Posts in Spain
Annual Festivals in Andalusia

Spring season brings warmer temperatures and renewals after winter's intermission. The season brings an extraordinary ambience to the city of Seville, serenaded with the scent of orange blossom and jasmine. The new season begins with the Passion of Jesus Christ in Easter Holy Week and two weeks after begins the Feria de Abril de Sevilla (Seville April Fair), and other locations that follow. Every day of the festive occurrence, carriages and riders parade carrying Seville's leading citizens to make their way to the bullring, La Real Maestranza, where the bullfighters and breeders meet.

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Vejer de la Frontera - Costa de la Luz gem

The white washed, hilltop town of Vejer de la Frontera unquestionably constitutes an oasis in the region of Andalusia in southern Spain. Only 10 minutes drive from the picturesque beaches of El Palmar, this beautiful setting is one of the most alluring towns on Spanish soil. For history buffs, this petite find is a place with special appeal for being an enclave for Southern Europe's oldest civilisations, the Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans.

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Nikkei Cuisine Meets The Med

Inside luxury boutique hotel Can Alomar, you can find the restaurant De Tokio A Lima on the 3rd floor of the property. This boutique gem is set in a magnificently restored 19th century mansion, built on what was previously a 15th century gothic palace. With service and substance to match its on-trend aesthetic, this restaurant is a must for fans of good food and impeccably styled dinner settings.

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Claxon Restaurant in Palma de Mallorca

Claxon has been brimming with food enthusiasts since its opening in late July 2013. The restaurant is the result of the adventures undertaken by Majorcan natives, chefs Carlos Barandiariaín and Rafa Nadal, and the Argentinian Enzo Cominetti after travelling the world in search of culinary delights and cultures. The succulent trio's experience has encouraged them to work creatively together and produce a fusion of Mediterranean dishes with international touches.

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Food Reviews, SpainJeremy J.
72hrs in Seville

There are few cities in the world that evoke the same level of sentiment as Seville. It's the centre of all things traditionally Spanish: from the flamenco music, bullfighting to Ernest Hemingway's favourite drink, sangria. While the Sevillians (Sevillanos in Spanish) are known for their wit and sparkle, the city itself is fascinating for its exuberance. 

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Bistreau by Ángel León

The BistrEau restaurant is a gastronomic luxury that, with the help of Chef Ángel León, brings us the finest Mediterranean seafood cuisine. BistrEau consists of a menu focused on products from the sea, such as blue fin tuna, shrimp 'tortillitas de camarones', plankton rice, prawns, seaweed and other products from the sea. Expect an engaging atmosphere, an extensive selection of wines and divine service in a sophisticated and modern space where you can indulge in the finest forms of seafood cuisine.

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Postcards from Menorca

Menorca (Minorca) is a true paradise in the Mediterranean, with idyllic country retreats, secret nature spots and peaceful beach coves. Menorca has a special tempo to the island; the locals live a slower, quieter pace of life. To visit Mallorca's little sister island is to experience a true sense of escape.

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Contemporary Catalan Art - Museu Can Framis

The extensive neighbourhood of Poblenou (Catalan for new village) straddles the old and new with its arty nooks, in addition to its ode to technology, which is why the 22@ District name came about. The Fundación Vila Casas museum is located in the 22@ District, an area where Barcelona City Hall has promoted a full redevelopment of a former factory/heavy industry zone by substituting premises with light service industries.

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Van Van Market - Barcelona

Van Van Market is back for the Festival of La Mercè in Barcelona and does so with the greatest event in the history of street food in Barcelona. Join in on the excitement as 60 food trucks along with a vibrant crowd in 4 emblematic locations across the city will be the only thing the city will be talking about for the next week!

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Due Spaghi - Barcelona

It’s been obvious for some time now that Sant Antoni is where it’s at when it comes to Barcelona's dining experience. Due Spaghi is an addition to the foodie scene in this side of town, and it stands out with its Italian-Catalan gastronomy fusion under one roof. The restaurant is supported by Slow Food Catalunya KM '0', a farm to table dining concept recognised for its organic products from the land. Due Spaghi highly supports organic farming locally, employs seasonal foods and cooks sustainably caught fish.

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Ma Khin Café - Valencia

Ma Khin Café has a modern, open, bright and warm design that invites guests to travel through a whirlpool of different cultures. Chef and owner Steve Anderson is the inspiration behind the café, which is one of Valencia's trendiest restaurants. This is a food haven that takes the name of Anderson's great grandmother, an enterprising woman and a brilliant cook whose history has changed the city's food scene.

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Discovering Mediterranean Grottos

Grottos are caves and they come in many shapes, colours and forms: Grotta Verde, or else ‘Green cave’, Blue caves, terrestrial or marine, are all natural formations that will leave the visitor in utter awe of nature’s marvel. Very prominent around the Mediterranean, these grottos are part of nature’s sauciness as they enhance the lacy, tantalising coastal line of the entire region, making the Mediterranean simply irresistible.

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Greece, Spain, MaltaTravel&Lust
Valencia street art

Deep in some of the narrow streets of neighbourhoods like El Carmen, Cabanyal, El Pilar, Patraix and Ruzafa, among many others, you can find dozens of walls serenaded with emblematic art and modern style graffiti. Artists like Escif, Hyuro and Vinz are advocates to this form of art in Valencia, having echoed their works on torn-down buildings and lone walls. While some graffiti are thought-provoking provocations, others can be arguably visual cues and symbols that reflect the modern era we live in. It would be a shame to not pack an extra fully charged battery whilst in Valencia, Spain.

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Eco dining in Ciutadella, Menorca

The rustic, low-key island of Menorca never ceases to amaze us. Situated in the historic centre of Ciutadella, you can find the old smithy that replaced forges and tools for knives and forks. This boutique Menorcan gem was passed on to five generations of blacksmiths until the last member of the family to work in the profession retired in1995.

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Ca n'Oliver - Centre of Art & History Hernández Sanz

Ca n'Oliver (or Oliver Palace) was inaugurated in late March of 2015, giving new life to the 19th century building that belonged to a family that comes from a long line of entrepreneurship harboured in a higher society. This now iconic museum slash palace is part of the artistic background of the Consell Insular of Menorca (Minorca) with works of art by the Hernandez Sanz - Hernández Mora collection. The reviving spirit of this former palace from the eighteenth century is serenaded across the walls and ceilings, with collections from the time around the British legacy of the island. 

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Passió Mediterrània - A Taste of Menorca

We feel inclined to the Balearic Islands, and our week long visit to Mallorca's little sister Menorca (Minorca), reinforced once again how attached we are to the Mediterranean's slow pace of life. This time, our venture took us to a week long exploration for some of the island's best hot spots for handmade crafts, local design clothes, boutique hotels and food galore.

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