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Friday Feature Photo: Mushroom Season in Spain

written by Gabriella Opaz | 27th November 2015

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 isn’t trying to pull over your eyes, selling you...

Semana Santa: The Tourist’s Guide of Food, Wine and Festivities

written by Melissa Leighty | 17th March 2015

What is Holy Week? Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is a is a popular time to visit Spain, especially the south, where Holy Week is celebrated more visibly than in other areas of the country. This annual commemoration of the Passion of Jesus Christ is celebrated by religious brotherhoods who perform penance processions in the Spanish streets. Like Easter,...
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Port Wine Tour with Ryan Opaz

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Lisbon Culinary Experience

Meet the passionate people crafting old-school Portuguese food deep inside Lisbon’s traditional neighborhoods. Visit the traditional hole-in-the-wall bakeries famed for their...

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Barcelona Market Tour & Cooking Class

On this four hour Barcelona Cooking Class and Market Tour, you’ll have the rare opportunity to ease your way into...

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Where to Find the Best Carnival Celebrations in Portugal

written by Rochelle Ramos | 10th February 2015

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 their behavior, which meant no dancing, no late night...

Your Guide to the Best Carnivals in Spain 

written by Melissa Leighty | 2nd February 2015

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 dusty street in India. Carnival might revolve around the...

Friday Feature Photo: Correfoc, La Mercé, Spain

written by Gabriella Opaz | 12th September 2014

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 at capturing the image, he was fortunate to grab...

Friday Feature Photo: The Beauty of San Isidro

written by Gabriella Opaz | 13th June 2014

  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 select the preferred location on your computer to save...
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