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Fighting Spanish Bulls in Madrid

Last weekend in Madrid, I did the something I never thought I’d do: I attended a bullfight. Despite public outcry in recent years, bullfighting (or, Corrida del Toros, as Spaniards say), is still legal in all provinces of Spain except Catalonia, and quite popular. And...

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Exploring the
“Route of the Faces”
in Spain

I live in southern Spain and recently visited a good friend in Madrid – the capital city, right in the heart of the country. While I love the city, its vibe, the shopping and the food, I felt I needed an escape from the crowds and noise, and my friend came up with the...

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Bandits of Barcelona

Retrospectively my priorities were probably somewhat skewed, but I remember experiencing a strong sense of loss for the chocolate that was in my bag. Admittedly it wasn't any ordinary chocolate, but a chocolate with the pinnacle percentile of cocoa, which is 78 by the...

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Driving the White Villages of Andalucia

Andalucia and its White Villages Driving Southern Spain Driving in a foreign country can intimidate the best of us. My first time driving in Southern Spain, I worried about mysterious traffic rules and weird signage – all of which would be in español! How would I get...

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Uncovering Mojacar Man in a Spanish Resort

Travel Mojacar Our First Time in Mojacar This was the first trip to Mojacar for my wife and I. This resort town in the Province of Almería, southern Spain is pronounced “Mahaca” and shouldn’t be confused with the island of Majorca. Before we booked our trip about the...

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Real Basque Country Cuisine

  Five Transformative Food Experiences in Basque Country KANSAS CITY, MO, Oct. 1, 2013 – For authentic dining and people experiences, a specialist in cultural travel suggests foregoing the so-called “trophy” restaurants and sitting down at simpler tables. For...

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Pintxos, San Sebastian, Basque Country

Pintxos in San Sebastian When Seeing Pintxos, Think Tapas Pintxos, In Spain’s Basque country, it’s important to know a few words of the Basque language especially in the city of San Sebastián. This hotbed of Basque nationalism is known as, Donostia, locally and there...

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Party Packages in Barcelona and Ibiza

Libertyville, IL, April 9, 2013 - Party-loving travelers alert! Tourcrafters is offering a one-week package to two Spanish hot spots that starts at only $989.  Their Barcelona/Ibiza package, which departs every Sunday from May 5 to October 30, includes three nights’...

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Spain’s Best Flea Market

Antiques and Jazz in Sant Cugat del Vallès Mercantic, in Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain, is an antiques and flea market. Living in Barcelona This fall, I'm living and working in Barcelona. Actually, I should amend that: I'm living and taking long walks and eating my way...

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The Camino de Santiago, Spain

The Way of Saint James Out In The Know Traveler crew hit the Los Angeles Travel Adventure Show in Long Beach. Here is one of our stops to visit with Samantha of Marly Tours. Learn more about this spiritual walking tour in Northern Spain with our own Audrey Ngo. And...

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Madrid Gastrofestival 2013

Spain Cuisine Celebrated at Event With less than two months to go to the gastronomic event of the year in Madrid, its programme is brimming with suggestive and appetizing new offerings. Held from January 19 to February 3 2013, Gastrofestival is organised by Madrid...

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