Spain Travel News 07/10/2010
- Gerry Dawes’s Spain: An Insider’s Guide to Spanish Food, Wine, Culture and Travel: A Morning’s Pleasure: Running the Bulls at Pamplona (An Excerpt from Homage to Iberia: More Spanish Travels & Reflections by Gerry Dawes)
Forty years ago in 1970, Gerry Dawes, writer and photographer specializing in Spain, ran the bulls in Pamplona and became entangled in on of the most memorable montones, or pile-ups, in the history of the encierro (running of the bulls.) Today he shares his story, detailing the happenings on that day.
- Wild Orchids – Sierra de las Nieves
This article in “Mañana” – The Andalucia Guide & Diary brings us through the Sierra de las Nieves with beautiful photos of the raw countryside.
- Tapas Talk: Percebes
Jannelle who writes Tapas Talk, tells u about a typical Spanish delicacy: Percebes or “Gooseneck Barnacles”. The Galician dish is an expensive and sought-after dish that is rather obscure and strange-looking. Read more to find out about this interesting dish.
- A Taste Of Spain
Get a firsthand look at the famous cuisine of the Basque Country in a private hands-on cooking class at a Sociedad Gastronómica (Gastronomic Society), located in the old center of this elegant city. This cooking tour is organized by A Taste of Spain.
- Tapas 101: Seville Tapas
Shawn Hennessy at Sevilla Tapas gives us a lowdown on Spanish tapas: what are tapas, their history and typical dishes.
- Tour Spain Blog: Amazing Spanish traditions
Corpus Christi is a popular festivity celebrated in villages all over Spain. One of the most amazing ways of celebrating this day is the procession of the men of moss (hombres de musgo in Spanish), where a group of men and women walk the streets covered from head to toes with moss.
- We are all “guiris” so don’t be offended
EyeonSpain’s writer, Justin Aldridge discusses the term “guiri”(meaning foreigner in Spanish): its origins and usage.
- Spanish Citizens Unaware of Spain’s EU Presidency.
Almost half of Spain’s citizens did not know that Spain held the EU Presidency. About 43 percent of citizens do not know which country held the rotating EU presidency during the first half of the year, while more than half of Spain considers that it little affects the Union.
- 5 Signs that Summer has Arrived In Almerimar
EuroWeeklyNews columnist, Chris Marshall, talks about the 5 signs in Almerimar, that summer is here!
- Running of the Bulls Begins in Spain, 2 Injured – ABC News
Several runners were knocked to the ground and some were trampled on by the animals weighing more than 1,100 pounds (500 kilograms) but there were no gorings or life-threatening injuries, although two were hurt.
- Holland v Spain: Amsterdam and Madrid prepare for the World Cup 2010 final in pictures – Telegraph
As we approach the WorldCup Finals this Sunday 11July, Holland and Spain fans are gearing themselves for the epic match that will determine the winners for this year’s championship. For both countries, it would be their first win in WorldCup history. Telegraph takes us through the streets of Amsterdam and Madrid to see how fans are preparing for the greatest match of all times.