Parties and holidays

Seville’s Holy Week

Seville’s Holy Week

Have you ever heard of Seville's Holy Week and its magnificent processions? It is held between Palm Sunday and Resurrection Sunday to commemorate the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ.Every year, this city prepares to live one of the most intense and important...

Strasbourg, Christmas market

Strasbourg, Christmas market

Are you one of those people who look for a new destination every year to escape a few days and enjoy the Christmas markets?Here we propose the one in Strasbourg, in the Alsace region, where there is a great Christmas tradition. During the month of December, the oldest...

Buenos Aires and the tango

Buenos Aires and the tango

It is believed that tango emerged towards the end of the 19th century, when European immigrants, many from the lower classes, missed their origins and the women they had left on land. Some went to brothels and while they waited, they created a very masculine dance...

The Tivoli Gardens

The Tivoli Gardens

The Tivoli Gardens is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world that opened its doors on August 15, 1843. Officer George Carstensen, inspired by the gardens he had met abroad, convinced King Christian VIII to buy the land where the Tivoli is located, as the King...

The colourful market of Chichicastenango

The colourful market of Chichicastenango

I think I have already mentioned that I like to visit markets wherever I go, and take the opportunity to make occasional purchases. I must admit that I love the markets in Mexico and Central America, possibly because they are so colourful and striking. And I really...

The Town Hall Square of Tallinn

The Town Hall Square of Tallinn

The Town Hall Square or Raekoja plats is my favourite place in Tallinn. It is a very picturesque square, located in the centre of the Old Town. Always animated; this venue is used for concerts, craft fairs and medieval markets. In summer, it’s full of terraces with...

Midsummer or St. John’s Day, Jaanipäev, in Estonia

Midsummer or St. John’s Day, Jaanipäev, in Estonia

Estonia, located in northern Europe, enjoys so-called "white nights", an atmospheric phenomenon that happen at the same time as the summer solstice, when the sun seems not to set. It is a perfect time to visit the country, since the days are especially long in June...

Notting Hill, a trendy neighbourhood in London

Notting Hill, a trendy neighbourhood in London

My favourite place in London is Notting HiII, a trendy neighbourhood with pastel−coloured houses. Famous for its Caribbean carnival, its flea market and for the film of the same name starring JuIia Roberts and Hugh Grant. After WorId War II, the 19th century mansions...

King’s Day, on the 27th of April

King’s Day, on the 27th of April

Did you know that Dutch people celebrate Koningsdag, the Birthday of the King, on April 27th? This national holiday was celebrated for the first time in the 19th century, when on August 31 of 1885, the fifth birthday of Princess Wilhelmina was commemorated. At that...

Keukenhof in a Day

Keukenhof in a Day

Did you know that the Netherlands is the paradise of tulips, specially the Keukenhof Park? If you like flowers - especially tulips - you don’t want to miss the opportunity to visit the Keukenhof Park. Each year it opens its doors in spring to offer us a whole show,...

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