Monthly Archives: June 2014

A new King for Spain: Felipe VI sworn in

Here in the UK, the royal family frenzy that saw a Diamond Jubilee and a royal wedding has somewhat dissipated, with the royals returning to a life as normal and private as is possible when you are national figureheads. The … Continue reading

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Ibiza: a one-of-a-kind type of island

Ibiza, or Eivissa to use its native Catalan name, is an exceptional and often maligned place. The third largest Balearic island after Mallorca and Menorca, it is situated in the Mediterranean some 50 miles east of Valencia. Despite its small … Continue reading

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London: Latin American restaurant hotspots

Long gone are the days when it was acceptable to joke about the cuisine on offer in London. Not only has home-grown grub enjoyed something of a ‘gastropub’ renaissance, but the diversity of international food on offer has continued to … Continue reading

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Benefits of a Bilingual Brain

Across the globe we speak 6800 different languages, boasting in our early years a remarkable ability to absorb any one of them as well as the next. Yet although this talent for tongues fades with age our language-learning abilities never … Continue reading

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Flamenco: The soul of southern Spain

Spain, in particular the sultry southern region of Andalucía is rich in stereotypes that define its distinctive culture, and there is nothing more iconic both in sound and image than Flamenco. This darkly seductive dance and musical genre has its … Continue reading

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The Alhambra: The finest relic of the Moors in Spain

Spain’s history of occupation by the Islamic Moors of North Africa truly sets it apart from the rest of Europe in terms of architectural and cultural heritage. This influence is particularly pervasive in the southern region of Andalucía, and no … Continue reading

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World Cup Argentina: Lionel Messi

World Cup fever has truly taken off, and whilst you cannot ignore the hype in Europe, just imagine the level of excitement in South America. Many of the continent’s national sides have enjoyed unparalleled success in international tournaments, and this … Continue reading

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Punta del Este: Uruguay’s premier summer playground

It is often said that the so-called Southern Cone countries of Argentina and Uruguay are the most culturally European of all Latin America. From Monaco to Marbella, the Mediterranean region is home to many a glitzy seaside resort, and Uruguay … Continue reading

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