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Where is the Most Expensive Restaurant in the World?

Posted 3 days ago

Despite Spain's economic problems and the fact that Spain has the cheapest resorts in the world, the Spanish island of Ibiza is about to have the priciest restaurant on the planet, when Sublimotion opens its doors later this year….Read Full Post [Link]

Madrid Zoo's Baby Panda VIDEO

Posted 13 days ago

Madrid Zoo's baby panda has been seen in public for the first time. The seven-month-old 15kg fluffy guy, named Xing Bao, came out at a ceremony for the Chinese Ambassador to Spain. Madrid's Zoo is in the Casa del Campo, the large park to the west of Madrid….Read Full Post [Link]

What's the Most Photographed Sight in Spain?

Posted 17 days ago

What do you think is the most popular place in Spain to be snapped by tourists? La Sagrada Familia? Or Las Ramblas? Or maybe it's not in Barcelona – could it be the Alhambra…Read Full Post [Link]

Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa

Musicoterapia y salud de la mano de Alicia Lorenzo

Posted 119 minutes ago

Este ciclo mensual de conferencias profundiza este mes de abril en el conocimiento de la musicoterapia de la mano de esta violinista y profesora [Link]

Récord de turistas y pernoctaciones en Madrid durante el mes de marzo

Posted 3 hours ago

El número de viajeros fue de 704.353 personas, que supone un aumento interanual del 15,3% Las pernoctaciones llegaron a 1.395.608, lo que se traducen en un crecimiento del 13,9% respecto a marzo de 2013 El aumento en la Comunidad de Madrid llega al 13,2% Madrid vuelve a ser el municipio con más turistas de España superando el 5,5% de Barcelona [Link]

Periodismo de datos en Medialab-Prado

Posted 3 hours ago

Las II Jornadas de Periodismo de Datos y Open Data se celebran simultáneamente en Madrid y Barcelona El encuentro reúne a expertos nacionales e internacionales que debatirán sobre las últimas tendencias en periodismo de datos [Link]

MallorcaWeb: Latest news

Natural areas of the Balearic Islands

Posted 14 months ago

Situation, visits, events… [Link]

Illustrated catalogue of the springs in Mallorca

Posted 16 months ago

It includes by now 755 water springs. [Link]

Traditional fairs for November

Posted 18 months ago

Dijous bo in Inca, the Olive Oil Fair in Caimari, the Mushroom Fair in Mancor… [Link]

- Europe RSS Feed

5 ways to kick back in the Cyclades

Posted 20 hours ago

The natural beauty of this cluster of 220 islands in the Aegean Sea has for years drawn travellers by sea from Athens, but new flights make them easier to reach. British Airways (0844 493 0787; ba.com) launches services from Heathrow to Mykonos and Santorini on 3 and 4 May, respectively, joining easyJet’s (0843 104 5000; easyJet.com) existing route from Gatwick … [Link]

Sea eagles and beaches inside the Arctic Circle

Posted 2 days ago

Take it from me, I know – thanks to the so-called summers of 2010-2012 – that the very minimum temperature at which a parent can huddle on a beach is 13C. We'd vowed that, if we must shiver on a beach, we should do it somewhere more exotic in future. [Link]

Traveller's Guide: Camping in France

Posted 6 days ago

Happy campers are those considering France this year. According to the French tourist office (uk.rendez vousenfrance.com), there are now more than 9,000 one- to four-star campsites spread across the country, plus a blossoming number of luxury pitches. And if you don't want to carry your own canvas, many of these sites provide fully equipped tents, caravans and cabins, not to … [Link]

Travel | Mail Online

Pop Chart Lab map lists EVERY artisan bar worth visiting in New York City

Posted 67 minutes ago

A designer has painstakingly crafted a map of every artisan watering hole in New York City – including the best taverns, saloons and speakeasies. [Link]

Inside the hotel Gary Barlow raved about on Twitter

Posted 90 minutes ago

The singer gave his followers on Twitter a 'top tip' to stay at The Peacock at Rowsley, after spending the night on the Sheffield leg of his tour. [Link]

Theatre performance on easyJet flight aims to break world record

Posted 4 hours ago

In celebration of the 450th anniversary of the Bard's birth, the live performance will take place in front of passengers on an easyJet flight from Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, to Verona, Italy. [Link]

TravelMole Media Group, L.L.C. | Top Stories

British tourist arrested in Sri Lanka for tattoo

Posted 62 minutes ago

Woman to be deported [Link]

Thomson flight grounded by flock of seagulls

Posted 62 minutes ago

Aircraft hit birds on take-off [Link]

Drug smuggler caught after reporting luggage missing

Posted 63 minutes ago

Suitcase was left behind during transit [Link]

USATODAY.com Feed

Save big on luxury getaways this spring

Posted 64 minutes ago

You can bike, golf, kayak or lounge by the pool at these discounted luxury getaways. [Link]

See the best nude beaches in the Caribbean

Posted 4 hours ago

From St. Martin to St. Barts, these clothing-optional strands are the Caribbean's best. [Link]

Shop 'til you drop at new Las Vegas retail centers

Posted 22 hours ago

Sin City's upcoming shopping options are transforming the entertainment capital. [Link]

Portugal | The Guardian

Travel tips: holidays in Portugal, and this week's best deals | Joanne O'Connor

Posted 3 weeks ago

Costa Vicentina Portugal's untamed coast, plus short breaks in Wales and TuscanyWhy go?On the wild western edge of Europe, this untamed coast has been protected from overdevelopment by its national park status. Instead of high-rise hotels and golf courses you will find exhilarating sweeps of sand backed by cliffs, whitewashed fishing villages and some of the best surf in Europe. … [Link]

Lazy days in the Algarve

Posted 4 weeks ago

People-watching, snoozing, meandering – the most relaxing holidays are all about simple pleasures, says Kevin Gould, who perfects the art of idling in a sleepy enclave of the AlgarveAt Faro airport there's a scrum of resort reps ready to meet and greet new arrivals. In an hour or so they'll be hitting their charges with the usual options: Do you … [Link]

A shopper's guide to Lisbon

Posted 4 weeks ago

Christmas shopping doesn't have to mean trawling an identikit British high street. In Lisbon Audrey Gillan stocks up on one-off, beautifully-packaged presents, from perfume to portWhen asked to think of the world's great shopping cities, few people would automatically suggest Lisbon. London, New York, Paris, yes. Marrakech even. But Lisbon?I was sceptical, too, but the Portuguese capital surprised me with … [Link]

RSS Actualidad

The ingenuity to survive in Almedijar

Posted 6 days ago

The recovery of old professions to avoid their definitive disappearance is the goal of a fair that will be held this weekend in Almedijar. If you like traditions, come to Almedijar and see what its inhabitants have done to survive. [Link]

Valencia Boat Show, anchors aweigh

Posted 6 days ago

From April 24 to 28, Valencia will host the Valencia Boat Show, an exciting meet-up for sailing lovers which displays the Valencian love for the sea. Come to Valencia to enjoy the sea and the city. [Link]

Juniper trees, monas (round cake habitually consumed during Easter) and balloons in the natural parks of the Valencia Region

Posted 6 days ago

To eat the mona (a round cake that is traditionally eaten during Easter), to admire century-old Juniper trees, to ride a hot air balloon or to set sail towards Columbretes are but a few of the proposals of the Natural Parks to celebrate Easter. The environment, sports and fun are hand in hand this week in the Valencia Region. Alone, … [Link]

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Strange reasons for being deported

Posted 98 minutes ago

As a British woman is thrown out of Sri Lanka for her Buddha tattoo, we uncover other odd cases [Link]

Johnny Cash Museum, Nashville: Remembering the Man in Black

Posted 2 hours ago

Patrick Humphries visits Nashville, where a new museum puts Johnny Cash at the heart of the country music pantheon [Link]

More Britons plan holidays abroad despite money worries

Posted 2 hours ago

The number of Britons planning to go abroad this year has increased dramatically despite holiday budgets shrinking [Link]

Nosoloviajeros.com

Barrera del Támesis, el gran escudo de Londres

Posted 13 days ago

Londres es una de esas ciudades que no puedes llegar a conocer en un solo día o viaje, ya que si bien tiene algunos puntos que son bien conocidos -Parlamento, Buckingham, etc.- tiene mil recovecos y lugares que todo viajero debería conocer; al menos por haberlos leído, que no siempre se puede uno poner a […] [Link]

Qué ver en Bilbao y alrededores

Posted 4 weeks ago

A lo largo y ancho de la geografía española nos podemos encontrar con paisajes y ciudades acordes al gusto de todos: desde campos de cosecha ubicados en medio de la nada hasta mastodontes urbanísticos, culturales y turísticos como Madrid o Barcelona. Pero también otros puntos que si bien de cara al viajero internacional no se […] [Link]

El gobierno cambia el nombre del Aeropuerto de Madrid en honor a Adolfo Suarez

Posted 4 weeks ago

Adolfo Suares ha sido probablemente el mejor presidente que ha tenido España a lo largo de su Historia democrática. No solo se arriesgó a modificar en solitario y desde dentro un régimen para dar la libertad a una nación, sino que supo unir las diferentes sensibilidades de nuestra patria, dando voz a todo el mundo […] [Link]

NYT > Travel

T Magazine: Itinerary | An Artist’s View of Brussels

Posted 4 hours ago

On the occasion of the Belgian capital’s art week, an American artist currently living there offers a guide to the city’s best under-the-radar pleasures. [Link]

Bites : Restaurant Report: The Coalhouse in Gower, Wales

Posted 22 hours ago

This spot, which opened last summer, serves locally sourced fare in a stylish spot by the sea. [Link]

Check In : Hotel Review: Vander Urbani Resort in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Posted 22 hours ago

The 16-room Vander is centrally located near city sights, offers not-to-be missed views and even comes with a love story. [Link]

Revista80dias.es

Tres recomendaciones para un Día del Libro sin ‘best sellers’

Posted 8 hours ago

Libros hay millones, tantos como recomendaciones posibles. Desde Revista80dias queremos sugerir a nuestros lectores algunas obras un tanto diferentes y que se salen del circuito de los libros más vendidos. [Link]

¿Qué hacer esta primavera? Escapadas para todos: amigos, mascotas, románticos…

Posted 33 hours ago

¿Dónde viajar en primavera? ¿Qué hacer si no dispongo de mucho presupuesto? Te proponemos varias escapadas para que aproveches los fines de semana y el buen tiempo. Da igual la excusa y el dinero, sólo disfruta. [Link]

El Mundial de fútbol en Brasil no convence a sus ciudadanos

Posted 2 days ago

Brasil espera la llegada de 3,6 millones de visitantes para ver los partidos del Mundial de fútbol, que se inicia en junio. Los brasileños ven cada vez con menos esperanza que esta celebración deportiva sirva para mejorar sus condiciones de vida. [Link]

Peanuts News

Ryanair condems Ferrovial/BAA’s latest attempt to delay the sale of Stansted and a better …

Posted 3 years ago

Ryanair today (Oct 7th) condemned the latest attempts by the Ferrovial/BAA monopoly to further delay the sale of Stansted Airport, as recommended by the Competition Commission over three years ago in its August 2008 report. Ryanair has been invited to a case management conference this afternoon before the Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) at which the Ferrovial/BAA monopoly is seeking to “stay” … [Link]

Airberlin and Malev launch codeshare operation – 2011-10-10

Posted 3 years ago

Airberlin and the Hungarian airline Malev will in future be offering their customers selected flights as codeshare services. The codeshare agreement comes into force today and applies to flights from 30th October 2011. [Link]

Frontier Airlines receives coveted IOSA registration – 2011-10-05

Posted 3 years ago

Frontier Airlines has successfully completed the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and achieved IOSA registration. Frontier is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. RJET +3.95%. [Link]

Offers in the Region of Valencia

FLY WITH PARAGLADING!, 130€, SANTA POLA, Adventure sports, Comunitat Valenciana

Posted 3 years ago

First contact with paragliding: come with Sureste . A safe, amazing and exciting sport, discover it in Santa Pola. [Link]

ADVENTURE IN THE NATURE, 50€, MONTANEJOS, Adventure sports, Comunitat Valenciana

Posted 3 years ago

Enjoy doing sport with Geoextrem. Canyoning in Montanejos (Castellón) [Link]

LIVE PAINTBALL , 25€, BOCAIRENT, Adventure sports, Comunitat Valenciana

Posted 3 years ago

Paintball in the deep of the mountain range with quality tours . For 10 persons in Bocairent [Link]

Cosmopolitan Forums

Not Looking Forward to Christmas

Posted 8 months ago

NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO CHRISTMAS Michael Walsh On the face of it, the idyllic Andalucía hills forming a backdrop to Estapona are an unlikely lair for a whistle-blower whose revelations could threaten a country’s senate and expose the European Union to charges of cover-up and fraud. When Latvian anti-corruption dissident John Christmas rumbled Latvian state deceitfulness, his primary need was … [Link]

Fleeced like sheep

Posted 8 months ago

Fleeced like sheep; Nadia and I visited the bank with a view to transferring €400 to a non-EU bank. No problems except that there is a bank transaction fee of €45. Thankfully we have a non-EU national who told us of a local internet café where the transaction can be done just as securely – for €6. She has never … [Link]

As True Today as it Ever Was

Posted 8 months ago

I could not dig, I dared not rob / Therefore I lied to please the mob / Now all my lies are proved untrue / And I must face the men I slew / What tale shall serve me here among / Mine angry and defrauded young. – Rudyard Kipling. 1865 – 1936. [Link]

Spain and Portugal for Visitors

Tourism to Fuel the Flagging Spanish Economy

Posted 2 years ago

The economic news from Spain is dire to say the least. Recent figures are showing that the Spanish economy is slowly but surely slipping back into another recession. Despite all the doom and gloom, there is one sector of the economy that has been growing and is predicted to grow further in 2012: tourism. [Link]

Tourism to fuel the fledging Spanish economy

Posted 2 years ago

The economic news coming from Spain is dire to say the least. Recent figures are showing that the Spanish economy is slowly, but surely, slipping back into another recession. Despite all the doom and gloom, there is one sector of the economy that has been growing and is predicted to grow further in 2012: tourism. [Link]

Maldonado Worlds Most Expensive Ham

Posted 2 years ago

Castile-La Mancha and Extremadura Iberian ham comes with black toenailsThough not actually available until 2008. the Maldonado family firm's 2006 Alba Quercus Reserve Iberian hams are being reserved at the whopping price of $2000 each, making this probably the most expensive ham in the world. Unfortunately the combination of high prices and pigs has brought out the worst in journalists around the world. For example, one headline from the normally … [Link]

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