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Having a vine time in Spain

Having a vine time in Spain

Rosalind Cummings-Yeates ventures off onto some of Spain's best wine routes and uncorks a few surprises along the way.
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A bird's eye view of Barcelona

A bird's eye view of Barcelona

Marc Atchison gets a spectacular view of Barcelona when he stays at Gran Hotel La Florida on enchanting Mount Tibidabo.
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Montserrat is a blessing for travellers

Montserrat is a blessing for travellers

Heather Hinchcliffe travels to Spain and discovers a visit to the Benedictine monastery that crowns Montserrat is a moving experience you won't soon forget.
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Málaga is Spain, sunny side up

Málaga is Spain, sunny side up

Marc Atchison visits the ancient town of Málaga on Spain's sunny Costa del Sol and finds it to be a crossroads of history with lots of wonderful artifacts.
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Touching the 'flysch' in Basque country

Touching the 'flysch' in Basque country

GETARA, BASQUE COUNTRY — The lovely coastal highway (N634) that runs along Costa Vasca (Basque Coast) is dotted with some fascinating pit stops, and David, my guide, insists we visit each.
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Volcanic island erupts into a vacation escape

Volcanic island erupts into a vacation escape

LANZAROTE, SPAIN — As my airplane swoops down towards Lanzarote, the scene growing ever larger outside the cabin windows isn’t really what I was expecting.
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Tales from an ancient Basque crypt

Tales from an ancient Basque crypt

VITORIA-GASTEIZ, BASQUE, SPAIN — I’m told to don a hard hat before entering the 11th-century Santa María Cathedral, and cautioned not to hit my head on the scaffolding and supports helping to prevent the crumbling structure from falling on my head.
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It's prime time for Spain's Cádiz

It's prime time for Spain's Cádiz

Cádiz, Spain - There are older cities than this Spanish port but Cádiz is the most ancient city in Western Europe to still be inhabited.
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Catalonia's Tremp is a dino-mite place to visit

Catalonia's Tremp is a dino-mite place to visit

TREMP, CATALONIA — Ramón, the man I befriend over a glass of locally made vino blanco the night before, orders me to follow him across a freshly ploughed farmer’s field to get to a treasure he claims is 50 million years old.
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Unlocking the secrets of 10th century Catalonia

Unlocking the secrets of 10th century Catalonia

SANT CUGAT, CATALONIA — The narrow, corkscrew highway I’m nervously navigating is known as the Via Romanesque (Road) and it zigzags through the Pyrenees, dipping dramatically into the bosom of the great mountain range before rising again as high as the pointed peaks.
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