Spain

Catalan Civil Society Has Rewritten The Catalan Political Agenda

Joan Gonzalez Fabra | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Joan Gonzalez Fabra

The independence process in Catalonia comes from the people. The turning point occurred in 2010 when the Spanish Constitutional Court (TC) handed down a ruling on the Catalan Statute of Autonomy, ruining the chances of a legal accommodation for Catalonia within Spain and of a loyal working relationship.

6 Marvellous Michelin Destinations For Fanatical Foodies

Booking.com | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada Travel
Booking.com

For many foodies, visiting a Michelin-starred restaurant is not only a highlight of their trip; it's often the primary reason to travel in the first place. From super-star gourmet capitals to hidden gastronomic gems, these delicious destinations will have your mouth watering in no time.

The Balearic Islands: Mediterranean's Gemstones

Niloufer Mavalvala | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Travel
Niloufer Mavalvala

Made up of Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza, and Formentera and numerous other islets, the Balearic archipelago lies southeast of Spain surrounded by the glistening waters of the Mediterranean. We recently visited Majorca (Mallorca) to enjoy the sun, sand and emerald waters that surround this gem of an island.

17 Real-Life Game Of Thrones Locations

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

The much-anticipated sixth season of the Emmy-award-winning HBO show Game of Thrones premieres on Sunday. While most people will be on the edge of their seats wondering what really happened to Jon Snow, we find ourselves watching and wondering how to visit the fantastical, real-life filming locations that serve as part of the Seven Kingdoms.

Spanish Civil Servant Skipped Work For 6 Years, Got Paid Anyway

CP | Alan Clendenning & Ciaran Giles, The Associated Press | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada

Officials were about to honour him for 20 years of service when they realized no one had seen him.

Vitoria-Gasteiz: Spain's Green Capital Is Made For Walking

Dylan Thompson | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada Impact
Dylan Thompson

Vitoria Gasteiz is a very compact city of 250,000 people and because of its geographical density you are never more than three kilometres from downtown, no matter where you live. But in spite of its compact form, Vitoria-Gasteiz used to have a twelve-lane roadway that ran right through its heart. Then planners did something other cities only talk about.

Europeans Have The Power To Defeat CETA

Sujata Dey | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Business
Sujata Dey

I cannot help thinking that, while countries rush to sign trade deals such as CETA and the new TransPacific Partnership, they cannot seem to get a binding climate change agreement. Very little at the UN or in previous climate conferences has been binding. CETA and TPP are both major trade deals that must be fought.

The Symbolism Within Spain's New Legal Marrying Age

G(irls)20 | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

Alone, this law may not directly change much; it should go hand in hand with the support of more institutional and legal framework aimed at providing women with space and time to pursue their education and general development free of external pressures.

CETA: The Canadian People's Voice In Europe

Sujata Dey | Posted 11.01.2015 | Canada Business
Sujata Dey

A delegation from the Council of Canadians led by the organization's National Chairperson, Maude Barlow will also be going to Europe. This week, the Council of Canadians is launching an eight-country, two-month European tour to explain to European leaders the pitfalls of CETA.

7 Affordable Destinations to Visit This October

Allison Eberle | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

So it's getting cold and the air conditioners are off as you settle in for a cold winter, but it doesn't have to be the end of sunny adventures. There are tons of amazing destinations that you will fall in love with this October. With beautiful weather and for even better prices than you may have realized, here's to planning your next vacation!

From Seed to Symposium in Ireland

Rebecca LeHeup | Posted 08.20.2016 | Canada Travel
Rebecca LeHeup

As a lover of food, and a tourism professional, the fall holds a special place in my heart. The summer air cools, the season's bounty is gathered and celebrations abound. This fall, I'm particularly excited because I'm also returning to Galway, Ireland for the inaugural Food On The Edge Symposium -- where I'll experience a second harvest, of an idea planted by Chef Jp McMahon.

How to Make the Most Out of 7 Days in Madrid (on a Budget)

Desi Globetrotter | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Travel
Desi Globetrotter

If it cost the same, what would you rather spend: seven days in San Francisco, or seven days in Madrid? I know what my husband and I chose for our special occasion vacation. Here are my travel tips so you can create special memories abroad with your loved ones too-on a budget and without sacrificing your travel experience.

Travelling Through the Lens of Canada's Top Instagrammers

Trivago.ca | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

It's safe to say this year's winter definitely had us looking forward to spring! We may have theoretically passed that long-awaited first day of spring, but in Canada, Mother Nature doesn't seem to be ready to give up with grace. To beat back our late winter blues, we rounded up top Canadian Instagrammers who've been capturing the beauty of Canada and the rest of the world, whatever the season.

5 Reasons to Pack Your Bags and Go to Spain

Marissa Anwar | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Travel
Marissa Anwar

The magnificent 1,000 year old mosque in Cordoba is one of the country's best attractions. If you like art, Spain boasts one of the largest art galleries in the world -- The Museum of El Prado, in Madrid. The museum is home to more than 8,000 paintings and works of art by the country's famous artists like Pablo Picasso, César Manrique, Goya, Velazquez and Salvador Dalí.

Has Technology Ruined the Romance of Travel?

Heather Magee | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada Travel
Heather Magee

I now travel with a smartphone and like many of us, I'm completely guilty of being connected while away. It's nice to check-in for a flight on your way to the airport or book hotels on the fly. Yet it's hard to be fully aware of your surroundings while you're so busy capturing them to brag to everyone at home.

8 Unmissable Sites (and Sounds) in Spain

Sara Graham | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada Travel
Sara Graham

Seeking Summer in Spain? Here are 8 things you don't want to leave off the itinerary. Now that I have officially relocated to Prague, I have all sort...

Did Facebook Censor Me For Being Pro-Choice?

Erika Lust | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Living
Erika Lust

"Page unpublished ... flagged for self harm ... What?" Don't get me wrong, as a director of adult film, I've been temporarily suspended from Facebook a few times. But my community manager pointed out that the pro-choice banner I had published a month ago was nowhere to be found. In English it reads "My pussy, my rules: free and accessible abortion." This image alone generated 1,200 comments -- 17,500 likes -- and was shared 29,000 times. That is, until enough members found the image offensive to their beliefs and flagged it, and Facebook subsequently dubbed it "self harm."

10 Destinations You'll Want To Go Next

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel

(Relaxnews) - Relaxed travel rules to Cuba have resulted in a record number of Americans travelling to the island country over the last few years and ...

Residents New and Old Deserve a Better Toronto

Saeed Selvam | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Saeed Selvam

Toronto is facing a political problem that it hasn't asked for. That problem has threatened both the trust Torontonians place in their government and how the world sees this city. We can strengthen our city. We can empower our immigrant communities, create jobs, and create a safe environment. But in order to do so, next year we have to stay focused on policy, not politics.

How Much Do You Know About "Animal Farm"?

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada
Andrea Chalupa

There's a reason why Animal Farm was written in the style of a children's book -- so people could easily swallow the uneasy truth. In fact, Orwell originally titled it Animal Farm: A Fairy Story, and the child of a publisher was an early fan of the manuscript. But Orwell struggled to get his book, which he had spent almost a decade developing, out into the world.

Going Solo: Literally Lost in Translation

Lauren Goodman | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada Travel
Lauren Goodman

I feel really lucky to have met a bunch of different people in a bunch of different settings since moving here. But now I'm at the point where I'm looking to move forward in these relationships. What's been difficult is that I lack the language skills to communicate with people beyond what I would share with a new person or casual acquaintance. So now I find myself stuck on the surface or obliging other people to speak with me in English.

Going Solo: Visiting Museums Isn't the Only Way to Sightsee

Lauren Goodman | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada Travel
Lauren Goodman

I recently returned to Madrid from a trip to Portugal with my sister. I think we both felt a little bit guilty about our lack of interest in the historical aspects of the Portugal experience. I mean, how effed up is it to stand in a palace originally built in the middle ages and say, "meh" to yourself? But I had to own the privilege to get over the guilt. Instead of pretending to enjoy what wasn't working, My sister and I spent the second half of our trip doing all the aimless non-touristy touristy things that we love. And this is what made Portugal perfect for us.

Going Solo Madrid: Confessions Of A Dance Party Voyeur

Lauren Goodman | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada Travel
Lauren Goodman

Anyone who has tried it will tell you that moving to a new place by yourself can be lonely. As obvious as this is, it was probably the scariest thing about moving to Madrid. The last year has been somewhat atypical and I've surrounded myself with wonderful people. Learning to enjoy time spent by myself was a top-five goal before leaving for this trip; to really push myself to accept the challenge of loneliness.

Fashion has No Borders in Shanghai [Photo Feature]

Ramp1885.com | Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

It has certainly been a global sporting affair this summer. With EuroCup 2012 in the history books, the world is now prepping for more sporting love with the upcoming London 2012 Summer Olympics. In that spirit, we thought what better way to show our love than with this photo feature by Shanghai-based fashion photographer Yocky Zhang. Shot in Shanghai, Zhang takes us on a global excursion filled with flags, colour and international models.

Spain, Ireland, Italy and Greece: Which One Doesn't Belong?

Andrew Cooper | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada Business
Andrew Cooper

If no longer -- thank goodness -- the geo-political cockpit of Europe (caught between rival ideologies in the civil war era), Spain cannot be dismissed as a periphery or marginal country out of step with the European project. Spain has all the features of a highly efficient and accountable country, from its ability to produce majority governments from both the respectable left and right, its elaborate system of federalism, and its increased multicultural identity.