Posts Tagged ‘spain’

Photo Series: European Festivals

Asia’s vibrant and multicoloured festivals find themselves splayed across the pages of hundreds of magazines. From Holi to Songkran, we have heard of them all. But did you know that Europe has some of the most fascinating and diverse festivals as well? A mix of traditional and modern beliefs, these…

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Europe’s Best: Historic Architectural Masterpieces

This week, we are introducing an 5-part series featuring Europe’s best. To start things off, we are taking you across the continent to explore and delve into some of the most historic architectural masterpieces that are more than just their grand facades. Parthenon, Athens, Greece The city of Athens alone…

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Small Wonder – Andorra

Hidden high in the Pyrenees Mountains, tucked between its massive neighbours France and Spain, the tiny nation of Andorra had remained quietly out of view of almost everyone for nearly 1,200 years before the arrival of ski-tourism. Capitalising on the country’s soaring summits, since the 1950s Andorra’s been evolving into…

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Catalonia’s Cava

Just as champagne can only be called “champagne” when it is brewed in that specific region of France, “cava” (or DO cava; Denominación de Origen being the classification for region-specific high quality produce) refers to the Spanish sparkling wine produced mainly in Catalonia. Overlapping both the Barcelona and Tarragona regions…

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Snapshot: Gorges

Gorges or canyons are art projects of fast-flowing rivers – carved over millennia, the water creates visual spectacles that are both breathtaking and unique. Ranging from arid gorges to lush canyons with fast-flowing rivers, these natural creations can be easily explored by foot, mountain bike or from the river. TODGHA…

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Mountain Cities: Europe

Europe is dotted with plenty of historic cities where unique cultures have thrived for centuries. Thanks to the mountainous landscape in certain regions, some of these cities are also set against dramatic snowcappedbackdrops that offer visitors the chance to combine a cultural sojourn with an exploration of the great outdoors.…

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Gorges, Valleys & Mountains

Tucked in the eastern corner of Spain, Catalonia is actually closer to its neighbours France and Andorra than to its capital. This autonomous region packs a lot into its four provinces of Barcelona, Girona, Lleida and Tarragona; for starters, the north is dominated by soaring Pyrenean peaks and valleys, while…

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Land of Raptors

The Pyrenees mountain range straddles the border between France and Spain, almost from end to end, separating the Iberian Peninsula from the rest of Europe. Stretching about 490km, the serrated chain of peaks soar to over 3,000m and are home to snow-capped mountains that offer limitless opportunities for hiking in…

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Ibiza Unearthed: Beyond The Party Scene

When you think ‘Ibiza’, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Notorious nightlife. Booze. Endless partying. More booze. Whether that’s dancing the night away at a nightclub in San Antoni or simply chilling at a bar along the Sunset Strip, Ibiza is teeming with partygoers all year round. …

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Watercolours

These waters are dyed the most brilliant of hues. Once again, Mother Nature proves herself to be the most creative of artists we have witnessed. Her creativity manifests itself in the flamboyant multitude of colours that paint these waters the vibrant hues science cannot fully vouch for. Blue Lagoon, Iceland…

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