Porto: history, business and wine

On the slopes above the Duero Estuary, Porto is a historic mercantile city with business and trade written into its very name. The centre is a World Heritage site: there are medieval walls, gleaming Baroque churches, the compact streets of the Ribeira district, the Romanesque Cathedral and that’s just the beginning. Fortified port wine is …

 
Cordoba: traditional Andalusian houses whose interior courtyards are festooned with potted flowers and plants

May is the best month to visit Cordoba, with its riot of colourful and fragrant celebrations. The floral excitements kick off with the Battle of the Flowers parade, followed by the Cruces de Mayo – a competition of flower-decorated crosses, between city neighbourhoods, then the Patios Festival – traditional Andalusian houses whose interior courtyards are …

 
Venice

February is one of the milestones in Venice. The city is famous for its canals. But, of course, there is also the Carnival time: colourful, fun, but it attracts crowds and raises the prices for accommodations as tourists arrive to enjoy the spectacle. On the weekdays St. Mark’s area is fun and still manageable, on …

 
Cadiz Carnival

Just when Christmas celebrations come to and end and before the seriousness of Lent and Easter arrives, some places in the world give themselves the opportunity to praise joy, fun and music. It is Carnival. Rio de Janeiro, with their music, samba dance and beaches, or Venice, with its citizen wearing those baroque clothing and …

 
MIAMI: CHRISTMAS IN SHORTS

Pine trees, snow, Santa Claus in thick clothes… these are the stereotypical images of Christmas all around the Northern hemisphere. But, could you imagine celebrating Christmas in shorts and sleeveless T-shirts, and waiting for the New Year on the beach, drinking cocktails instead of hot wine. Let’s see what to do in Miami a Christmas. …

 
Berlin Gendarmenmark Christmas Market

Christmas holidays is just around the corner. Everybody gets ready from weeks before not only to enjoy these familiar moments at a table full of delicious dishes, but also to redecorate their houses with all kinds of Christmas ornaments and Nativity scenes, which can be bought in the typical Christmas markets which spread all over …