Archive | October, 2012

T.G.I.F: Innovation Museum in Barcelona

19 Oct

Every Friday, celebrating that the weekend comes, we are going to introduce you to alternative and original spots and locations in Spain to enjoy during the weekend.

Today is raining as hell in Barcelona, so we want to suggest a possible option during the weekend. And you can have fun and satisfy your curiosity visiting the MiBa MUSEUM, the innovation and ideas museum of Barcelona.

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The spanish Snow White

9 Oct

We don’t know why but the old and famous story of Snow White is extremely popular this year. Hollywood studios have already released two very different takes on the story this year alone (and we didn’t like them so much, truth should be said).

Now, directly from Spain comes likely the most surreal and risky interpretation of the story in the film: ‘Blancanieves’. We love the synopsis from the film’s website:

BLANCANIEVES is a gothic melodrama inspired by the Brothers´ Grimm tale. Once upon a time there was a little girl who had never met her mother, and she grew up being hated by her evil stepmother. She learned her father’s art, a famous bullfighter, and one day she ran away to become a legend. Set in 1920s south of Spain, BLANCANIEVES is a tribute to silent films.

We have to admit that we LOVED the movie. We felt touched and fascinated with this free version of the story. For us, the main factors of this success are the following:

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Call of the wild in north Spain

1 Oct

Only 15km from Santander, in northern Spain, lies the vast Cabárceno Wildlife Park, home to over 1,200 animals from across the globe!!. And it is huge: The elephant enclosure alone is as big as Madrid’s entire zoo! (and Madrid’s Zoo is one of the biggest in europe…).

The park also offers spectacular natural landscapes, upon which elephants, hippos, ostriches, camels, tigers, zebras, giraffes and other species live in a semi-wild state. Spaces has been created so that the animals can live in the conditions that are as similar as possible to their original habitats.

We love this one: Camels – old church in ruins. We don’t know if it’s natural wild habitats for camels, but sure we love the combination!

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