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Crazy festival to welcome Spring – Valencia & Fallas

In the Boston area we might celebrate spring by going out for a hike, running outdoors, hiding our shovel, etc. But how do they celebrate the end of Winter in Mediterranean Spain? Here we introduce Las Fallas! Las Fallas is undoubtedly one of the most unique and crazy festivals in Spain. Then again, Spain is a country known for its unique and odd fiestas. What started as a feast day for St. Joseph, the patron saint of carpenters, has evolved into a 5-day, multifaceted celebration involving fire. Valencia, a quiet city with a population of just over 1 million, swells to an estimated 3 million flame-loving revelers during Las Fallas celebrations. During this 5 days, there are a multitude of...

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Barcelona's best preserved historical shops

Shopping  in Barcelona -or any other town in the world- is a great way to enjoy and experience the city with all your senses and get something special -maybe just a selfie- to remember your trip or to offer as a present to your beloved ones.  Here our top six of Barcelona's historic shops where you will most certainly find unique stuff instead of tourist junk.  1. L’Arca de l’Avia - Antique and vintage-style clothes and accessories. C/Banys Nous 20 L’Arca de l’Avia participated in the costuming for movies like Titanic, and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (filmed in Barcelona). So even if you want to see period fashion design to find inspiration or if you are planning a  Downton Abbey theme party ... then this boutique is a must....

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Vegan Madrid

Spanish cuisine is recognized world-wide and some of the most famous chefs come from this magic country. That being said, we want to show to our vegan followers, a few but good options of veggie-friendly restaurants so that future travelling vegans and vegetarians can travel with peace of mind, that they’ll find something great to eat... other than Jamon and chorizo. Today, our recommendations if you are visiting Madrid are: Rayén Vegano (Calle Lope de Vega, 7, Madrid, Spain 28014) Rayén Vegano is a cafe/bakery that offers a relatively small menu, but the selection they prepare fresh whilst you wait is done well and with an attention to taste. With a nice selection of organic wines, artisan beers and traditional desserts, Reayen Vegano is a great...

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Mediterranean Soul

The Mediterranean, it’s more than a place on a map it’s an entire way of living. For most people looking on the outskirts in, they see that the country is colorful, and that color is more than a hue, it mirrors the life of the people who live in it. We know because we used to look outside in. For us this life is the perfect balance of work, food, friends and living.We wanted to share that balance, so, we simply decided to take our senses for a walk following our roots.And what did we find? The effervescent atmosphere of “las ramblas”, the smell of fresh fruit mixed with the salty Mediterranean breeze, the shapes of Gaudi, the colors of...

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