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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Weekend in Valencia

14/08/2017 by .

Striking modern architecture, coupled with elegant art nouveau buildings, and a wealth of Gothic and Renaissance monuments, make Valencia the perfect place to wander.

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Walking the Camino de Santiago

14/05/2017 by .

In recent years the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, in the North West of Spain, has become increasingly popular. It’s known in English as “The Way of St James”, as the bones of the disciple are supposedly buried in the cathedral of Santiago, but to most people it’s just the Camino.

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Hiking in Gran Canaria

22/06/2016 by .

Far more than just sun and sand, Gran Canaria boasts mountains, colonial villages and archaeological remains, Rupert Parker dons his boots to go hiking in Gran Canaria

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Touring Menorca by Bike

13/06/2016 by .
Menorca by bike

It seems a Monday night is not the best night to look for a restaurant in Menorca’s capital Mahon (or Mao as locals call it), as most of them are closed. Perhaps not the perfect way for me to prepare for a week of touring Menorca by bike then, as I was looking forward to stocking up on a few carbs before the start of my bike tour.

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