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Cultural year-round Balearics

You might know the Balearics best for their glorious beaches and sun-soaked summers, but did you know that there is lashings to see and do on the islands year-round, especially when it comes to their rich and eclectic culture? Winters in the Balearics are also temptingly mild, providing the ideal backdrop for exploring the cultural…

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Easter in Salamanca: One night during Holy Week

For all of the Spanish speaking countries of the world Semana Santa is a serious business, but in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Salamanca it is the most important date in the religious calendar. Penitents, or cofrades, take part in a week of processions, carrying centuries-old sculptures of Christ and the Virgin Mary from…

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New Bradt Basque Country Guidebook by Murray Stewart

In this, the most complete guidebook to the Spanish and French Basque Country and Navarre, BGTW member Murray Stewart covers the principal cities – rejuvenated Bilbao, beautiful San Sebastián, verdant Vitoria and lively Pamplona —- and also delves deeper into the region’s interior, capturing the quirkiness that makes it so special. With 35 maps, 16…

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Tenerife – a view from the inside

Not long to go until the Guild’s AGM in Tenerife. Andrea Montgomery, who lives there, provides a snapshot from the ground: Close your eyes and think of Tenerife. What do you see? Sun soaked beaches lined with sun loungers and backed by swaying palms; swanky, five-star hotels with azure infinity pools set into manicured gardens;…