Monthly Archives: April 2014

The unique beauty of Antigua Guatemala

In the mountainous interior of Central America, you will find Antigua, Antigua Guatemala to use its proper name, sitting at the heart of Guatemala. Over the centuries, this small yet fascinating country has supported the great Mayan civilisation, ostentatious Spanish … Continue reading

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The Madrid Derby: A City Divided

In common with many of the world’s great cities, football is sport deeply ingrained in the culture of Madrid. Profoundly so – there exists within the city’s confines a well-documented local rivalry between its two most prominent teams, encompassing a … Continue reading

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Bilbao – A city reborn

If you told a Spaniard a decade or two ago that you were off for a city break in Bilbao, they probably would have thought you were slightly bonkers. Heavy industrialisation had made the Basque region in the mid-north of … Continue reading

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Gabriel García Márquez: Five lesser known facts

Gabriel García Márquez sadly passed away last week, at home in Mexico City. The death of this renowned author and literary icon has prompted reflections on his talent and legacy all across the globe, with commentators worldwide participating in a chorus of … Continue reading

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Santander: El Capricho de Gaudí

Many of our students are intrepid explorers, which incites them to learn Spanish in the first place. Being able to speak the language while travelling in Spain or Latin America gives them a distinct and much richer perspective on their … Continue reading

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Gabriel García Márquez – Don of the Spanish language

Gabriel García Márquez, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America, is a world-renowned Colombian author, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, and master of the Spanish language. Whilst he has dabbled in journalism, performing arts and politics over his … Continue reading

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Spain: The bizarre landscape of Almería province

Spain exhibits a variety of natural landscapes and climatic contrasts unrivalled in Western Europe, and this diversity is particularly noticeable in the province of Almería, in the bottom right-hand corner of the country, with its near-subtropical coastline and harshly arid … Continue reading

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