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7 great cities in Spain you must visit

Spain is known as a country with great and beautiful beaches, excellent weather and their tapas food. In this article, we would like to tell you a bit more about our top 7 cities in Spain.

 

Barcelona

Famous for the beautiful beach, excellent food, iconic architecture and their nightlife. Barcelona is the capital and largest city in Spain’s Catalonia region.

Visit museums, beautiful churches, Barcelona stadium, palm-tree filled plazas, excellent restaurants, shops and several Roman archaeological sites and of course, a lot more great places in Barcelona.

When you are in Barcelona, don’t forget to visit Gaudi’s famous La Sagrada Familia Basilica. It is the most popular tourist attraction in Barcelona and probably in the whole of Spain.

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A glass of wine from La Rioja

I am Susana and I live in the north of Spain, in a place called La Rioja. Although it’s the smallest region in Spain. This land is famous because there are good wine and olive oil. The most famous wine is the red one.

red wine There are many different wines according to their quality, taste, and prices. The grapes are the main ingredients, but the technique is important too. In every season, the grapes juices must be kept in wood recipients for many years.

The experience of grape growers and winemakers has resulted in a selection of those grape varieties that best adapt to the region’s climate and soils, producing wine of the highest quality. Today the blend is usually dominated by Viura, also known as Macabeo, Malvasía for oak-aged styles, and white Garnacha in small doses. Other blends permitted include Tempranillo, Maturana, Verdejo, and Turruntés.

In the past, it was not uncommon for some brands to age their red wines for 15-20 years or even more before their release. One notable example of this is Marqués de Murrieta which release its 1942 vintage Gran Reserva in 1983 after 41 years of aging. Today most bodegas have shifted their winemaking focus to wines that are ready to drink sooner with the top wines typically aging for 4-8 years prior to release though some traditionalist still age longer. The typical bodega owns anywhere from 10.000 to 40.000 oak barrels. There is a wealth of historic producers, many of whom have been making wine for centuries, but recently the region has seen the arrival of a new wave of ultra-modern bodegas that are pushing the boundaries and taking the wines to even greater heights.

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Aosta Valley And Its Beauties

Hello everyone and welcome back to my channel!

Oh no wait, this is not my YouTube channel… I keep forgetting it…

Let’s start one more time.

Hello everyone and welcome back to the Hola People blog!
A place where you can read articles about different countries and cultures, as well as find worldwide job positions and language courses.
But hey, you’re here because we are talking about me and not about Hola People.

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Architecture

Getting in touch with the Turkish culture

 

Baklava is the greatest sweet that I ever tasted and they offer it in a range variety. Have you ever drunk black Turkish tea? You can either drink it pure, 100% black tea, or you drink it less strong, diluted with water. Turkish culture has a range variety of different meals. Whatever you like, you surely find it in the Turkish cooking culture as well. Even if you are vegan, they also offer a lot of different menus for you.

 

“Azıcık aşım, kaygısız başım”.
Let my food be little but my head be worryless.

 

BaklavaTurkish People are often very lovely and friendly. Invite you into their home, offer you food and even a place to sleep if you need it. When you are visiting a Turkish family, you should keep a few things in mind: 1. Take your shoes off when arriving at their home. 2. Bring some sweets or another gift with you. 3. Respect the elder ones. The family has a very high value in Turkey. If you want to make a very good impression, then greet the elder people in the traditional way: Kiss the hand and then put the hand onto your forehead.

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Using lunch boxes is a sustainable way to restore food

Packing tips to travel sustainably

“We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly” – Anne Marie Bonneau.

While packing for a trip there are some little things that – if you take care of them – are steps to save our planet. Here are some ideas which may inspire you.

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Sightseeing in Italy: Venice

A short travel around the world

My name is Maria N. Selina, I am 22 and together with my family I have seen a lot of different places. Among others I have been to Greece, France, England, Turkey, Italy, Dominican Republic, Thailand and Denmark. Right now I stay in Liverpool, a small lovely city with the most beautiful library I have ever seen. Right now I am doing an internship at Hola People! Manchester is nearby but not as beautiful as this little town that easily feels like home.

 

Italy

Murano and it's Beautiful housesI have also been to Italy two or three times, Italy is one of the countries I love the most. With a camper, we went down all the way down to the “shoe” of Italy and the way up again. I have seen Venedig. A city that I liked but it is a very crowded place, nearby you can visit Murano. This a truly amazing place, instead of going to Venedig you should visit Murano, it looks the way you expect Venedig to look like and is not as crowded as Venedig.

I have seen a lot “must see’s” in Italy, but you can read about them anywhere on the internet. I have some places you should definitely see that maybe you did not know About.Pompeji, the city that got fired by the Vesuv - history The first one is quite popular but not as much known as the Colosseum, the place I am talking about is Pompeji. The city got fired by the vesuv, if you are interested in history you should definitely visit this place.

Another tip is Isolabona. If you want to go there, do not take a camper with you, we were driving to such small streets that we were afraid to stick in with the car. Isolabona is building upon a hill, the streets are very tight and you can discover something at any street. You can get the full Italian feeling in here.

 

Greece

Two years ago I saw Greece for the first time in my life.

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Travel to Bocas Town

Trip to Costa Rica and Panama’s Caribbean coast

My name is Sam, I’m French and I have just arrived in Liverpool to start my two months intership in Hola People as part of my University curriculum. In this article I will be telling you about the incredible experience I got to live right before starting here.

The adventure started when I decided to join a friend who was doing her internship in Costa Rica. Since she had a week of holiday for Semana Santa, she wanted to travel to the South-East of the country and to Panama in the archipelago of Bocas del Toro. I had always dreamed of leaving at the last minute to travel, so I took this opportunity when it presented itself. So one week later, I took off from Paris to the US for a short layover, before landing in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica.

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10 places to visit in The Netherlands

Have you ever been to the Netherlands? The country is known as one of the smallest in the world. It is also a very understated country. In this article, we would like to give you a small impression about The Netherlands by showing 10 very nice places.

I am sure you have ever heard about the country with all the mills where everyone should wear clogs, ahum, the Dutch cheese and all the fields filled with tulips.

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Galicia landscape

Discovering Galicia – Natural Landscapes

Galicia is one of the most unknown regions of Spain. However, when you visit it for first time, you will remember it for its landscapes, people and gastronomy. Galicia is located in the north west of Spain and it has a total area of 11,418.7 sq m with 1,030 m of coastline. Galicia is the seventh largest autonomous community of Spain and has two official languages: Galician and Spanish.

In this article, we are going to present some of the most impressive natural landscapes to enjoy yourself and discover all the charm this autonomous community has to offer.

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