOUNT OF HOW SOME FAMOUS TRAVELLERS HAVE SEEN SPAIN,” 3 OCTOBER 1969 — (1) Knowlege In-Depth »
In our own day [i.e. in 1969] when 20 million foreigners swarm into Spain every year, the rage to sum up, to label, to praise and criticize, to explain, dissect and generalize on Spain has been an almost compulsory urge of travellers. Most, however, are content to accept its inhabitants uncritically, happy to loll on the beaches without racking their brains about the ultimate truths of the Spaniard. At any rate, Spain is changing and even its most entrenched characteristics are undergoing modifications as they are buffeted by the impact of modern communications and ideas.
Flamenco clubs may now be found across the globe but there are very few places that incorporate both Andalusian horses and flamenco dancers into one matchless performance.
Bonnie Rosenstock's piece on the art and soul of flamenco in New York. Incredibly exciting!
Spain is the top favorite of Erasmus students. And Madrid has beaten Paris, Rome and London in the Erasmus 'popularity contest'!
So far the Spanish security forces have upstaged the terrorists. Still, one couldn’t help thinking realistically that no amount of beefed up security could stop a determined terrorist from carrying out his evil plans. . .
You can’t beat Seville, the land of the fiery, when it comes to the passion and pageantry of Spain’s Semana Santa
The Spanish weather bureau AEMET is warning 38 provinces of severe heat exceeding 40°C. But we’re taking shelter in Green Spain
"By 2050 the United States of America could be the biggest Spanish-speaking country in the world!"