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Brittany, who said bad weather? There are places where winter, rain, cold or wind do not detract from their appeal. This is the case of the beautiful French coast of Brittany. At this time you will be able to observe the phenomenon of great tides in the town of Dinard, a natural viewpoint on steep cliffs; on the island of Ouessant, when the sun sets, the guardians of the sea appear. You’ll recognize them by the twinkling lights of more than 15 lighthouses and beacons that dot the dangerous Iroise Sea. In winter you can feast on oysters at Cancale, famous for its quality, or for beer at Landrévarzec.

An alpine refuge to be in luxury before and after skiing

Lodge Ski & Spa, in Sierra Nevada.

The charming alpine-style boutique hotel Lodge Ski & Spa, located at the foot of the slopes in the captivating Sierra Nevada landscape, opens its doors this Saturday to the delight of lovers of snow and luxury. This exclusive mountain refuge at more than 2,000 m high has a terrace ski-in/out, heated outdoor pool, spa, gym and four restaurants in a sophisticated setting. Deluxe double room from 380 euros.

Attention to signs: places that are not what they seem

Santa Claus (Indiana)

A sign, a peculiar name, we take the photo, we laugh and we pass by, but know that if you do it in front of the Santa Claus sign, it is an Indiana town; Obama is not a town in honor of the former president, but a coastal city in Japan whose name means small beach, and in Drama they do not live in a perpetual Greek tragedy but is considered a dream city. Find out where to stay on

Discover five iconic sites during the Cold War

Puente Glienicke
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Sunday marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the Cold War between the US and the former USSR. A stage of more than four decades of maximum tension that brought the world to the brink of confrontation and that had its iconic places, now tourist claims. The booking platform Musement collects some of them. The most famous, Checkpoint Charlie (Berlin), was a border crossing between the two Germanies, only passable for military personnel and high officials; the Glienicke bridge (Postdam), or bridge of spies, served for the exchange of agents caught red-handed by the enemy.

In the Hofdi house (Reykjavik) the unsuccessful negotiations on the use of ballistic missiles were held. Bunker 42 (Moscow) was a fortress 65 m underground to protect Soviet commanders from a nuclear attack. The submarine Growler (New York), belonging to the Pacific fleet, had the mission of dissuading Moscow from using nuclear material.

Eight out of ten Spaniards plan to make at least one trip in winter

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86% of Spaniards will travel during this winter, the vast majority of them will distribute their getaways between weekends (37%) and the December bridge (22%), according to the conclusions of the study by Winter travel trends 2019-2020 from TripAdvisor. Christmas (15%) and New Years (13%) are other dates chosen to travel. 56% prefer national destinations and 44% will go abroad. 33% affirm that they will give a trip in these parties.

The offer

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498 euros It costs the flight to Xi’An from Spain with Finnair. The Chinese city is famous for its life-size terracotta warriors. The airline applies the offer for purchases until December 2 that allow travel in economy from Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga (1,298 euros in business) from December 30, 2019 to June 2020.

Gastronomic tracks

The best Iberian acorn has its own name and limited edition

As a tapa, in a sandwich, adding value to other dishes, ham is one of our most international products. The award-winning Monte Nevado Añada 2014 is considered the best 100% Iberian acorn. A ham with a unique aroma and flavor and a careful preparation piece by piece. Limited edition, RRP 1,150 euros.

Habana Club 1519, a unique rum for a historic date

Havana Club 1519
Havana Club 1519.

The legendary Cuban rum Havana Club launches the limited edition Havana Club 1519 to commemorate the fifth centenary of the Cuban capital. An exceptional and exclusive blend made from the brand’s reserve of unique rums. 500 individually numbered bottles, one for each Havana year. RRP 4,361.32 euros.


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