The best summer festivals in Europe

The best summer festivals in Europe

If you’re visiting Europe this summer, go beyond the typical tourist attractions and catch some of the amazing festivals taking place. From theatre and design, to techno music, to celebrations of dragons or wine, these cultural events will show you another side of Europe. Krakow, Poland There are so many...

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How to celebrate Venice’s Vogalonga regatta like a local

How to celebrate Venice’s Vogalonga regatta like a local

Venetians are taught to drive a boat or swim before they can even walk — that’s the saying here in the city. We love this part of local Venice life so much that as soon as the first rays of spring sunshine come out, we take our boats out into...

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April 2018: What’s on in San Sebastián

April 2018: What’s on in San Sebastián

After a month of marathons, locals in San Sebastián can finally stop training for races and take it easy. Thankfully, April brings lots of events to satisfy other interests, from shopping to arts and culture, and more. Here’s what’s happening in San Sebastián in April. Moonshine Fair Date: March 31, April...

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Good Beer Week Melbourne

Good Beer Week Melbourne

Oh, Melbourne. You wonderfully fun, culture-embracing babe! Victorian townhouses sitting side-by-side with warehouse conversions, beautiful parks scattered through eclectic neighbourhoods, incredible murals flanking the tiniest of alleyways, trams that give way to cars, cars that give way to pedestrians and pedestrians that, well, rule the streets. Vintage stores with enough...

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How to celebrate Venice Carnival like a local

How to celebrate Venice Carnival like a local

As a Venetian, I must admit that sometimes Carnival feels less like a celebration and more like the beginning of the tourist season — the end of our few days free from floods of people and complete chaos. But then it also reminds me of my childhood, when we would...

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Holiday celebrations around the world

Holiday celebrations around the world

‘Tis the season to celebrate! It’s that time of year when we start thinking about Christmas, New Year’s, Hannukah, King’s Day, the solstice… and how we’re going to fit into our pants after all those holiday dinners. But because we realise that all around this great big world of ours no two celebrations...

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November 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

November 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

In the Basque Country, we love autumn! Why? Well, for starters, autumn is harvesting time, it’s corn and sunflower season, the landscape is a beautiful scene at this time of year, and there’s the mouthwatering smell of roasted chestnuts! As well, this region is a place of an ancient civilisation,...

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October 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

October 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

San Sebastián feels like autumn. It is the time for chestnuts and hot tea, fluffy coats and umbrellas, falling leaves and thunderstorms. For the last few weeks, the climate has been setting up the mood for a quiet end to the year. Mind you, we still have three more months...

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San Sebastián’s Big Week 2017: Join the Basque fiestas!

San Sebastián’s Big Week 2017: Join the Basque fiestas!

If you’ve done your Basque research, then you probably know that San Sebastián’s most important tradition is Donostia Eguna (San Sebastián Day) on January 20th. But that’s not the only day of celebration in our city. Month after month, there are different events bringing joy to our streets — but...

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Summer 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

Summer 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

June is a month that anticipates summer vacations in Spain. It is a season of warmth, sun, and blossoming — and brings a few festivals and events with it just around the corner. Popular festivities in San Sebastián are the locals’ way of celebrating their identity and forgetting about troubles...

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