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Spain Travel News 09/22/2010

  • Ronda fascinating facts
    Best-known for its spectacular setting atop a deep gorge spanned by a stone bridge, Ronda has a rich cultural and literary tradition, and is the home of modern bullfighting. Every September, the town plays host to one of Andalucia’s most charming festivals, the Feria Goyesca which brings together art, horsemanship and la corrida with exquisite historic costumes and colourful processions in this atmospheric mountain town.
  • Spain Gourmetour
    Spain Gourmetour whips up some innovative recipes for some of the finest Spanish dishes – bacalao salads and grilled chorizo.
  • Nadal insists he’s not Spain’s greatest athlete
    US Open champion Rafael Nadal returned home today, insisting his latest tennis triumph did not qualify him as Spain’s greatest-ever athlete.
  • The Best Family-friendly Hotels in Mallorca
    From grand country house hotels in Llucmajor to charming boutique hotels in Palma, here is a list of Travel Intelligence’s favourite family-friendly hotels in Mallorca.
  • Greatest Tapas in Spain
    Ben Curtis, writer of Notes from Spain, shares -what he thinks – is the greatest tapa in Spain, at Gros Beach, San Sebastian.
  • GrapeHops Blog: Truffle hunting
    GrapeHops blog takes a break from wine and beers to share a truffle-hunting experience, with  Luigi Castino of Castino Luigi winery.
  • Spain still the best, according to Fifa rankings – International, Football – The Independent
    Winners of the World Cup Spain stay at the top of Fifa’s latest world rankings, with Germany and England rising after back-to-back wins in the European Championship qualifiers. The rankings see France, who lost a home Euro 2012 qualifier to Belarus, dropping six places to No 27 – their worst position since the rankings were introduced in 1993.
  • Euro Weekly News: Anyone Remember Ley de Costas?
    The Ley de Costas, known as the Spanish Coastal Law, was introduced in 1988 with the aim of making the whole length of the coastline accessible to the public and to defend the coast against erosion and excessive urbanisation. Chris Marshall, Euro Weekly News’ Spain columnist, discusses the degradation of the law with some twisted humour.
  • Rovellones: A Spanish Meal in a Mushroom! | Catavino
    Ryan Opaz, founder of Catavino, talks about Rovellones: a delectable Spanish meal packed within a mushroom!
  • Mooching around Spain
    Learn how to eat percebes, or goose barnacles, in La Coruna with award-winning writer Annie Bennett. These valuable barnacles are highly popular in Northern Spain, prised from the rocks on the coast in Galicia.
  • Adventure in Andalucia
    One of the greatest advantages of life in Andalucía is the superb climate and the amazing diversity of the natural environment, from beaches, to mountains, to forests to river valleys. For a growing number of residents and visitors to Andalucía, the great outdoors is becoming one huge adventure park. Team Xtreme, an adventure activities company is causing quite a stir on the coast. Travel writer Andrew Forbes writes about the pioneering outfitter and the activities organized in the region.