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Top 10 Tapas Bars In Madrid
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Top 10 Tapas Bars In Madrid

What goes into making a list like the top ten tapas bars in Madrid? Like any big city, it’s difficult to make a top ten for anything, let alone tapas. The below, with a couple […]

In Search Of The Other Spain In Asturias
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In Search Of The Other Spain In Asturias

Spain is a well-oiled tourism machine. In addition to the coastal resorts that established themselves in the ‘60s and ‘70s and any number of tomato-pelting, bull-running festivals made famous by Hemingway and the like, Spanish […]

Top 10 Bars In Seville
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Top 10 Bars In Seville

Seville is not a cheap city. On the other hand, it is the epicentre of tapa culture and cuisine. The tapas here aren’t free, as they are in Granada for example, but they are good […]

Space, Time And Fez
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Space, Time And Fez

He shrugged at me. “It’s Berber silver, sir.” “It isn’t though is it? Because it isn’t Berber, and it isn’t silver. Therefore, not Berber silver. Anyway, you didn’t mention the Berber bit when you sold […]

The Conquest Of Tarifa, Spain
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The Conquest Of Tarifa, Spain

By Robin Graham In the year 711, Tariq Ibn Ziyad — a Berber general — landed near the southern tip of Spain with 7,000 men, at the burning edge of the wildfire that was the […]

Deep Breath: The Alhambra At Night Is Worth The Hassle
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Deep Breath: The Alhambra At Night Is Worth The Hassle

By Robin Graham I bet Washington Irving didn’t have to put up with any of this. Getting a ticket to visit that great treasure of Islamic art and culture, the Alhambra — made famous by […]

Is It Possible To Eat Your Way Through Cairo In One Day?
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Is It Possible To Eat Your Way Through Cairo In One Day?

Egyptian cuisine is produced from the melting pot of the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean. It is varied and fascinating, but if you only have one day in Cairo, you can cover the […]