The Road Past Hana Maui

Kau’iki Hill – Hana Maui

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It’s easy to drive the road to Hana and see all the beauty along the way, but it’s hard to imagine what it was like living here in ancient times.  I’ve been on all kinds of tours all over the world.  I enjoy them because as a photographer and writer, it’s wonderful to have a […]

Rubaiyat’s Feijoada

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RUBAIYAT’s FEIJOADA (CAN BE ENJOYED IN MADRID, RIO DE JANIERO & SAO PAULO) 1 kilo of black turtle beans or pinto beans ( often called Alubias ) or white Cannelli beans ( NOTE: In Northwest Portugal Feijoada is made with white beans, in the Northeast it is made with red kidney beans and each family […]

History of Hotel InterContinental

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    Translated By: M. Alexandria Cintrano – CELTA TEFL and published journalist Hotel InterContinental Madrid – An everlasting and growing five star luxury hotel and our privileged proposal regarding the 21st millennium. HISTORICAL FACTS The Hotel InterContinental Madrid is profoundly steeped in history. In the 18th century, the property was purchased by Marqués de […]

“Criadillas” AKA: Rocky Mountain Oysters or Potatoes?

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We’re crazy for criadillas! There are two types of criadillas in Spain, one is flora and one is fauna. Let’s start with the fauna first. Spanish bulls are known for their fierceness in the ring and their testicles are fantastic when done up in the fryer! Affectionately known in the USA as “bull’s balls” or […]

Wildlife in Fiji – A Fruit Bat Eating Papaya

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There are a lot of great things about Fiji like the scuba diving, the fishing and incredible people.  One of the things not really known or thought about is the tasty papaya.  The fruit bats love them a lot and will be out day or night eating them up.  Check out this one getting his […]

The Guardians of Spanish Heritage – The Parador Hotels

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Sweet Dreams Are Made Of These Since 1928, the Spanish government at the initiative of Marqués Vega Inclán, King Alfonso XIII  opened the first Hotel Parador of Tourism in the heart of the Gredos Mountain range in Navarredonda de Gredos, Ávila.  For the last 82 years, the Parador Hotel Network has been rescuing ancient hilltop […]

Monastic Splendour On The Silver Route

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Ancient Architectural Gems Ages before the construction of this majestic monastery, monks were already residing behind the Parish church of San Miguel in what was once called The Santo Domingo Viejo. The community’s relocation to the new monastery took place while Fray Alfonso Maldonado was friar in 1477. Historians have traditionally attributed their sacred miracles […]

Fabled Castle Dropt From Heaven

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Located in the county of La Vera, Cáceres, snuggly nestled in the Gredos Mountain Range, the XV century restored castle of Emperor Carlos V, the royal gem of the Renaissance awaits you. Emperor Carlos V was the most powerful man in the world during his reign and resided in this historic 15th century castle for […]