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  • Live Like a King: 10 Gorgeous Pousadas of Portugal

    Ever imagined what it was like to be a king, duke or even a lowly baron centuries ago when the crown’s power was absolute in Portugal? Think majestic castles, elaborate banquets, opulent carriages and week-long festivities. Royals and nobles of old sure had it nice and sweet, and for most common folk like us such i... Read More »

  • Pintxos: San Sebastian’s Treats on Sticks

    Food is indeed life in San Sebastian. Known in Basque as Donostia, the vibrant coastal city of San Sebastian is the culinary capital of Spain, playing host to countless bars and cafes and rivalling Kyoto in Japan for the world’s highest concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants per capita. In fact, the highest nu... Read More »

  • Legend & Luxury: The Paradores of Spain

    Past and present meld together beautifully in Spain’s gorgeous paradores. When the Spanish government tasked the Marquis de la Vega Inclan in 1910 to create a hotel infrastructure to house travellers, they actually kick-started a national effort to save properties from ruin and abandonment. The first parador, Parad... Read More »

  • The 8 Most Interesting Places You Must See in Lisbon

    Old meets new in the vibrant, majestic capital of Portugal. Lisbon or Lisboa, known as the oldest city in Western Europe with history predating Rome and Paris by centuries and the second oldest in the world after Athens, enchants travellers with its pastel-coloured buildings, Gothic structures, domed cathedrals and a... Read More »

  • Salud! 2018 Events & Festivals in Spain You Don’t Want to Miss

    Some countries will take your breath away and some will lull you into taking it easy, but Spain? Ah! Spain will seduce you! Take a trip to Spain and before you know it you will fall in love with its rich history, architectural marvels, Spanish traditions, and of course, the delightful Mediterranean cuisine. The country... Read More »

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