Category Archives for "South Europe"

Feb 01

7 Unusual Things To Do in Spain

Spain

Unusual things to do in SpainSun, sea, sand, plus a dazzling display of unusual things to do. That’s Spain for you: ski slopes, Picasso, and Barcelona’s ceramic lizard mixed in with paella, flamenco and convivial, tasty tapas. Every country is misunderstood to one degree or another. But I still remember my surprise on arrival at how vast and […]

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Jul 22

The Best of Greek Food in Athens

Food , Greece

The Home of Greek FoodThe hawkers yell, the metal shutters clatter and the salty scent of fresh sliced fish mingles with cinnamon, lobster tanks and the bloody entrails of hanging innards. Like many a live food market, Varvakios Agora heaves with industry, pulses with activity and throngs with the shoulder-thumping movement of a focused, frenetic […]

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Apr 26

49 Interesting Facts About Spain

Spain

Fun and interesting facts about Spain49 Interesting Facts About SpainDid YOU know that Spain has bars you can ride up to on horseback and order a cerveza without needing to dismount? Or that artistic genius Dali built a fairytale castle to house his work? Or that chefs from here regularly grace the “best in the […]

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Dec 03

The Best Churros in Madrid at the Oldest Chocolatería

Food , Spain

 Tasting churros and chocolate at the oldest chocolatería in Madrid Churros y chocolate, you either love it or you hate it as the marmite ad says. But (as I suspect is the case for marmite too) if you hate it, it’s probably because you’re doing it wrong. Bad churros is flaccid and stodgy. Good churros, served fresh and […]

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Sep 18

Things to do in Girona Spain

Spain

City view of Girona – A Place in Spain with So Many Things to DoI love the medieval city of Girona, although a city this size scarcely seems large enough to be a city at all. I love the way its cathedral rises out of the earth to greet you as the plane swoops in […]

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Apr 04

What is Semana Santa in Seville?

Spain

On a spring afternoon, with orange blossom filtering the sunshine, I saw my first one. Looming tall and dressed entirely in black, the hood masked his face before rising upwards to a point above his head. His hands were gloved, the dark robe flowing and two, blinking dark eyes…

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