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24 hours in: Madrid

24 hours in: Madrid

Madrid is definitely a city best discovered by getting lost among its streets and vibrant neighbourhoods. It has been the capital of Spain for more than 450 years; a place where history and tradition meet along its modern streets, shops and restaurants. You would probably need a whole lifetime to...
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6 dishes you must eat in Madrid

6 dishes you must eat in Madrid

The rich history of Spanish cuisine dates back thousands of years. With each region of the country having its own ‘claim to fame,’ Madrid offers visitors a taste of the best dishes Spain has to offer, all in one chaotic, quintessentially Spanish foodie playground. Madrid’s food scene is in constant...
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A foodie’s torturous trip through Madrid

A foodie’s torturous trip through Madrid

If moderation is your mission, then Madrid can be a very punishing city. Expect there to be a slight variance of the waistline once you go back home because here in Madrid, your stomach will quickly be expanding with the remarkable amount of food and drinks served up. Stepping into...
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4 fantastic parks for chilling out in Madrid

4 fantastic parks for chilling out in Madrid

Whether it’s a hot summer’s afternoon or a crisp and cool spring or fall day, locals in Madrid know to head outside, to one of the city’s many lovely parks. Is there anything more glorious than finding a spot in the park and chilling out as you lie on the...
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Where to find the best craft brews in Madrid

Where to find the best craft brews in Madrid

Even though Spain was the world’s largest producer of wine in 2015, beer undoubtedly rules the country. We don’t know if it’s the warm weather, or the fact that sometimes is beer is just easier to drink than wine — all we know is that Spaniards love their beer! The truth...
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Madrid in a day… and on foot

Madrid in a day… and on foot

The city of Madrid can be a bit overwhelming at first. Not only is it huge, but with all of the history and architecture and corners to explore, it can be difficult to know just where to start. That’s why we’re giving you this cheat sheet. Strap on a comfy...
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Where to watch World Cup 2018 in Havana

Where to watch World Cup 2018 in Havana

Not too long ago, watching the World Cup in Havana wouldn’t have been an option, unless you had access to a broadcast feed coming in from the USA. Football (or soccer) has only recently become a popular sport in Cuba. Because it always had to compete with the national sports...
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All the meat, cheese and beer: How to stuff yourself in Prague

All the meat, cheese and beer: How to stuff yourself in Prague

There are a few things in life guaranteed to always bring strangers together. Two of those are booze and food, and on my Prague Beer and Czech Tapas tour with Urban Adventures, there was plenty of both to be had. My boyfriend and I arrived at Wenceslas Square just in...
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24 hours in: Valencia

24 hours in: Valencia

Valencia might not be the first city that springs to mind when you think of Spain, but we’ve got just as much street cred as Madrid or Barcelona. We’ve got the second narrowest house in Europe, the largest oceanarium in Europe, a monstrous church bell, the largest toy soldier collection… should...
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Easter across Europe: How to celebrate Holy Week like a local

Easter across Europe: How to celebrate Holy Week like a local

There’s more than chocolate treats and egg-hiding bunnies to Easter — and in many Christian European countries, Holy Week and Easter weekend are the biggest celebrations of the year. From pagan traditions celebrating spring, to throwing water on your crush to secure her affections, to holy processions honouring the resurrection,...
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