“EL VIAJE MAS LARGO” COMMEMORATES THE FIRST CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE WORLD 500 YEARS AGO!

“EL VIAJE MAS LARGO” COMMEMORATES THE FIRST CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE WORLD 500 YEARS AGO! »

15 Sep, 2019
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The monumental and evocatively titled “El Viaje Más Largo” (The Longest Voyage) Exhibition has just been opened by the King and Queen of Spain at the General Archives of the Indies in Seville. This you won’t want to miss! Will give you a blow-by-blow account shortly. Keep an eye here! It’s about the momentous Magellan-Elcano voyage of discovery, setting off globalization at a time when only a handful of rara avises thought the world was round!

GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “SUMMING UP THE SPANIARDS,  AN ACCOUNT OF HOW SOME FAMOUS TRAVELLERS HAVE SEEN SPAIN,” 3 OCTOBER 1969 — (1) Knowlege In-Depth

GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “SUMMING UP THE SPANIARDS, AN ACCOUNT OF HOW SOME FAMOUS TRAVELLERS HAVE SEEN SPAIN,” 3 OCTOBER 1969 — (1) Knowlege In-Depth »

5 Oct, 2018
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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.

THE HIDDEN TREASURE OF CÓRDOBA: THE ANDALUSIAN EQUESTRIAN SHOW CUM FLAMENCO

THE HIDDEN TREASURE OF CÓRDOBA: THE ANDALUSIAN EQUESTRIAN SHOW CUM FLAMENCO »

18 Jun, 2017
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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.

The Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana’s Exciting New Gems Wow New York

The Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana’s Exciting New Gems Wow New York »

12 Jun, 2017
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Bonnie Rosenstock's piece on the art and soul of flamenco in New York. Incredibly exciting!

SPAIN IS A WIN-WIN DESTINATION FOR ERASMUS STUDENTS !

SPAIN IS A WIN-WIN DESTINATION FOR ERASMUS STUDENTS ! »

23 May, 2017
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Spain is the top favorite of Erasmus students. And Madrid has beaten Paris, Rome and London in the Erasmus 'popularity contest'!

THE ISLAMIST FACTOR IN THE EASTER CELEBRATIONS

THE ISLAMIST FACTOR IN THE EASTER CELEBRATIONS »

16 Apr, 2017
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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. . .

THE PASSION & PAGEANTRY OF THE SEMANA SANTA IN SEVILLE

THE PASSION & PAGEANTRY OF THE SEMANA SANTA IN SEVILLE »

10 Apr, 2017
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You can’t beat Seville, the land of the fiery, when it comes to the passion and pageantry of Spain’s Semana Santa

HEATWAVE ROASTS SUNNY SPAIN

HEATWAVE ROASTS SUNNY SPAIN »

20 Jul, 2016
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The Spanish weather bureau AEMET is warning 38 provinces of severe heat exceeding 40°C. But we’re taking shelter in Green Spain

JUST A LITTLE DID-YOU-KNOW?

JUST A LITTLE DID-YOU-KNOW? »

17 Mar, 2016
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"By 2050 the United States of America could be the biggest Spanish-speaking country in the world!"

SEÑOR ANTONIO M.: The Pleasure of His Company

SEÑOR ANTONIO M.: The Pleasure of His Company »

10 Aug, 2015
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As I read the poems of the Bard of Seville the longing for my adopted Spanish homeland subsided, or did it increase?