Spain

Ham and Sherry in Andalucía

05/07/2019 by .

The Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park is a relatively unknown part of Andalucía, around an hour’s drive west from Seville

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Insider’s guide to La Palma

20/03/2019 by .

Considering the talcum powder-fest that is the annual Fiesta de los Indianos had taken place yesterday, the streets of Santa Cruz are looking positively pristine.

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Secret Costa Brava, Catalonia

01/12/2018 by .

I’ve long thought of the Costa Brava as a destination for those 60’s cheap holidays in the sun, mass tourism on a grand scale. And indeed it’s true that Spain encouraged a rash of charter flights and built large faceless hotels in places like the appropriately named Tossa del Mar.

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Tarragona beyond the human towers

19/11/2018 by .

It’s late afternoon and I’m standing in the Roman equivalent of the bleachers, once capable of seating 30,000 spectators, looking at the ancient circus of Tarraco.

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Taste Of Andalucia Tour

03/09/2018 by .

Potato salad  – a Spanish regional speciality?  Really?
Ask anyone to rattle off a few Spanish delicacies and the results will be fairly predictable – gazpacho, patatas bravas, tortilla, paella, boquerones and a preponderance of bull’s bits will all rate a mention.

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La Palma, Canary Islands

01/02/2018 by .

The most northwesterly of the Canaries, La Palma is also apparently the world’s steepest island, something to bear in mind when you’re considering hiking its network of trails.

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