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On Foot in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands Spain

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Walking the Camino Primitivo, Spain

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Hiking El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain

12/01/2020 by .
Sea at EL Golfo

The most westerly and smallest of the Canary Islands, El Hierro was once considered the end of the world until Columbus discovered America.

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Insider guide to Valencia

05/11/2019 by .
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Valencia may be third in line after Madrid and Barcelona, but those in the know might just regard her with a lot more affection.  Andy Mossack discovers why so many visitors fall under her spell.

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Ham and Sherry in Andalucía

05/07/2019 by .
Iberico Hams in Jabugo

The Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park is a relatively unknown part of Andalucía, around an hour’s drive west from Seville

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Insider’s guide to La Palma

20/03/2019 by .
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Considering the talcum powder-fest that is the annual Fiesta de los Indianos had taken place yesterday, the streets of Santa Cruz are looking positively pristine.

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Secret Costa Brava, Catalonia

01/12/2018 by .
Girona Riverside

I’ve long thought of the Costa Brava as a destination for those 60’s cheap holidays in the sun, mass tourism on a grand scale. And indeed it’s true that Spain encouraged a rash of charter flights and built large faceless hotels in places like the appropriately named Tossa del Mar.

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Tarragona beyond the human towers

19/11/2018 by .
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It’s late afternoon and I’m standing in the Roman equivalent of the bleachers, once capable of seating 30,000 spectators, looking at the ancient circus of Tarraco.

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Taste Of Andalucia Tour

03/09/2018 by .
Dining in Antequera bull ring

Potato salad  – a Spanish regional speciality?  Really?
Ask anyone to rattle off a few Spanish delicacies and the results will be fairly predictable – gazpacho, patatas bravas, tortilla, paella, boquerones and a preponderance of bull’s bits will all rate a mention.

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La Palma, Canary Islands

01/02/2018 by .
Santa Cruz Street

The most northwesterly of the Canaries, La Palma is also apparently the world’s steepest island, something to bear in mind when you’re considering hiking its network of trails.

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