Category Archives: Spain

Rotten news in Barcelona – visit and spend soon!

From the NY Times. Rent control is ending for hundreds of small shops and putting the Barri Gòtic and other neighborhoods in danger of becoming just another cluster of modern chains. The Old Town parts of Barcelona are what make it … Continue reading

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High speed rail link between Paris and Barcelona

From France 24. Great news for train lovers – a faster train connection between Barcelona and Paris has just opened. Fast is kinda relative; not so much cutting off tons of time (only 20 minutes faster than previously) as eliminating a … Continue reading

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Microtheatre, a new entertainment option in Madrid

From France 24. An interesting choice for theatrical entertainment in Madrid – Microtheatre. It’s only been around for four years but it is intimate, cutting edge and above all cheap, making it more affordable for out-of-work locals as well as … Continue reading

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Round two of the spring trip 2013

Now it’s buon giorno and dobry dan. I did get my seafood dinner in Barceloneta overlooking the Mediterranean. Started with a glass of sparkling cava (why not?), accompanied by bread with garlic and tomato, a small bowl of olives and … Continue reading

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Some quick notes from Europe

Haaj. Hola. Hello! Coming to the end of the first week on vaca. Wi-fi has been spotty to say the least. The hotel in London only had access in the lobby, a real pain. The place I stayed in Alkmaar … Continue reading

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European environment news

Both from the London Independent. Spain’s strawberries, water sources and the future of farming. Britain’s National Trust wants to buy piece of White Cliffs of Dover for preservation.

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San Fermin starts and bulls score some “points”

From France 24. The Running of the Bulls 2012 saw some injuries to a few goofballs. Check this link for the festival calendar. San Fermin runs through the 14th.

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More art news – Louvre, Bilbao Guggenheim…

New electronic guides at the Louvre. From France 24. The Guggenheim in Bilbao. From Deutsche Welle.

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Travel news updates for April

If you’re a fan, as I am, of AMC’s The Killing on US TV, you might be interested to know that a Scandinavian bridge gets a part in The Bridge, a British show from the Danish team who created the … Continue reading

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Iberia Express has Iberia pilots upset

A new low-cost airline starts up in Spain.

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Take a deep breath and visit Spain!

Since marijuana is pretty much the biggest grossing crop in many countries (including the US), this could be just the ticket for pulling Spain‘s economy out of the toilet. From Deutsche Welle.

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Think of Spain for your next festival destination

Spain’s festivals fill the entire year. Here are just a few to pique your travel interest. (London Independent)

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Pairing Spanish wines and cheeses

I recently found this great blogsite with an amazing look at Spanish cheeses and the best pairings with Spanish wines.

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A Short First Visit to Barcelona

  The best known area of Barcelona is the pedestrian promenade called La Rambla. It has one very narrow vehicle lane on either side of the boulevard, but these are off-limits to all private vehicles beginning around 8pm. At least … Continue reading

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