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Where Not to Take a Selfie

 This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on October 12, 2015. Last month, a 66-year-old Japanese tourist was taking a selfie at the Taj Mahal when he tripped down a flight

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Interview: John Schellhase of Venture Spain

Travel blogs about Spain abound the blogosphere. But John Schellhase of Venture Spain takes a different approach, digging a bit deeper than just tapas and flamenco. While Venture Spain highlights different

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I’m on a podcast!

My favorite places in Barcelona, the blog, Catalan independence! I had fun talking to Pilar Orti about these things on the Spain Uncovered podcast. Pilar is Spanish and is based in London. On her podcast,

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The Visionary Urban Design of the Eixample District, Barcelona

Five years ago, when I moved to Sant Antoni, a neighborhood in the Eixample district (pronounced ‘eshampla’), I was overwhelmed by the endless blocks and blocks of buildings. And on each block,

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Ten Reasons Why Barcelona is a Smart City

Barcelona is the first city in Spain coined a “Smart City” and is named the fifth overall in Europe in 2013 ahead of Paris, Stockholm, and London. And with all the noise about the Mobile World Congress

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