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Madrid Street Art Old And New

Madrid Street Art Old And New Madrid is filled with art. From world-famous museums to cutting-edge indie galleries, this city has it all. You don't have to go to a museum or gallery to see art, though. The streets are filled with it. This photo shows a mural at the intersection of Calle de San...

World's Oldest Cave Art Found In Spain

World's Oldest Cave Art Found In Spain Archaeologists analyzing prehistoric paintings in Spain have discovered the earliest example of cave art. El Castillo Cave in Cantabria on Spain's northern coast was one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites investigated for the study. The earliest dates were a minimum...

How To Put On A Travel Photography Exhibition

How To Put On A Travel Photography Exhibition You got back from an amazing adventure travel vacation a few weeks ago. Your friends and family have heard all your stories and seen all your photos. Now what? Instead of tucking your photos away in an album or hard drive, why not show off your travel photography to a...

Madrid's Summer Art Season

Madrid's Summer Art Season Madrid is one of the best destinations for art lovers, and this summer's exhibition season is as great as usual. From June 12-September 16, the Prado is showing "Late Raphael," the first major survey exhibition on Raphael (1483-1520) to combine paintings and drawings in...

Video Of The Day: Human Towers In Tarragona, Spain

Spain has a multitude of novel traditions. While bullfighting and tomato throwing festivals are known worldwide, there's another custom that isn't as widely recognized. Throughout Catalonia, people who create human towers – also known as castellers –...

Barcelona Airport's Cleaning Crew Protests ... By Throwing Trash

Barcelona Airport's Cleaning Crew Protests ... By Throwing Trash Protesting pay cuts, workers at Barcelona's El Prat airport retaliated using their most powerful weapon – trash. Cleaning crew members, as part of a two-day protest that began May 29, threw piles of paper all over the airport grounds coating ticket counters,...

What Is The Highest European Capital?

What Is The Highest European Capital? I've lived in Spain part time for eight years now and I've been under the impression that Madrid is the highest European capital at 667 meters (2,188 feet) above sea level. You see the "highest capital in Europe" claim everywhere, including city tours, travel websites and...

The Sex Toy Vending Machines Of Spain

The Sex Toy Vending Machines Of Spain You've probably heard of the vending machines in Japan that sell used panties supposedly worn by schoolgirls. It appears Japan isn't alone in having sexual vending machines in public places. Not far from my home in Santander, on Spain's northern coast, I came across this...

8 Languages You've Never Heard Of (And Who Actually Speaks Them)

8 Languages You've Never Heard Of (And Who Actually Speaks Them) As anyone who follows my articles here on Gadling knows by now, I don't travel to relax poolside at a resort or sip a fancy drink with coconut oil. I travel because this world is a fascinating place. While everyone has their own travel philosophy and reasons for...

Video: The Prehistoric Cave Art Of Cantabria, Spain

One of the advantages of living in Europe is that you can visit lots of historic sites with your kids. This fosters an interest in the past, reduces museum fatigue and is a great way to learn together. I live in Cantabria, on the north coast of Spain, a region filled...

Where Would You Travel Just to Eat?

Where Would You Travel Just to Eat? It's a question that comes up again and again. Even more so in the last few years, as the industrialized world seems to become food obsessed. Not just with eating in general but also where it comes from (is it local?) and how it's grown. Our preoccupation with provenance...

How To (Legally) Stay In Europe For More Than 90 Days

How To (Legally) Stay In Europe For More Than 90 Days Planning an extended stay in Europe, travelers are often focused on what it takes to be there longer than 90 days, what is commonly believed to be the limit for tourists. Armed with a desire to stay longer, travel blog Nomadic Matt found a way and shares it in a recent blog...

Win A Trip To New Orleans With Sandeman's Summer Sangria Challenge

Win A Trip To New Orleans With Sandeman's Summer Sangria Challenge Port enthusiasts will be familiar with the Sandeman brand, but this summer, the distinguished producer wants you to think of their fortified wine in a new light: as a mixer. For their Sandeman Summer Sangria Challenge, participants must submit a photo and original sangria...

Photo Of The Day: Concrete Jungle

Photo Of The Day: Concrete Jungle When you're traveling, art can pop up to surprise you in the most random of places. This elaborate piece of rooftop graffiti was captured by Flickr user Aviv from the heights of Parc Guell in Barcelona, Spain. Judging by the comments on Flickr, this street artist might...

Photos Of Cool Cliff Castles

Photos Of Cool Cliff Castles Nobody minds seeing photos of dreamy castles, especially if the photos are of cool cliff castles. Towering over steep slated valleys and crashing waves, Woman's Day has a great roundup of these kinds of castles on their website here. Featuring castles in Ukraine, Italy,...

A Traveler In The Foreign Service: Meet An Intrepid Diplomat

A Traveler In The Foreign Service: Meet An Intrepid Diplomat In our ongoing attempt to demystify the Foreign Service, we're going to occasionally introduce you to diplomats living in various parts of the world. Amy Tachco is a 36-year-old Foreign Service Officer (FSO) originally from Southern California and Central Ohio who joined the...

Major Goya exhibition in Barcelona, Spain

Major Goya exhibition in Barcelona, Spain The CaixaForum art gallery in Barcelona, Spain, has just opened a major exhibition on the famous Spanish artist Francisco de Goya. Best known for his dark paintings of witches and Napoleon's brutal invasion of Spain, Goya actually produced a broad range of work during a...

Photo of the Day: Pueblos blancos of Vejer de la Frontera

Photo of the Day: Pueblos blancos of Vejer de la Frontera Today's Photo of the Day depicts a stunning vista of white homes and colorful rooftops in Vejer de la Frontera, a tiny hilltop town at the tip of Spain overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar. The town, like many in the Andalusian region, is split into two parts: the old...

Hiking in Spain: Santoña's rugged coastline and Napoleonic forts

Hiking in Spain: Santoña's rugged coastline and Napoleonic forts One of the great things about hiking in Europe is that many trails pass places of historic interest. Whether you're hiking along Hadrian's Wall or to a medieval castle, you can learn about the past while living in the moment amidst beautiful scenery. Spain offers a lot of...

Photo of the Day: Duty free Flamenco

Photo of the Day: Duty free Flamenco After many years of international travel, I've learned that duty free isn't necessarily a deal. Unless you're a smoker or live in a country where alcohol is heavily taxed (like Turkey), you won't find much value among the jumbo-sized Toblerone bars or rows of designer...

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