Author: Elda Hamaker

Valencia is a food lover’s paradise!

Spanish food is some of Europe’s best. Their unique dining culture of drawing a meal out for hours is something that should be cherished in a time when everyone is rushing to eat a meal as quick as humanly possible. When we think of dining is spain we may think of the tapas in Madrid or the Seafood in Barcelona but there is one place that boasts some of the best Spanish dishes in the country and that place is Valencia. Valencia is Spain’s third largest country. It’s situated 350 kilometres from both Madrid and Barcelona. The seaside city...

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Top 5 Things to See And Do in Ooty

In western India there is a small town called Ooty which I was fortunate enough to visit last year during my tour of India. Originally I had intended to pass through the town but having stopped there for a bite to eat, I realised just how beautiful a place this was and decided to stay for a few nights especiall because there are so many Hotels in ooty that I could find, of which there were many. Few people that I have spoken to who have traveled throughout India have been to Ooty or Udagamandalam as it is known locally and...

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Why Is CBD Not Allowed In All State Dispensaries?

    If a state has legalized medical cannabis, it makes sense that it would legalize medical CBD. But, that’s not always the case. The contradictions and confusions come about for several reasons, which is why it’s always import to check CBD regulations by state to see if you can get the products you want where you’re at. States Are Making Their Own CBD Laws Those that believe CBD is legal in all 50 states, take the position that CBD isn’t a scheduled substance, according to the Federal Controlled Substances Act. But, they don’t realize that there’s a reason...

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Party Time In Alicante: Five Nightlife Hotspots in the Costa Blanca

With it’s Instagram-worthy scenery and top-notch restaurants, Alicante has long been a destination hotspot for people looking for a sunny getaway. Located in the Southern part of Spain in the Valencian Community, this pretty port city has a lot to offer. When the sun sets over the Mediterranean Sea, parts of Alicante transform into a lively nightlife mecca which caters for party-animals. With so many nightlife hotspots to choose from, it can be really tough to know where to go for an ice-cold cerveza or handcrafted cocktail. Read on for the Holiday Transfer teams’ top five of Alicante’s most incredible nightlife hotspots. Pop Gallery Perfectly positioned in the Playa de San Juan area, Pop Gallery wows party-goers with its tasty drinks, international DJs and enormous venue. It’s here that you can reserve a table to enjoy a tipple with friends, or hit the dancefloor until the wee hours of the morning. Pop Gallery is also situated within a new mega-complex called the Gastro Village. This area is home to an array of restaurants, cafes, and other entertainment options – so you can wander and explore this area by foot. Gastro Village is open 365 days a year. Kraken Club This newly opened hotspot provides one of the best places to view the sunset. It’s located in the heart of the Marina, set along the ocean front. Here you can...

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Fuerteventura’s Hidden Histories – Gustav Winters

Rumours and misinformation have persisted about the role of Gustav Winters in the history of Fuerteventura. Franco gifted part of the southern end of the island to Gustav Winters in the 1930s. But, what did he build there, why and what was the impact on Fuerteventura? Fact and fiction are intertwined and difficult to separate. This is partly because of Gustav Winters own appearance and myth-making as he liked to appear with large dark sunglasses and a little dog in tow. Plenty of people will tell you he was an engineer, an entrepreneur, a German spy or even one of Hitler’s top men and some, or maybe even all, of these are true. There was an airfield on the southern end of the island built by Gustav Winters. It was used until 1950 when the use of it was prohibited and it was visible from aerial photographs until the 1970s. Sadly, modern aerial photographs can no longer detect it. Many will tell you that the villa built by Gustav Winters was a secret entrance to a top-secret U-boat station. It is true that the southern end of the island was closed to the public during the Second World War. On balance, it is more likely that this was because of the airfield, but there was a U-boat shot at by the Allies close to Fuerteventura in 1943 which sank...

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