12 Things to Know Traveling in Spain

Seafood display at Vinitus
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The afternoon siesta is not in Spain’s history yet. Shops and businesses in most of the smaller cities and villages, and even some in the bigger cities, close for 2-4 hours starting between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. The hours vary from shop to shop. The staff is out to lunch or running personal errands. Lunch

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Madeira Carnival

Madeira Carnival Gala at Pestana Casino Resort, Funchal, Madeira
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Madeira, like most of Portugal, comes to life with Carnival the week before Lent to celebrate the coming of Spring and to have the last fun fling before the traditional somber period of Lent. The parties and parades of Madeira Carnival last for more than a week and conclude the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday with a

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Iceland – Land of Fire and Ice

Diamond Beach
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— It took some convincing to get Rick to agree that we should start our Travel Adventure in Iceland. “Who leaves Canada in January to go to Iceland?” “How many places are colder than Ontario Canada in January?” Well, Siberia probably. But news that the Aurora Borealis (aka Northern Lights) were most visible in winter

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