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Villena goes back in time, between fairies and troubadours

Posted 15 hours ago


Concerts in the Viveros Gardens, a prelude to Fallas of Valencia

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The Magdalena, a festival among lights and reeds in Castellón

Posted 15 hours ago


USATODAY – Destinations Top Stories

Best State Park

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Vote for your favorite state park through Monday, March 30 at noon ET.             [Link]

Best National Wildlife Refuge

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Best National Park Lodge

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Telegraph Travel

Expert holiday advice: which breaks to book now

Posted 3 hours ago

From the Inca trail in Peru to seaside cottage stays for Easter, a host of holiday options can be secured now. Here are our top suggestions [Link]

Win a £350 holiday voucher

Posted 3 hours ago

Send us your tips on spring or summer Alpine holidays for the chance to win a £350 holiday voucher with DialAFlight [Link]

Devon? The greatest county is…

Posted 4 hours ago

Sorry, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, your home county is undeniably glorious – but there's a better one [Link]

Portugal | The Guardian

Six songs that will improve your Spanish and Portuguese

Posted 19 days ago

From Spanish raps about Chilean politics to Seu Jorge’s smooth Portuguese, six songs that will help polish your accent and pronunciationMany language learners fear speaking for two reasons: making mistakes and sounding silly. While the former is a vital part of the learning process, the latter doesn’t need to be. I found singing to be a fantastic tool in correcting … [Link]

Nightlife reports: Lisbon’s new clubbing scene

Posted 6 weeks ago

Clubs in the Portuguese capital are bursting with African influences, attracting a diverse crowd to unusual, mainly outdoor venues. Local DJs and musicians give us the lowdownSee this square? A few years ago this was like The Wire.” It’s Friday evening and I’m walking through Intendente, an area north of Lisbon’s city centre that’s the latest part of town to … [Link]

The art of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian – in pictures

Posted 9 weeks ago

The first museum retrospective of the work of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, the Iranian grande dame of geometric art, on display at Portugal’s Serralves Museum, moving to New York this March Continue reading… [Link]

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

Britannia to get Royal send-off

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Queen will name new ship at Southampton [Link]

Investigation after suspected mid-flight suicide

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Body discovered in cabin toilet just before landing [Link]

Government probe into online reviews

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Industry asked to comment – good or bad [Link]

Travel | Mail Online

Incredible images show life of India's cannibal Aghori tribe

Posted 10 hours ago

The Aghori monks of Varanasi live near cremation sites, eating human flesh and meditating on top of cadavers as part of their spiritual rituals. [Link]

Early 'overweight' Dreamliners finally set to sell after price is slashed by 50%

Posted 10 hours ago

Air Austral and Ethiopian Airlines are said to be in discussion to buy the Boeing 787 jets that were made too heavy to fly as far as manufactures had hoped. [Link]

British tourist caught driving at 110mph in New Zealand blamed father's diarrhoea

Posted 10 hours ago

Peter Lee, from Kent, offered the excuse when a police officer stopped him for driving at nearly double the 60mph speed limit, but police say it did not wash. He risks spending time in jail if he doesn't pay a fine. [Link] Spain Travel

How Old Is Barcelona?

Posted 9 months ago

How old exactly is the city of Barcelona? That's a tough question. There was a settlement called Barcino founded in the third century BC, but there is nothing left of that town. The oldest structure in Barcelona today is the Roman Ruins near Via Laetana, but there's not much left of those today….Read Full Post [Link]

Will Game of Thrones' Sunspear be Filmed in Spain?

Posted 9 months ago

There are rumors going around that parts of Season 5 of Game of Thrones will be shot in Spain. As a big fan of both the books and the TV series, my guess is that they chose Spain to depict Dorne, specifically the capital, Sunspear, the home of the Martells, who were introduced into the show at the beginning of … [Link]

The Best Way to Have Your Kids Learn Spanish

Posted 9 months ago

Have you ever considered taking your children to a Spanish language summer camp in Spain? May is discount time for travel planning, and I've found another great offer that is valid until the end of the month: get 10% off a summer camp in Spain….Read Full Post [Link]

Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa

Jesús Guereta, nuevo Coordinador de Seguridad y Emergencias

Posted 9 hours ago

Jesús Enrique Guereta es licenciado en Derecho en el Grupo Especial de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid Ha trabajado en despacho privado en Jurídico Laboral y en función pública desde 2004 en diferentes áreas y cargos en el Ayuntamiento de Madrid [Link]

Diseñando 007: Cincuenta años de Estilo Bond llega a Madrid en mayo

Posted 10 hours ago

La gira mundial de Diseñando 007: Cincuenta años de Estilo Bond ha incluido Londres, Toronto, Shanghái, Melbourne, Moscú y Rotterdam Se podrán ver fragmentos de películas y los más reconocidos objetos de la saga, mostrando el trabajo de creación que hay detrás del icono [Link]

El recorrido turístico más limpio

Posted 10 hours ago

La alcaldesa presenta la flota de la EMT 100% limpia en la Zona de Bajas Emisiones Impulso a un transporte público "limpio" como herramienta para el turismo, la cohesión social y la mejora de la calidad de vida de los madrileños El innovador plano facilita el uso y acceso en autobús a los puntos más turísticos de la ciudad Botella … [Link]

MallorcaWeb: Latest news

"Sailing" in the USA from coast to coast

Posted 5 weeks ago

Record Go, with offices in Mallorca, is the main organizer of this supportive sports challenge. [Link]

Natural areas of the Balearic Islands

Posted 2 years ago

Situation, visits, events… [Link]

Illustrated catalogue of the springs in Mallorca

Posted 2 years ago

It includes by now 755 water springs. [Link]

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Paris: An Impressionist art trail through the city

Posted 12 hours ago

'Dear Monsieur Renoir, I am sending you 500 francs for your painting which we have sold, and I invite you to join my next exhibition with Monet and Pissarro. Cordially yours, Paul Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1895." Paul's great-grandson, Paul-Louis, runs his finger across the ancient, fading letter and smiles. [Link]

Sainte-Foy skiing: Charming, child-friendly, and uncrowded

Posted 3 days ago

Tucked away in the Tarantaise valley between the attention-grabbing ski resorts of Les Arcs, Val d'Isère, La Rosière and Tignes is charming, low-key Sainte-Foy. If you yearn for a buzzing après-ski scene or want to hang out in smart bars to share tales of gnarly runs and face shots, this is not the place for you. The heart of the … [Link]

Salzburg and The Sound of Music: Touring von Trapp country

Posted 3 days ago

On top of Untersberg, the ludicrousness of The Sound of Music becomes apparent. The distinctive, lopsided peak finds its way into the background of almost every Salzburg photo. It's also the escape route of the Trapp Family Singers at the end of the unshakeably popular film musical, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of its release on Monday. [Link]

Nosolo Viajeros

You Will Discover Good results With Weight Loss

Posted 5 months ago

It’s really not always difficult to shed weight. You may change your weight by means of a variety of approaches you just need the best way of thinking. This article offers you lots of information and facts pertaining to weight loss guidance. Don’t store higher-caloric unhealthy foods and other stuff you are preventing in your home. You don’t need to … [Link]

Start Shedding Weight Today With One Of These Simple Ideas

Posted 5 months ago

It can be difficult to acknowledge you are overweight. This realization brings about opinions of health conditions and the possibility of death. The following advice below will help you out. A sensible way to assist you to lose fat decrease strategy requires straightforward keeping track of of calorie intake each and every day. Cut out fats it is possible to.You … [Link]

Jump Manual Feedback And Guidelines

Posted 7 months ago

In golf ball, height can seem to be like pretty much everything. Even if it’s the specific stature of person, or even the size within their top to bottom hop, having the ability to soar over the opposition is certainly a really important area of the action-and also the workouts treatment. That’s why finding out how to jump bigger may … [Link]

NYT > Travel

In Transit Blog: A Dolly Parton Show Makeover

Posted 3 days ago

Dolly Parton’s “Dixie Stampede” show and dinner in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., has received a multimillion-dollar upgrade [Link]

In Transit Blog: In Iowa, a New John Wayne Museum

Posted 3 days ago

The John Wayne Birthplace Museum is scheduled to open this spring in Winterset, Iowa. [Link]

Footsteps: Where Rimbaud Found Peace in Ethiopia

Posted 3 days ago

The mercurial French poet Arthur Rimbaud found a refuge from his earlier life in his ‘beloved Harar,’ where he became a merchant and arms dealer. [Link]

Los españoles se animan a viajar en la primera parte de 2014

Posted 13 weeks ago

Los datos muestran que los viajes de los residentes en España han crecido un 7,8% entre enero y abril de 2014 si se compara con el mismo periodo del año pasado. Muestra un cambio de tendencia que los diferentes gobiernos no aprovechan para cambiar el modelo turístico. [Link]

Ryanair difamó a las agencias de viajes en Internet, sentencia el Tribunal Supremo

Posted 13 weeks ago

Tras seis años de litigios, el Tribunal Supremo ratifica que Ryanair vertió acusaciones infundadas sobre la actividad de las agencias de viajes online, y de Rumbo en particular. También dice que amenazar con cancelar los vuelos reservados por este canal fue competencia desleal. [Link]

La búsqueda del vuelo MH370 de Malaysia Airlines, sin resultados

Posted 13 weeks ago

Tras dos meses de intentos y millones gastados en la búsqueda del vuelo MH370 desaparecido en marzo, los equipos australianos, chinos y estadounidenses no han encontrado ni una mínima parte de su fuselaje. [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 4 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 4 years ago

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

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

Posted 4 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 3 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 3 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 3 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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