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Spanish town hopes for ‘Game of Thrones’ tourism boost

Game of Thrones Osuna Tourism

Fans of the “Game of Thrones” fantasy TV series are flocking to the historic Spanish town of Osuna, where part of its fifth season is being filmed, fueling hopes the show will deliver a lasting tourism boost.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UST features Spanish architect in lecture on Hispanic built heritage in Africa


The University of Santo Tomas Graduate School and Archivo de la Universidad de Santo Tomas (UST Archives) will present Spanish architect, architecture historian and urban planner Placido Gonzalez Martinez in a lecture on Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. at Rm. 404 of the UST Graduate School, Thomas Aquinas Research Complex, UST campus.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Madrid has El Botin, Manila has Tinee’s ‘cochinillo’


For the “Foodprints” TV series on Spain, we flew to the Iberian Peninsula to present dishes that evolved from Spanish recipes—ensaymada, empanada, caldereta, adobo, puchero or cocido, cochinillo, among others.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Nemekitepá, or how (not)to bypass the heart

“BYPASS,” 2012 film by Aitor Mazo and Patxo Telleria

The movie “Bypass,” also known as Nemekitepá, after the French song “Ne me quitte pas” (by Jacques Brel, made popular by sultry singer Nina Simone), was released in the 2012 San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain and warmly received by film viewers. Screen Daily reviewer Fionnuala Halligan noted that the romantic comedy is “consistently amusing,” even as the film has the feel of a TV sitcom and uses features of the telenovela.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Película to screen official Spanish entry to Oscars

INSTITUTO Cervantes Manila
managing director Carlos
Madrid, Film Development
Council of the Philippines
Chair Briccio Santos, Trueba,
Ambassador Julio Camarena
Villaseñor and Ambassador
Luis Calvo at the film festival’s
opening night FRAN KATIGBAK

“You just have to admit that some dreams don’t come true.” These may be words of wisdom from the Spanish dramedy “La Vida Inesperada” (The Unexpected Life), but a bitter pill to swallow for any person struggling to realize visions someplace, time zones away from his homeland.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »