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Malaga’s Lesser Known Charming White Villages


Malaga province in Andalucia, Southern Spain is famed for its beaches and as one of Spain’s busiest airports it’s where most people arrive to when visiting Spain. This area however, is more than just beach resorts, venture inland in any direction and charming white villages await you. Some of the most documented ones are Ronda, Frigliana and Antequera, all of which offer historic monuments and a taste of the real Spain. However, there are more villages in Malaga province to attract even the most disconcerting traveller.

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The Top 5 Sights of Seville


The name ‘Seville’ no doubt conjures up fragrant orange groves, warm, lazy days of terrace lunches under a bright blue sky, and siestas in a hammock. And you’ll find all this on a visit to Andalucía’s largest city, as well as a whole range of historical and cultural points of interest covering everything from the city’s heritage as the ‘Gateway to the Americas’ to its involvement in the Spanish Civil War. If you’re looking for a Spanish city that has the exotic feel of Moorish architecture and palm trees, combined with some of the best parks, museums, restaurants, entertainment and culture in Spain then this is the place.

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Why Spain Is Still the Most Popular European Tourist Destination


The most popular tourist destination in Europe has to be the wonderfully diverse country of Spain which has seen tourists visiting there since the 1960s. Spain offers not only the budget holiday maker an affordable package deal in the thousands of different beach-side resorts, but it also offers much more with its rich culture, beautiful countryside and the exceptional flavors of its unique cuisine. The following tips and suggestions will make your holiday experience more enjoyable.

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Sunbathing in the Balearic Islands, Spain


The Balearic Islands, some of the most visited destinations in Europe with their 300 or so days of sun each year, rich white beaches and captivating culture. Each of the islands within the Balearic Sea has their own distinct personalities and as such attracts different tourists to each.

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Exploring Spain – Valencia to Tarragona


Some people think that Spain has been just about done to death in tourism terms but a voyage along the coast from Valencia to Tarragona might just change your mind.

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Holiday Cancellations – where do I stand?


It’s every holiday goer’s worst nightmare, you are about to pack your suitcases and then have news of flights being cancelled for one reason or another. Having booked your dream holiday using your Diamond Resorts Points (DRI Points), you have been looking forward to getting away from it old, only to learn that it is not as simple as that.

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Spanish Travel Adaptors – Will My Appliances Work in Gran Canaria?


It has happened to most of us at some point or another; you’ve just arrived at your dream timeshare in Anfi Gran Canaria, finished washing your hair or found that you needed to charge your phone or laptop. Then it hits you, your plug does not fit in the socket.

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4th International Art Marbella 2012


Running from 21st-24th June, the 4th International Art Marbella 2012 gives artists exposure to a vast, passionate and discerning, art-buying public. Exhibiting at the FIAM (Festival internacional de Arte Marbella) has recently been seen as a growing popular culture event, drawing artists and appreciators from all over the area.

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The Dance of the Mad Ones and the Bear in Andalucia, Spain


Traditional Spanish celebrations and events can be particularly captivating to visitors from foreign countries and The Dance of the Mad Ones and the Bear is no different.

Held today, on the 28th December in the small Andalucian village of Fuente Carreteros, the event that is known locally as Baile de los Los Locos y el Oso is a vibrant fiesta that has traditions rooted in the banishing of bad omens ahead of what the villagers hope will be a prosperous New Year.

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La Tomatina 2011 Spain


On The last Wednesday of August each year the town of Bunol near Valencia in Spain is the scene of “The World’s Biggest Food Fight”. Between 20,000 and 40,000 people descend on Bunol for the giant tomato fight. The Town of Bunol only has a population of roughly 9000 people so accommodation is often a challenge. As a result many people stay in Valencia and travel to the fight on the day. Many shop keepers cover their shop fronts with plastic in anticipation of the upcoming mess.

La Tomatina is part of a week long festival that features music, dancing, fireworks and parades. There is also a paella cooking competition the night before the food fight.

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