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Friday Feature Photo: Mushroom Season in Spain

Photographer: Gabriel González Capture Date: Februrary 28, 2014 Location: Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain About: Come fall, as humidity sits upon our valley like a thick wet blanket, fruit stands come alive with various plastic containers filled with exotic mushrooms. Many of these Spanish mushrooms are so incredible ugly that your wondering if your local vender […]

Where to Find the Best Carnival Celebrations in Portugal

Carnival conjures images of brightly decorated floats, scantily clad dancing women, and a party that lasts for weeks on end, equivalent to New Orleans’ Mardi Gras. Of any other celebration, Carnival is beloved in Europe! (photo by Rosino) But what is Carnival? Historically, during the six weeks of Lent, one was expected to be conservative in […]

Your Guide to the Best Carnivals in Spain 

If you were to take a series of snapshots of Carnival around the world, they might all look markedly different: a painted mask floating out of the evening fog in Venice; a jewel-studded headdress on a scantily clad dancer in Rio; an enormous Krishna riding on a float down a […]

Friday Feature Photo: Correfoc, La Mercé, Spain

Photographer: Jordi Cohen Capture Date: Setember 2007 Location: Via Laietana, Barelona, Spain About:  This was the second time the photographer took pictures at the “correfoc”,  having learned a few tricks from last year’s challenges. Cruising Via Laietana, he saw a group of devils light their torches using the fire expelled from the Fire Breather. After one failed attempt […]

Friday Feature Photo: The Beauty of San Isidro

  Photographer: Jose Prieto Capture Date: May 15, 2014 Location: Plaza de Callao, San Isidro, Spain About: The picture was taken during the Brass Band Concert, as two young girls looked on in awe. Desktop Wallpaper: To download this image, simply right-click on the image and select “save link as” or “save target as”, then […]

Friday Feature Photo: Celebrating Insanely Delicious Sherry Wine!

  Photographer: Serafín J. Cruces Capture Date: July 2007 Location: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain About: Francisco Alfonsín of Bodegas Valdivia is conducting an educational tasting on how to taste Sherry Wine. Desktop Wallpaper: To download this image, simply right-click on the image and select “save link as” or “save target as”, then select the preferred location on […]

Trashumancia: Celebrating Humanity through Woolly Sheep

Editor’s Note: In a fast pace world filled with sleek technology, John Perry highlights a Spanish festival dedicated to the bleating creatures that have provided us food and livelihood for centuries. Those familiar with Spain have undoubtedly heard of the encierros (running of the bulls) in Pamplona, but there are other […]

Vino Joven: Contrasting Cultural Views on Young Quality Wine

Every year in late November, Vila Viniteca sponsors a festival of vino joven (new wine) in the streets of Barcelona. This is always a great chance to taste this year’s wines, harvested just a few months prior and ready to drink. A couple friends and I arrived to Santa Maria […]