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RSS Actualidad » Cherry trees in blossom in the Valls de la Marina, 20/03/2012 – 25/03/2012

Tuesday 20 March 21:45:58 UTC 2012

The valleys and villages of Alicante mountain are, every year, the scene of a pilgrimage that coincides with cherry trees blossoms. From April to May, the quiet rural forest of La Vall d'Ebo and the Vall de Gallinera, municipalities of Marina Alta, are in white colours thanks to the flowering of … [Link]

USATODAY – Destinations Top Stories » Mexico quake another jolt for country's tourism

Tuesday 20 March 19:48:00 UTC 2012

Tuesday's major 7.4 earthquake in southern Mexico, about midway between the beach resort Acapulco and the colonial town of Oaxaca, is more bad … [Link]

NYT > Travel » Frugal Traveler Blog: In Auckland, New Zealand, a Frugal Trifecta

Tuesday 20 March 18:55:56 UTC 2012

A day and a half in Auckland yields a recently renovated art gallery, plenty of shopping and the glories of meat pies. [Link]

Telegraph Travel » Kensington Palace reopens after £12 million restoration

Tuesday 20 March 17:04:24 UTC 2012

Kensington Palace reopens its doors after £12 million restoration. [Link]

Nosolo Viajeros » Isla de Pascua, el misterio en el corazón del Pacífico

Tuesday 20 March 16:37:38 UTC 2012

Formada por la conjunción de tres volcanes, en el mismo corazón del océano Pacífico, la Isla de Pascua encierra tanta belleza como misterio en sus pocos kilómetros de extensión. Mundialmente admirada por las enigmáticas esculturas de los moáis, la también conocida como Rapa Nui es un destino perfecto para todo aquel que quiera conocer el [...] [Link]

Telegraph Travel » London cafes: the surprising history of London's lost coffeehouses

Tuesday 20 March 16:07:55 UTC 2012

Centuries ago, London cafes were politically provocative, intellectually charged dens frequented by eminent scholars and louche libertines. London historian Dr Matthew Green recounts some unexpected tales. [Link]

Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa » Botella en la conferencia de Ana Pastor

Tuesday 20 March 16:06:47 UTC 2012

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Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa » La Semana Santa inunda de música los distritos

Tuesday 20 March 16:06:45 UTC 2012

Por primera vez, todos los distritos de la capital contarán con programación musical Más de veinte conciertos se celebrarán en algunos de los templos más emblemáticos de la capital dentro del ciclo Música y voz para la Pasión El Auditorio Conde Duque se incorpora como nuevo escenario con un programa en el que participarán destacadas formaciones de música clásica como, … [Link]

Nosolo Viajeros » Las mejores playas nudistas de España

Tuesday 20 March 16:06:20 UTC 2012

¿Eres de esos a los que no les gusta meterse en el mar con bañador? ¿Estás harta de la marca que te deja el bikini cuando te pones morena? ¿Quieres conocer playas espectaculares que no estén a rebosar de gente? Tal vez te interese el siguiente recorrido que vamos a hacer por las mejores playas [...] [Link]

USATODAY – Destinations Top Stories » Hawaii's most famous beach gets a facelift

Tuesday 20 March 16:01:00 UTC 2012

Construction crews are pumping new sand along eroding parts of Oahu's Waikiki and Kailua beaches. [Link]

Travel | Mail Online » Budget beds as hotel prices in Europe slashed by up to 50% on 2011

Tuesday 20 March 15:53:15 UTC 2012

If you are considering a European break, now might be the time to go. According to TripAdvisor research, hotel prices in some destinations have dropped by almost 50 per cent on 2011. [Link]

Telegraph Travel » Britain's theme parks: what's new for 2012

Tuesday 20 March 15:32:40 UTC 2012

From a mob of meerkats to a 'death-defying flight', we round up the new attractions at Britain's theme parks. [Link]

Telegraph Travel » Girona, Spain: a cultural city guide

Tuesday 20 March 15:19:56 UTC 2012

Annie Bennett offers an essential cultural guide to the Spanish city of Girona. [Link]

Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa » Un viaje al corazón de la Prehistoria

Tuesday 20 March 15:13:00 UTC 2012

Situada en un espacio escénico de 1.300 m2, en el Escenario Puerta del Ángel La muestra, de carácter familiar, recrea las costumbres de un hombre que vivió hace 35.000 años Reproducciones a tamaño natural de personajes y dinosaurios convierten la visita en una aventura [Link]

Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa » Navarro en el 75 aniversario de PLAN

Tuesday 20 March 14:52:00 UTC 2012

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Telegraph Travel » Fiery finale to the Fallas Festival in Valencia, Spain

Tuesday 20 March 14:51:54 UTC 2012

Fiery finale to the traditional Fallas Festival in Valencia, Spain. [Link]

Nosolo Viajeros » Tallin: una ciudad medieval

Tuesday 20 March 13:38:47 UTC 2012

Tallin es la capital de Estonia, uno de los tres países Bálticos. Separada por 70 kilómetros de mar de Helsinki (Finlandia) y con fronteras nacionales con Letonia y Rusia, Estonia es una de las joyas de la Europa del Este. Desde que Estonia recuperó su soberanía tras la retirada de la Unión Soviética, su economía [...] [Link]

Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa » Los bomberos estrenan material de tecnología avanzada

Tuesday 20 March 13:12:00 UTC 2012

El Ayuntamiento ha destinado más de 3,5 millones de euros a la compra de vehículos, terminales de comunicación y cámaras térmicas Los nuevos vehículos son dos bombas, dos escalas para rescate de personas, un tanque cisterna y un electroventilador Durante 2011 los bomberos realizaron 21.682 salidas e intervinieron en 2.000 incendios de interior, en los que rescataron a 212 personas … [Link]

Travel | Mail Online » Thames Estuary airport: David Cameron looks at the pros and cons of 'Boris Island'

Tuesday 20 March 13:10:32 UTC 2012

David Cameron has revived speculation about a new London airport in the Thames estuary by saying that the Government's aviation review will look at the pros and cons of the idea. [Link]

USATODAY – Destinations Top Stories » Commemorate the battle of Shiloh in Tennessee

Tuesday 20 March 13:00:00 UTC 2012

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the battle of Shiloh in Tennessee. [Link]

Telegraph Travel » Ryanair investigated over £10 charge for exit seats

Tuesday 20 March 12:55:53 UTC 2012

Ryanair, the low-cost airline, is being investigated by an air safety watchdog over its policy of preventing passengers from sitting next to emergency exits unless they pay an extra £10. [Link]

USATODAY – Destinations Top Stories » Restrictions limit Grand Canyon air tours to curb noise

Tuesday 20 March 12:39:58 UTC 2012

The National Park Service soon will adopt a plan restricting noise from tourist aircraft at the Grand Canyon. [Link]

Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa » Doce nuevos trámites on line

Tuesday 20 March 12:11:00 UTC 2012

Durante 2011 el Registro electrónico ha recibido más de 3.000 escritos y solicitudes de los ciudadanos Los 12 nuevos trámites, que se han incorporado desde el pasado viernes 9 de marzo, aumentan en un 30% el número de los ya disponibles Esta vía ha sido mayoritariamente utilizada para escritos referidos a la gestión de multas de circulación, identificación de conductores … [Link]

Travel | Mail Online » English Heritage survey: Centuries of history lost forever as vandalism and theft take toll

Tuesday 20 March 12:00:30 UTC 2012

Thousands of churches, historic monuments, listed buildings and sites popular with tourists were seriously vandalised and damaged last year, according to an English Heritage survey. [Link]

Telegraph Travel » Punta Cana Carnival 2012: in pictures

Tuesday 20 March 11:44:25 UTC 2012

Images from the 2012 Punta Cana Carnival in the Dominican Republic. [Link]

Telegraph Travel » Turn back the clocks: on the sundial trail in Oxford

Tuesday 20 March 11:44:24 UTC 2012

As the clocks go back, Sophie Campbell follows a sundial trail across the timeless city of Oxford. [Link]

Telegraph Travel » Sign Language: week 196

Tuesday 20 March 11:44:23 UTC 2012

Another selection of strange signs sent in by readers on their travels. [Link]

Travel | Mail Online » Ryanair investigated over emergency exit rows left empty as passengers snub £10 charge

Tuesday 20 March 11:12:36 UTC 2012

Safety watchdogs are probing budget airline Ryanair over its policy of charging passengers an extra £10 to sit in seats by emergency exits – and leaving the rows empty if no-one pays. [Link]

Cosmopolitan Forums » Spain wants EU money for the drought, while the EU wants Spain to use the desalinatio

Tuesday 20 March 9:08:31 UTC 2012

Spain wants EU money for the drought, while the EU wants Spain to use the desalination plants it's paid for Spain is demanding that Brussels forward 5.5 billion € in aid because of the drought. The Government says that in that way it can speed up the payment of the agricultural funds forecast for this year. Minister for Agriculture, Miguel … [Link]

About.com Spain Travel » Doctor Who and the Wild West of Spain!

Tuesday 20 March 5:54:27 UTC 2012

As a big fan of UK Sci-Fi show Doctor Who, I was pleased to read on the About.com Guide to Sci-Fi that Doctor Who is going to the Wild West and they'll be shooting in Spain!…Read Full Post [Link]

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