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LANZAROTE, CANARY ISLANDS: THE ART OF CESAR MANRIQUE

The alluring paradise of Lanzarote in the Spanish archipelago of the Canary Islands offers stunning views as well as intriguing art, architecture, and wind sculptures. Join Iris Brooks and Jon H. Davis of Northern Lights Studio as they explore this intriguing island off the northwest coast of Africa. Visit www.NLScreativemedia.com

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Overlander.tv - Way of Saint James Documentary Preview

Overlander.tv - Way of Saint James Documentary Preview

The Camino was the hardest and most amazing thing I have ever done. Where do…moreThe Camino was the hardest and most amazing thing I have ever done. Where do I start? -The history of the place is unbelievable...one night I stayed in a 12th century Refugio. The way even predates Christianity as it was used by the Celts following the Milky Way. -The people, I met people from all round the world, all doing the Camino for their own personal reason. The comradeship and friendships you make on the way are fantastic What did I get out of it? I took my video camera and have shot a doco. I lugged 18 kg of gear for nearly 800 km over 34 days...I lost 8 kilos Was it a spiritual experience? Yes, I started from square one with my belief system. I see the Camino as a purification process, a purification of body and of mind. Some say there are 3 stages, the physical, the mental or emotional and the spiritual. Physical - go thru pain, blisters etc, ends in a euphoric feeling similar to a runners high. Mental or emotional - when you hit the flat lands of the meseta between Burgos and Leon you've been walking for about 2 weeks and it is no longer fun, the distances between towns can be as much as 18 kms, Anything that doesn't allow you to be 'in the moment' acts as a distraction, e.g. looking at your watch, wanting a coffee in the next town. All the problem areas of your life well up in you and you are tested, many return to old addictions, for me cigarettes. This staged ends with a feeling of being 'in the moment' and appreciating the nature around you, meditating. Spiritual - The Camino becomes a walking meditation, you feel in tune with nature and I myself felt protected (by god) You learn to 'go with the flow' and not so much impose your own will on the happenings of the day. you start to realize a lot of your worries are your own making. I also had a miracle happen which informed me there is a god, my whole belief system has changed....I no longer believe in the term sin, but I do believe we make mistakes, have the free will to make mistakes and that even thinking a negative thought takes us away from our relationship with our creator. less

El Poble Espanyol, Barcelona, Spain

El Poble Espanyol, Barcelona, Spain

El Poble Espanyol is one of Barcelona's most fascinating attractions. Built for…moreEl Poble Espanyol is one of Barcelona's most fascinating attractions. Built for the 1929 World Expo as an authentic walled village, it replicates the best of Spain's different architectural styles and all its regions. You'll find top artisan workshops, restaurants, museums, music, events and a wonderful Treasure Hunt for children. Its cobbled streets and plazas are free of cars making it ideal for family outings. Enjoy a fantastic view of Barcelona from its Sculpture Garden. El Poble Espanyol is a wonderful way to obtain a taste of Spain -- all in one day! less

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Four major museums, a world-class botanical garden, and culinary delicacies whe…moreFour major museums, a world-class botanical garden, and culinary delicacies whet one’s appetite through this enticing taste of the alluring arts district of the Paseo del Prado in Madrid. Join Iris Brooks and Jon H. Davis of Northern Lights Studio as they explore Spain’s vibrant capital city in a cultural feast for all the senses. less

La Barceloneta

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Halloween in BCN (La castanyada)

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While almost the whole world is celebrating Halloween, in Catalonia and Barcelo…moreWhile almost the whole world is celebrating Halloween, in Catalonia and Barcelona we celebrate la Castanyada: "castanyes", "panellets", Gina has everything ready. Do you want to know what is it about? less

Les Rambles at Barcelona

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Les Rambles is the most colourful place in Barcelona. It is always full of peop…moreLes Rambles is the most colourful place in Barcelona. It is always full of people walking up and down, either tourists or not. The human statues, the animals, the flowers… All of them make a big impression in every visitor. And guess what! Les Rambles have a special fountain called Canaletes. It isn’t just where we celebrate all of FC Barcelona’s victories. It has something magical… less

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Armani/Fifth Avenue

Armani/Fifth Avenue

10 BEST STORES Just a few blocks from Central Park in New York City, in the …more10 BEST STORES Just a few blocks from Central Park in New York City, in the center of one of the most famous shopping districts in the world, sits the American flagship store for one of the most well known clothing brands in the world, Armani. One of the largest stores on 5th Avenue, it is clearly identifiable either day or night by its elaborate exterior design, which at night features lights throughout the store windows. Which is only fitting for a brand that has become synonymous with style and class around the world to be seen by everyone any time of the day. The four-story behemoth, which takes up 43,000 square feet, opened its doors in February 2009. It was designed by the architecture firm of Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas (also responsible for the design of Armani stores in Hong Kong and Japan). There are two distinctive features that separate the 5th Avenue Armani store from the other fashion stores, one being the high-end restaurant that sits atop the store. It gives a reason for people to visit the store even if they are not particularly interested in shopping and it remains open after the retail part of the store, with an express elevator that runs to it after the rest of the store has closed. The other standout feature comes courtesy of the store’s architects, which is the dramatic spiral steel staircase sitting in the center that echoes in its sweeping curves the design of the Guggenheim Museum. This alone makes it worth a visit. If the brand name, Armani were not enough, these unique factor make the Armani store on 5th Avenue one of the top stores in New York City. Besides the architectural aspect there are also the stylish offerings in men's, women's and children's clothing plus home furnishings and chocolates. It has just about everything one would need to dress themselves in some of the finest clothes on the planet and live the Armani experience of style. 10 BEST STORES is a series featuring, in the editor' s opinion, the top 10 stores in a given City. less

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Morocco: Oussaden Magical Tour

Morocco: Oussaden Magical Tour

7 hours from New York is Casablanca, a bustling metropolis. Its must-see site…more 7 hours from New York is Casablanca, a bustling metropolis. Its must-see site is the spectacular King Hasan Mosque built right on the Atlantic coast and the second largest in the world after Mecca. The next stop is Rabat, the present capital of Morocco. Plenty to see. Not to be missed is the great Mohammed V Mausoleum with the Hassan Tower. The Medina with its Andalusian blue walls. The Atlantic beaches are wide and pristine. In 1500 bc The Phoenicians used Asilah it as trading port. the Portuguese came in the 15th century and staid for 300 years leaving military fortification. Its position on the Atlantic makes it a great fishing port. Tangier is an international city on the northern tip of Morocco in direct view of Spain. It has access to both Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, and is a major cruiseship port. After A circle of writers, artists and Hollywood stars converged to Tangiers after WWII and a made it a fashionable spot. The world came to watch the action from its sidewalk cafes in the medina. Among the luxury hotels in Tangiers is the 5 star Movenpick on the Mediterranean side with luxurious amenities and superb Moroccan cuisine. Moroccan cuisine is very diverse with influences from Berber, Mediterranean and Arab cuisines. Cape Spartel faces the strait of Gilbratar and is considered the northernmost point of the African continent. The Hercules grotto nearby fill up at high tide. The entrance of this mythical place has the shape of an upside map of Africa. Further east on the mediterranean a and Cabo Negro and Martil, cities of endless beaches facing the pristine waters of the Mediterranean. Chefchaouen.is surrounded for miles by olive groves is This is also one of the busiest mountain markets town. The Andalousian architecture of white and blue houses can be found in the kasbah and its gardens, at the center of the medina. This is also a dying and weaving center. The famous djellaba, the long garment worn by the men and women of North Africa, was created here. We stop at the Holy City Of Moulay Idriss where the founder of Islam is buried. His tomb is a pilgrimage site for Muslims. Close by is the beautifully preserved archaeological site of the Roman city of Volubilis. From here on to the Imperial City of Meknes. Sultan Moulay spared no expense in creating this jewel of a city, building 40 kilometers of walls, an artificial lake and Bab Mansour, the grandest of all gates in Morocco on the big square which rivals Marrakech with its theatrical events. Fez, was the first Imperial City built in 790 A.D. by Moulay Idriss II. This is the world last surviving Medieval city with great monuments and a sprawling a Medina with the oldest tanneries in the world. Fez is also known for great shopping in its bustling souks. Great accommodations can be found in the Riads, old historic Moroccan homes converted to Hotels. Fez is the home of Oussaden tours one of the premier travel agencies in Morocco with office in Fez and New York The drive to the Sahara is 300 miles over the dramatic Atlas Mountains. Here great Moroccan specialties like tagine and cous cous can be tasted in restaurants along the mountains. Erfoud is the beginning of the Sahara. Great empty spaces populated by camels with occasional encampments of nomadic people. A four wheel drive is necessary to get to the the sand dunes of Merzouga. Overnight in a Berber Bivouac sleeping under the stars in the desert. sunrise comes while gliding on camelback on the golden sands of the Sahara . This is truly Spectacular. And a big surprise is the luxurious Breakfast at the bivouac. We drive to Zagora in the Dra Valley at the edge of the desert surrounded by oasis and Casbahs like Tifoultoute, ancient fortified towns still inhabited today Ouarzazate has the sprawling and impressive Atlas Film Studios where Gladiator and Kundun were filmed. In Marrakech a visit to the monumental Saadian Tombs is a must. The great Mosque needs to be seen. And then the Medina has some of the best shopping anywhere.. But the big story is in Djemaa Elfna, a grand open theater with storytellers, fire eaters, snake-charmers and endless open-air restaurants. Food stalls display the great variety of dishes of Moroccan cuisine. Taroudant is an ancient city in the south with the feel of an old market town. Local women grind a nut with healing properties called argan used to make cosmetic creams. Taroudant with its rug weaving and crafts tradition is a great shopping stop. Agadir is a resort town on the southern Atlantic with beaches that go on forever and endless luxury hotels. It is also one of the busiest fishing ports in North Africa, Next stop Essaouira, an 800 year old Atlantic port with a massive fort and charming café’s and restaurants. El Jadida with beautiful Atlantic beaches was a Portuguese settlement from the 15th to the 18th century and it is heavily surrounded by fortified walls. Last stop back in Casablanca. This hectic city slows down on the week-end and this is the last chance to experience the relaxed Moroccan way of life before returning home. Oussaden Tours provides guaranteed escorted tours, private tours and Jewish heritage tours and excursions from any main city in Morocco Contact: www.oussadentours.com info@oussadentours.com less

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