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Spain is located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula and is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay and to the northwest and west by the Atlantic Ocean and Portugal.

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Events

February 12-18, 2018 Semana de Viajes Responsables (Responsible Travel Week) #rtweek18

Recommended Listening

Who invented the corridor and why? - The corridor has an interesting architectural history - very different from a pathway and a hallway. So when did a corridor come into existence and why?

Rilke in Ronda - In late 1912, German poet Rainer Maria Rilke had a titanic case of writer’s block. Unable to find poetic inspiration, he left his home in Paris and travelled to Ronda, a spectacular town in the mountains of Andalusia. Tom Mortontraces Rilke’s steps more than 100 years later.

The Soul of Spain

Headlines: 2015 Election

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/12/20/world/europe/ap-eu-spain-election.html

More Headlines
http://www.granadahoy.com/article/granada/2052890/patrimonio/vs/turismo/masas.html
Pintxo Bars: Spain’s Social Network - Transitions Abroad - @irvingnick @TransAbroad (Outbounding)
A Dead Elephant Was the Beginning of the End for Spain’s King
Olive Picking and Traditional Cooking in Hidden Andalucía
Spain-is-beyond-doomed-the-2-scariest-unemployment-charts-ever - The Atlantic
http://skift.com/2013/05/13/a-fourth-of-spains-tourism-workers-lost-jobs-to-the-recession
Budget Travel Bliss in Spain
Protests in Spain – “We are not afraid”

Travel and Tourism

Spain the the third most visited country in the world, a very popular destination among Northern Europeans. During the 60s, Spain started pioneering mass tourism with basically one product: sol y playa (sun and beach). This together with the cheap prices and local culture, proved success in attracting an increasing number of tourists España received 52 million tourists, who spent 53.000 million USD in 2009 (statistics).

Despite the big amount of tourists, just a few places in Spain are highly touristy: along the Mediterranean coast, especially Costa del Sol, Costa Brava, Costa Blanca, etc.. This areas have undergone an intense process of construction linked to tourism during the construction boom in the decade of 2010 (burbuja inmobiliaria). This lead to an intense pressure on the Mediterranean coast nature and traditional fishing culture. The civil society reacted against the intense construction and Greenpeace started to annually publish its report Destrucción a toda costa (Destruction at the coast). However, the rhythm of construction only slowed down when the construction bubble exploded, leaving thousands unemployed.

Ecotourism in Spain
Guide to sustainable destinations. Protected areas and companies awarded the European Charter of Sustainable Tourism
Ecoturismo Agroturismo en España

Walking routes in Spain
Each of the 205 walks in the Spanish mountains is accompanied by a detailed description, map, contour profile, GPS waypoints, slide show, photos, driving instructions and a road map. There are also photo sets on more than 1200 plants, which you encounter along these hiking routes.

Rural Tourism

http://www.holidayrural.com - https://twitter.com/turismoruralru



Wiki

Barcelona

Apps

Ecotourist in Spain
http://www.travindy.com/2015/08/new-app-aims-to-boost-spanish-ecotourism-to-protected-areas

Facebook

Ecoturismo Agroturismo en España
Viaje a la Sostenibilidad

twitter

@EcoturSpain
@el_pais
@atasteofspain
@Iberia_en
@buenosviajeros
@visiting_spain
https://twitter.com/SpainCultureUSA
https://twitter.com/ElSoldAntequera

Editing

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Madrid

Wikipedia

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Instagram



Food



Government

The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), within Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, designs, implements, and mnages the country’s policies and programs for development cooperation. It does this in coordination with the State Department for International Cooperation. The AECID is firmly committed to imprve the quality and the effectiveness of aid. Through the Spanish Strategy for Cooperation with Indigenous Peoples, AECID also has a specialized technical unit, the Indigenous Program, which is part of the commitment of Spain to promote quality cooperation that meets the needs and demands of indigenous peoples and to guide all the cooperation activities in this field.

Literature

http://www.perezreverte.com
http://www.perezreverte.com/libro/48/el-capitan-alatriste
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arturo_P%C3%A9rez-Reverte

News

El Pais - Babelia - Deportes - Medio Ambiente
http://www.thelocal.es

NGOs
Accion por un turismo responsable - ATR
ALBASUD
Alter Nativas

Parks

Parks/Catalonia
http://reddeparquesnacionales.mma.es/parques/picos/index.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picos_de_Europa_National_Park

Nature

http://ambienta45.es - http://ambienta45.es/activ-seniors
http://cectalksnature.org/members-in-action-articles/activseniors-connects-tourism-health-and-nature-for-the-benefit-of-all
@ACuarentaycinco

Transport

http://www.viasverdes.com - http://twitter.com/viasverdes_ffe

Recent Events

October 4-10 Salamanca Wild 10 - Make the World a Wilder Place
http://www.wild.org/blog/wild10-save-the-date

Antequera

http://www.andalucia.com/antequera/home.htm

Asturias

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asturias
http://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Asturias



Cáceres

https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/extremadura?source=feed_text&story_id=918093288281723
https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/extremadura?source=feed_text&story_id=918093288281723&hc_location=ufi
https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/c%C3%A1ceres?source=feed_text&story_id=918093288281723
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/spain/extremadura/caceres
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%A1ceres,_Spain

Canary Islands

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canary_Islands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenerife
http://www.gobcan.es
http://www.turismodecanarias.com
http://www.ecoturismocanarias.com

Canary Islands: Lanzarote

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanzarote
http://lanzaroteretreats.com - http://twitter.com/lanzretreats
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/travel/2011/0910/1224303805307.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanzarote - http://lanzaroteretreats.com

Cuenca

http://www.turismocuenca.com

Gijón

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gij%C3%B3n
http://www.abc.es/agencias/noticia.asp?noticia=1308040

Madrid

El árbol más antiguo de Madrid es mexicano
Hotel Mora, Paseo de Prado - https://foursquare.com/venue/22225044

Murcia

http://murciatoday.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murcia

Peratallada

Peratallada is a town in the municipality of Forallac, in the county of Baix Empordà, in Catalonia, Spain.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nostalgie101/sets/72157622593443809

Ronda

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronda

Extremadura

Local tourism association http://fextur.wordpress.com/

Mallorca

This island is a cycling paradise with enough flat land and challenging mountains for any taste, with loads of sunshine: Cycling in Mallorca
Great coastal and mountain landscape on flickr

San Sebastián

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Sebasti%C3%A1n
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/spain/aragon-basque-country-and-navarra/san-sebastian

Seville

Sevilla 5
Seville is the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain. It is the capital of Andalucia.
Moorish influence is architectonically most evident - Andalucia was occupied by Moors for about 800 years.
The fertility of this land and its favorised climate with mild winters and about 3,000 hours of sun per year encouraged the Phoenicians and Carthaginians to settle here. Later came the Romans. Two of their emperors, Trajan and Hadrian, were born here.

Seville was the home of famous and infamous figures of history, the legendary "Don Juan" started from here to conquer the hearts of women across all Europe, while Columbus started from a port close to Seville to discover a new world. Prosper Merimée's "Carmen", who couldn't make her decision between the officer Don José and the bullfighter Escamillo - the consequences you can watch still today in opera houses - was a worker in Seville's old tobacco factory. By the way, this factory serves today as a university. ||
http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/may/24/seville-city-guide-day-in-alameda-macarena-spain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seville

http://roadsandkingdoms.com/5-oclock-somewhere/the-oldest-bar-in-seville

Valencia

http://www.valencia.es

Veta La Palma

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veta_La_Palma
http://www.vetalapalma.es
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/dan_barber_how_i_fell_in_love_with_a_fish.html

Vitoria-Gasteiz

Vitoria-Gasteiz, founded in 1181, is second in size (only to Bilbao) in the Basque Country, and has some 240,000 people currently inhabiting this gem in northern Spain. Vitoria-Gasteiz is the capital of the Álava province and of the Basque Country. The city will hold the title of European Green Capital in 2012.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitoria-Gasteiz

Zaragoza

http://www.zaragoza.es
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaragoza

Spain-US

http://www.spainculture.us/
https://twitter.com/SpainCultureUSA
The Spain-USA Foundation together with the Embassy of Spain, present SPAIN arts & culture, your source of Spanish culture in the U.S.


misc

http://www.elmundoecologico.es