Layover 6: South Africa. A journey to the world’s most beautiful vineyards

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The winegrowing history of South Africa reflects the country's tumultuous history over the past three centuries. Much like South African society faced a slow and painful transition that freed its people from European colonialism, the wine industry saw an evolution that continues to this day, during which winemakers began to prioritize quality wines over the bulk ...

Hygge: More than a Word, a Feeling

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This might be the first time you see it. Or not. Perhaps it sounds familiar, but doesn't really mean anything to you. It's a peculiar word, difficult to pronounce, even spell. This isn't the mile-long name of an Icelandic volcano or a brand of diapers. No. We're talking about hygge. A Danish word whose pronunciation ...

Dos Cielos: Down-to-earth haute cuisine

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They’re twins: two names, two brothers, two restaurants. Sergio and Javier are Dos Cielos [cielo means heaven, but is also a term of endearment like “angel”, and dos means two]. It's what their grandmother used to call them, and they knew that if they ever opened a restaurant, that would be its name. And they ...

Five Seaside Restaurants You Won’t Want to Miss

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In summer, we look for the best beaches, the best hotels, the best country cottages, and the best restaurants, and TripAdvisor, Booking, and Airbnb are just some of the platforms that help us find the best option. In addition to these sites, more and more we are turning to friends, acquaintances, and online reviews for ...

Layover 04: Greece special edition

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Examining the entire significance and symbolism of wine culture in Ancient Greece would require a full anthropological and historical study. This is why we've decided to focus on aspects that have lived on in the day-to-day social and cultural lives of modern Greeks. There are as many versions of Greece as there are centuries known to ...

Vía Veneto: A Barcelona Landmark

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When you hear “Vía Veneto,” the first words that come to mind are quality, exclusivity, tradition. This is high-end gastronomy at its most timeless. Founded in 1967, this classic Barcelona restaurant is an enduring point of reference in the country's gastronomic universe. And that is thanks to José Monje, the restaurant's owner. He started out as ...

The 10 Best Rooftops in Barcelona and Madrid

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The days are getting longer and evenings are becoming one of the best times of day. We feel like leaving work and going for a drink on a terrace somewhere. So, in today’s post we’re going to share with you the 10 best hotel terraces – in our opinion – in Barcelona and Madrid, where ...

Food Markets’ Keys to Success

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Street food is in fashion. Maybe it’s the Mediterranean climate, the hustle and bustle of the daily routine that makes us want to reduce the number of stops during the workday to a minimum, or maybe it’s just because we have a thing for eating “fast food.” OK, it’s usually calorific, but we love it. Food ...

Casa Joan: Unbroken Tradition with a Taste of Today

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Their challenge was to carry on the old owners’ long tradition. To take up the baton of the high-quality service customers were used to, many of whom have been loyal for years. A huge challenge, but also one that served as great motivation. For the past two and a half years, Ivan Batlle, Raúl Castellanos, ...