Culture

Birthday Gifts: This Year, A Book; The Helicopter Will Come Next

I received a book today, two weeks after my birthday. I could say it is gorgeous, but exact word may be tasty, or something that tastes so good that one wants to save it for somo special occasion. As I don’t know when will that occasion come, I didn’t resist nor felt sorry: I opened [...]


In Porto, Art & Culture Should Go With Port Wine, Not With Whisky

The Miguel Bombarda Street, in the center of city of Porto, is known by its high concentration of art galleries. Gradually, during last decade, houses and old shops were remodeled into areas dedicated to the art. But just lately some effort has been put in the promotion and advertising of this space. A sign of [...]


Vines in the Parque Natural del Garraf – Catalonia

While I was spending my two weeks of vacation in August, and during the five-days period I was in Catalonia (autonomic region in the northeast of Spain) I did a trip through the Natural Parc of Garraf. The purpose was to visit the Palau Novella Museum, to know a little bit more about the culture [...]


S. João da Pesqueira: Genuine Douro

São João da Pesqueira (which literally means Saint John of the Fishing Town) is located two hours away from Porto and 4 hours away from Madrid, in the heart of the Douro Valley (see map). I discovered this small town 4 years ago after meeting Oscar (Jr). I am from Barcelona (Spain) so this was [...]