Five Must-Visit Hideaways in Spain Reply

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The Herald, March 26, 2014–So you’ve danced the night away in Barcelona, joined the crowd of football fans in Madrid and travelled back in history in Valencia. Think you’re done with Spain? Think again. Here are five Spanish hidden hideaways, courtesy of the tour gurus at Contiki.

It’s hard not to fall in love with San Sebastian. The charming city is situated on the Bay of Biscay, making it a perfect summer getaway location and ideal place to unwind. Stroll through the streets of the old town, wander along the sand for sunset or sink your teeth into some authentic paella, tapas or even some fresh seafood. The back streets of San Sebastian are home to some of the best local restaurants.



Culinary Mingling in Basque Foodie Mecca Reply

Gastronomika Conference

Heston Blumenthal joins famous Spanish chefs

Author: Adrienne Smith/©ICEX.

The culinary conference San Sebastian Gastronomika is a meeting point for professionals in the Spanish and international food industries. It’s a summit where the most famous chefs of our time come together to share insights on culinary techniques, advances and innovations, while companies display their top-notch Spanish foods and wines. All of this happens in the presence of some of the world’s most prestigious food experts and critics. Read more on the Foods from Spain website.

Condé Nast Traveler Insider’s Guide: Northern Spain Food Reply

 San Sebastian as Diadem

This 13-minute video shows us the highlights of the Conde Nast Traveler’s public television show on Northern Spain, featuring Senior Editors Dana Dickey and Gully Wells, whose stated mission is to learn more about the “intriguing culture of the Basque region of Spain.” They approach life in Spain’s Basque Country through food and wine, of course, but also history, nationalism and personal testimony. The resulting report penetrates a bit deeper than your normal travelogue.The star of the show is San Sebastian, the beautiful seaside town on the Bay of Biscay whose La Concha beach provides sea water lapping at the center of town. More…