Monthly Archives: décembre 2016

Midnight Grape Eating on New Year’s Eve in Spain

The chiming of the New Year bells in Spain – be it via the local church bells nearest TV set – heralds a unique, and hilarious tradition. From Madrid to Murcia, Badajoz to Bilbao, Spaniards and visitors the country over hurriedly eat twelve grapes to mark the final twelve seconds of the year. A vine […]

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Christmas in Spain: How sweet it is

The Christmas season is a time when sweets become the centerpiece of Spanish gastronomy, and visitors to Spain at this time of year are in for a treat. You may not be likely to get a white Christmas in Spain, but the country’s mild climate is perfect for admiring the elaborate light displays and nativity […]

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Incentive-Destination MADRID: fun factor guaranteed!

Madrid is firmly perched at the top of the list of Europe’s “in” destinations – not just as a hotspot for culture-focused travelers but increasingly as an incentive destination for companies. There is literally no way to get bored in the Spanish capital! In the incentive travel segment, Madrid stands out for its contrasts:  spectacular […]

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Alicante and the White Coast: An escape from winter blues

No visitor to Alicante will claim that they came to get away from it all – most simply come for some sun! This is Alicante’s most abundant resource, with about 330 sunny days each year. It’s a great complement to this dynamic city, which also boasts a castle, an old quarter, and a long waterfront, […]

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