Monthly Archives: August 2014

Argentina: La Boca, Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires dominates Argentina in many senses: population, commerce, cultural amenities and tourism are all heavily concentrated in this somewhat dauntingly large metropolis. However, scratch beneath the surface and you find a city of intimate and extremely diverse neighbourhoods: historic … Continue reading

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Spain: The Sanlucar de Barrameda horse races

We often think of horse racing as a quintessentially English activity: verdant grass courses, afternoon tea, and a preponderance of eccentric hats. However every August, the Spanish in their thousands flock to the town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda on the … Continue reading

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Ecuador: A dramatic journey on the Tren Crucero

There is something rather special about travelling by train abroad. Perhaps it is the ability to sit back and watch the changing landscape roll by, or maybe it is the inherent cultural snapshot of a nation’s people and places. Sadly, … Continue reading

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Spain: The Camino de Santiago on two wheels

You may remember some time ago we wrote a bit about the historic city of Santiago de Compostela; world-famous for its spectacular cathedral that marks the destination of thousands of pilgrims walking the ancient routes of the Camino de Santiago … Continue reading

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Do you speak Spanglish?

The USA is frequently cited as the world’s great ‘melting pot’, having welcomed an unmatched diversity of immigrant communities over the last few centuries. The contemporary patterns of immigration are thoroughly dominated by the Hispanic or Latino communities, which constitute … Continue reading

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Spain: The sunbleached shores of Tarifa and the Costa de la Luz

As the UK continues to bask in unseasonably scorching temperatures, we continue our theme of exploring the less-discovered corners of the Spanish coastline. This time we head south, as far towards the equator as is possible in Spain before hopping … Continue reading

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Argentina: Out of season skiing in Bariloche

Come this time of year, us northern Europeans tend to be itching to escape to sunnier climes and sandy beaches. However, more and more of us are discovering the novel thrill of winter sports in South America. Thriving Andean resort … Continue reading

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