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Spain and Portugal: It Takes Two to Tango

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Spain and Portugal: It Takes Two to Tango

story by: Inspire Magazine

SPAIN SIZZLES AND PORTUGAL POPS WITH FLAVOUR, CULTURE AND COLOUR, INVITING YOU TO EMBRACE AND DELIGHT IN ALL THINGS EXOTIC AND VIBRANT.

Cast your mind to a warm, enticing paradise, where the food is flavoursome, the music’s rhythm is intoxicating and the locals’ smiles are infectious.

Welcome to the sun-soaked countries of the Iberian Peninsula, Spain and Portugal. With a fusion of the ancient and the modern, of exciting cities and relaxing small towns, these countries have a unique power to make you forget all about that overflowing inbox back home.

TALL, DARK & HANDSOME
From the countries that brought you Flamenco and Fandango, you’ll soon be swaying your hips to the beat of Spain and Portugal’s drums. Fall in love with the people, feel the romance of the places and enjoy a flirtatious fling with the food. Leave the calorie counting at home and delve into a world of paella, tapas, gazpacho and croquetas – then wash it all down with a cheeky glass or two of chilled Sangria.

Let Spain woo you with Barcelona and its stunning Sagrada Familia and Gothic Quarter, then feel the pull of Portugal and its unspoilt white houses and narrow streets of the Evora World Heritage town.

HIDE AWAY FOR THE NIGHT
To make your abode just as attractive as your adventures, tuck yourself away by night in a Spanish Parador or a Portuguese Pousada, usually located in historical or heritage buildings. You could find yourself nestled anywhere from an old restored palace that once housed nobility to a magnificent castle, convent or monastery. All of course, perched amongst surroundings that will keep your peepers more than just satisfied.

24 Hours in Barcelona

Morning
• Wander through Gaudi’s Parc Guell early morning before the crowds
• Explore by bike or on the Hop on-Hop off bus
• Visit Gaudi’s other masterpieces like Casa Mila, La Pedrera and the famous Sagrada Familia

Afternoon
• Grab a bite at the colourful La Boqueria markets on Las Ramblas, one of Europe’s oldest food markets
• Discover the Gothic Quarter, the centre of the old city

Evening
• Soak up the buzz and enjoy the food along Las Ramblas
• Sip on a cocktail at a beach bar on Barceloneta Beach
   
Feeling inspired by Spain and Portugal? Give us a call on 0800 838 747, visit houseoftravel.co.nz or come instore today.

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