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The Complete Guide to Venice’s Districts (Sestieri)

The Complete Guide to Venice’s Districts (Sestieri)

You’ll have heard all about the hundred islands that Venice is built upon, not to mention its bridges, gondolas and Carnival. But you might not know quite as much about its different districts. Venice is divided into six neighbourhoods, or sestieri as they’re called in La Serenissima, each with their own personality. It’s worth finding out a bit more about them before booking your accommodation. more ...

Sacromonte district in Granada: flamenco and caves

Sacromonte district in Granada: flamenco and caves

Sacromonte is one of the most picturesque and authentic districts in Granada, most famous for its caves and flamenco spirit. Situated just opposite the Alhambra, this district, home to artists and a more bohemian crowd, captivates many for its personality and the beauty of its surroundings. more ...

Chinese New Year: New York 2016

Chinese New Year: New York 2016

During the month of February the streets of New York City will come alive with the sounds of firecrackers, Chinese drums and gongs, and flashes of colour as the Chinese Lion, Unicorn and Dragon dancers weave their way through Chinatown to welcome in the Chinese New Year. This year will be the Year of the Monkey and the 4714 of the Chinese calendar. more ...

A short history of Venice’s Carnival

A short history of Venice’s Carnival

Carnival in Venice, romantic, elegant and timeless it is the pride of the City of Canals and an experience which must be experienced at least once in a lifetime. It is also considered to be the oldest carnival in the world. more ...

Typical Argentinean dishes

Typical Argentinean dishes

Argentina has a rich food culture which has successfully combined European with the national and indigenous cuisine. So prepare yourself for some delicious suggestions during your holidays in Buenos Aires. more ...

Brands of Barcelona: Desigual and Custo Barcelona

Brands of Barcelona: Desigual and Custo Barcelona

We've talked before about unique brands that have emerged in cities such as Barcelona, London, etc. The Catalan capital is characterized by a very active creative fertility and as such it deserves more space in our blog on brands, what make us re-direct our attention to Barcelona in order to talk about two very well-known fashion brands that have catapulted the fashion scene in this city; they are Custo Barcelona and Desigual. more ...

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