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Re: Catalunya: What to Know Before You Go

Travel Rob ·
Great piece! Thanks for sharing why the Catalan language is so important. I'll make sure to learn a few words before my next trip.
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Re: Catalunya: What to Know Before You Go

Ava ·
How timely! I was just in Catalunya this past week on a trip to visit PortAventura World and Tarragona. I loved experiencing the local culture - and previous to my trip I had no idea that Spain wasn't more homogeneous.
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Re: Catalunya: What to Know Before You Go

DrFumblefinger ·
Speak about timely -- I leave for Barcelona next weekend! Thanks for the great post, Olivia.
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Re: Catalunya: What to Know Before You Go

PHeymont ·
Barcelona's one of my favorite destinations...thanks not only for taking me back, but for helping me see better part of what attracts me!
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RoadWorrier ·
Hey, really beautiful pix! Love to hear more about food and all!
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Bobbies on the Beat in Spain's Ibiza

PHeymont ·
Spanish authorities on the Balearic Islands vacation spot of Ibiza have arranged for a dozen British police to work with Spanish Civil Guards this summer when British tourism is at its height. The idea is that the British cops, who will have free...
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Rome's Spanish Steps closed for makeover

PHeymont ·
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck meet on the Spanish Steps in Roman Holiday (1953)   Rome has gotten more than its share of criticism in recent years for poorly-maintained monuments, but the pendulum may be swinging the other way. The iconic...
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Rome's Spanish Steps re-open...with a spat

PHeymont ·
Bulgari paid for renovations; head of company calls tourists 'barbarians' and wants steps fenced off at night.
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Catalunya: What to Know Before You Go

oliviardiamond ·
Despite eras of repression, the Catalan language and a strong feeling toward independence persist in Catalonia and its capital, Barcelona.
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Black Friday News: Florida claims first Thanksgiving

PHeymont ·
Thanksgiving 1565 in Florida   Yesterday was Thanksgiving in the U.S., and for those who thought about its history rather than then turkey or the football, it probably involved reflection on the events of 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  ...
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Will sunken treasure mean more tourists for Colombia?

PHeymont ·
Colombia has found a 1708 shipwreck, believed to be the most valuable sunken treasure ever, off the coast of Cartagena. The treasure is worth $2 billion or more, and has been the object of searches and claims almost since the day the ship, the San Jose, was sunk by a British ship that was trying to take its cargo. Now that Colombia's President has announced the find, can gold- and thrill-seeking scuba divers be far behind? Even the chance of a doubloon or two might be enough to perk up...
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Here's a chance to really dig Spain!

PHeymont ·
A team of British archeologists is using crowdfunding to finance an excavation in a Spanish Iron Age hill fort, and to recruit willing diggers.
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Re: Bobbies on the Beat in Spain's Ibiza

GarryRF ·
I love the way you Americans call our British Cops "Bobbies" It's awesome !
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Re: Bobbies on the Beat in Spain's Ibiza

PHeymont ·
Has that gone out of style? It's what we were always told you call them (when not calling them something worse)! Here, from Brittanica: derivation of name Scotland Yard The London police force was created in 1829 by an act introduced in Parliament by the home secretary, Sir Robert Peel (hence the nicknames “bobbies” and “peelers” for policemen). This police force replaced the old system of watchmen and eventually supplanted the River (Thames) Police and the Bow Street patrols, the latter a...
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Re: Bobbies on the Beat in Spain's Ibiza

GarryRF ·
Haven't heard the name "Bobbies" ( on bicycles two by two) since Roger Miller sang about it in the 60s. We have a long list of things that have been attributed to us. Things that belong in a time capsule. But it keeps the tourists happy ! I love researching the origins of words. A word you use in the US more than we do. "Sherriff" has its origins in the English middle ages. But from where ?
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Re: Bobbies on the Beat in Spain's Ibiza

GarryRF ·
Just as I suspected Paul ! The History of Britain you quote is written by Paul R. Josephson Visiting Associate Professor of History, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts Without leaving the comfort of his leather chair ! Obviously ...
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Re: Black Friday News: Florida claims first Thanksgiving

Travel Rob ·
The debate in Florida too is which city is actually the nations oldest. St Augustine claims it is because it's the oldest continuously occupied city by European settlers. Some in Pensacola, claim their city is because they were settled before St. Augustine.
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Re: Will sunken treasure mean more tourists for Colombia?

DrFumblefinger ·
Great story! I would presume the Columbians have their treasure ship under pretty tight wraps, but that won't stop a few treasure hunters from trying to scavenge a bit of it for themselves. Has the makings of a great movie.
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Re: Will sunken treasure mean more tourists for Colombia?

PHeymont ·
There was actually a commercial salvor who tried to lay claim to this one a few years ago, before it was actually located...and there are some who think the treasure belongs to Spain!
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