There is always a moment of panic in mid-fall when you realize that the sun has begun to say goodbye. After warming us up day in, day out during the past months, the sun begins to prepare for winter break. Yes, it won’t leave us completely, but it will shine less often. Depending on where you live you will see it more or less, or maybe you might have the feeling that you do not see it at all! However, one thing is certain: after a few weeks, you begin to miss it. Where does the sun spend the winter?
The good thing about all this is that we don’t need to travel very far away to find it. The sun is like a retired Englishman who decided to spend the coldest months somewhere in southern Europe. If you are thinking of taking a break in order to feel its beams on your face again, these are 5 favorite European destinations for the winter sun-seekers:
Los ingredientes pueden parecer los propios de una receta del mismísimo Ferrán Adriá pero en realidad son la materia prima con la que las grandes marcas investigan para poder fabricar en un futuro cercano sus… ¡neumáticos! Para redondear este plato, además de arroz, algas, y aceite de soja, otros fabricantes añaden aceite de colza, diente de león, guayule o biomasa renovable a partir de microorganismos que fermentan azucares vegetales.
Okay, we have not been able to scientifically prove their existence, but we can all agree that they tend to frighten and even terrorize people and they always appear when you least expect them. From Shakespeare’s Hamlet or Dicken’s Christmas Tale to the Blair Witch Project, literature first and then cinema, it seems that there are quite a few people wanting to prove scientists wrong. Undoubtedly, Casper or Moaning Myrtle in Harry Potter are the favorites of children. The older prefer to see other kind of ghosts such as Abraham Lincoln, Elvis Presley, Anne Boleyn, The Phantom of the Opera or Bloody Mary, among others. The downside is that you never know exactly when or where to expect them. If you want to get to know them, you only have to visit places where to find the most famous ghosts in the world. Do you dare to wait for them?
One of the biggest mistakes that anyone visiting Majorca can make is to limit themselves to a single point and not to tour the island. Having a car is a must in order to venture out on its winding roads, discover the Tramontana mountains, look at the cliffs, and go find hidden coves… You cannot miss it! There are many possible beach and mountain routes in Majorca, but one of the best ones is the path that runs northwest from the capital Palma to Cape Formentor. However, try to pay attention to the beautiful landscape on the road and don’t worry if it takes a bit longer than expected because you want to stop everywhere. Enjoy the ride!
The first experience would be to take a plane and meet the man sculpted by Ripollés. Getting off and setting foot on Castellón brings up endless sensations, from the scent of the orange blossom, which is name giver to the Costa del Azahar to the cool sea breeze, and also the soft touch of the beach sand where the calm Mediterranean waters sway. But Castellón is much more than sun and beaches. Here, you’ll travel to the centre of the Earth by boat; fly like a vampire or an eagle over the mountains and natural parks; make history like El Cid on his path to his exile to Valencia; live life like a movie star such as Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren; play a Game of Thrones; and even get lost on a desert island. Volcanic indeed. Here you are 5 amazing experiences you could have in Castellon.
Jumping into the void from 41,150 meters high (Alan Eustace, 2014); diving under ice in the coldest waters for more than 80 meters without more help than your arms (Stig Severinsen, 2013); running without stopping during 6 to 13 hours to cover a total of 512 kilometers with a slope of over 36,000 meters; reaching 335km/h on a bicycle (Bruce Bursford, 1996) or pedaling 2,739 kilometers in just five days (Julian Sanz, 2014). Where are the limits of the human being? How far can we go? Faster, farther, higher, stronger…