Maybe Ibiza Is Not That Bad After All?

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lately, it seems that I’m running into cliche destinations a lot. The kind of places that are inundated with packaged tours, overzealous nightlife, and sunburned tourists donning wide-brimmed hats. The thing I’m realizing is that these destinations became cool for a reason. If you head away from the parasitic Cancun, you can find amazing countryside and Mayan ruins. Same goes for Thailand — you can find solitude, but […]

When In Barcelona, Please Stay In Your Designated Lane

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Some let their frustrations out through screaming, others by crying or pouting silently in a corner. In Barcelona,  one pissed-off Catalan graffiti artist lets his frustrations out by painting the streets of the Gothic Quarter creating lanes: one labeled  “tourists,”­ the other labeled “normal” for the locals. It is no secret that “The City of […]

Madrid Is For Meat Lovers

Friday, June 4, 2010

Summer is the season of summits, but not all summits are created equal. I might come off as politically disinclined when I say (or in this case, write) that there is one meeting that interests me the most: the Madrid Fusion International Gastronomic Summit. Someone’s talking my language. My tummy grumbles in response. Imagine the […]

The Best Of Spain In Photos

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

What do you call a person who is obsessed with Spain? A Spainophile? A Spainaholic? A Spainophyte? (A google search of spainophyte resulted in a result that asked whether I meant “sporophyte,” “The spore-producing phase in the life cycle of a plant that exhibits alternation of generations.”) Either way, for those who love Spain and […]

Video: Barcelona — By Skateboard

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Come see Barcelona with Danny. You remember Danny, right? My 37-year-old unemployed friend who spends his days in Barcelona drinking coffee, smoking, cigarettes, and skateboarding around the city with nary a care. Yes, I’m jealous. Enjoy this unique look at Barcelona.

What Time Do The Basques Eat Dinner?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Trick question. The answer is that it depends. Are you in Spanish or French Basque country? What’s the difference? To find out, the NYT takes a road trip through both countries, starting from the westernmost part of the region in the beach town of Bakio — about an hour north of Bilbao — where it’s […]

Surviving Spain

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Every year for the past fifteen, over 200,000 people converge on the coast of Spain for the annual music festival, Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, for four days of live music, partying, and hanging out at the beach. What could possibly go wrong? By Laura Bridgestock It’s 8:30 a.m. I’ve been asleep for three hours. It […]

Where’s The Best Place For Tapas In Spain?

Thursday, August 6, 2009

According to the Guardian, the best place in Spain to visit for some of the best (as well as proximately located) tapas in the country is in the town of Logroño, where close to 50 tapas bars are crammed into a block “the size of four tennis courts.” But where to start, you may ask? […]

Madrid’s Must-See New Old Market This Summer

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

This week the NYT drops by what’s got to be near the top of any list of things to see while visiting Madrid: the newly reopened Mercado San Miguel, the city’s mecca for food junkies and people watchers, as well as a top destination for travelers hoping to join in on a tradition since 1916. […]

This Is Why You Want To Go To Barcelona

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Very cool time lapse video of the city. Not recommended for those with motion sickness issues or for those who are inebriated while reading this site (and I know that probably excludes half of the readership). Beautifully shot epic short of a group exploring Barcelona via skateboard. You know it’s good if the filmmaker can […]

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