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The Armchair Traveller's Guide to Spain

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Suggestions on how to experience Spain from the comfort of your armchair.
4 years ago, January 5th 2010 No: 1 Msg: #98519  
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We all love that feeling of being out there on the road, experiencing new places and cultures, but it's also possible to appreciate them without leaving home.

Share with us your favorite Spanish music, movies, travel guides, and authors/novels - and help inspire your fellow armchair travellers!

Music
Ojos de Brujo, Macaco, El Bicho, Amparanoia, Chambao, los Delinqüentes, Bebe: for a bit of "flamenco-pop". Milladoiro is a celtic band from Galicia.


Movies
El verdugo (comedy, 1963), Viridiana (drama, 1961), Los santos inocentes (drama, 1984), Los otros (terror, 2001), El bola (drama, 2000), El pisito (comedy, 1951), Nadie hablara d enosotras cuando hayamos muerto (thriller, 1995), Los lunes al sol (drama, 2002), El dia de la bestia (comedy, 1995), Tesis (drama, 1996), El laberinto del fauno (fantasy, 2006), Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (comedy, 1988).


Travel Guides


Famous authors/Novels
El cantar del mio Cid (unkonw, aprox 1200), La celestina (Fernando de Rojas, 1499), El lazarillo de Tormes (unknown, 1554), Don Quijote de la Mancha (Miguel de Cervantes, 1605), 2666 (Roberto Bolaño, 2006), The club dumas (Arturo Perez-Reverte, 2006), La catedral del mar - Cathedral of the sea (Ildefonso Falcones, 2006) La biblia de barro - Bible of clay (Julia Navarro, 2008).
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4 years ago, January 28th 2010 No: 2 Msg: #101498  
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the sun also rises and death in the afternoon both by hemingway are great books!

flamenco shows and great spanish guitar players can been seen in the usa Reply to this

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