Monthly Archives: February 2013

What every college student should do on a trip to Spain

What every college student should do on a trip to Spain

Share Emilee Anderson fondly remembers relaxing with close friends on the terrace outside of a small pizzeria atop Escorial, a mountain that overlooks Madrid, Spain, and watching the colors of the sunset illuminate the sky. Anderson, a University of Alabama student majoring in international business and minoring in Spanish, studied abroad at the Real Universidad…

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Hemingway’s legacy lives on at world’s oldest restaurant

Hemingway’s legacy lives on at world’s oldest restaurant

Share Ernest Hemingway had a lifelong love affair with Spain. He wrote multiple books on the country, including his first novel, “The Sun Also Rises,” and his non-fiction manifesto, “Death in the Afternoon.” In these works, Hemingway references his favorite restaurant, and also the oldest in Spain, Sobrino de Botin. The final scene of Hemingway’s…

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Epiphany offers a local re-creation of Spanish tapas

Epiphany offers a local re-creation of Spanish tapas

Share Whether grabbing a drink with friends or spending a romantic evening over a four-course meal, Epiphany Café features a range of dishes for small and large appetites. A rarity in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Epiphany offers a variety of small plates, similar to tapas, which are common in Spanish culture. Traditionally tapas are often accompanied by…

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Barcelona shop AR.NO focuses on Mid-Century modern design

Share At a glance, nothing seems special about the white desk lamp.  With its long neck bent at a forty-five degree angle, circular base and bulbous head, the lamp looks like it came straight from the opening credits of a Pixar movie.  To Ulric Gordenne, it is more than just a reminder of a playful…

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Barcelona to host summer X Games events

Share Barcelona will soon be the focus of adrenaline junkies all around the world as the biggest competition in extreme sports makes its European debut this summer. For the first time in X Games history, the action-packed competition will be expanded to four international cities with Barcelona hosting the highly anticipated skateboarding, Moto X, BMX…

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Cooking traditional Spanish dishes at home: Gazpacho

Cooking traditional Spanish dishes at home: Gazpacho

Share For this week’s food blog, I made gazpacho. This has by far been the simplest dish, but simple does not take away from taste. Gazpacho is a tomato-based soup served chilled. It is widely served in Spain, particularly in Andalusia, as well as neighboring Portugal. Since the soup is known to be revitalizing, it…

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Shrine of Fátima one of the world’s holiest sites

Share A divine miracle is believed to have occurred near Fátima, Portugal that quickly turned the sleepy little town into one of the world’s holiest sites. Every year, four million believers and skeptics are drawn there for the same reason: to visit the place where the Virgin Mary reportedly appeared nearly a century ago. Located…

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Alpine Living Creative Writing Essay and Photo Contest

Share Have you ever been published in an award-winning international travel magazine? Here is your chance! You can gain a killer clip for your portfolio, an eye-catching bullet point for your resume and have your byline published in Alpine Living, a student-produced magazine that will be distributed to journalism departments across the country to showcase…

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Spend an evening with Rick Bragg and Alpine Living

Share Alpine Living, the University of Alabama student-led international travel magazine, will be hosting a fundraiser featuring a speech by Rick Bragg on Wednesday, March 6th at 7:30 p.m. in Room 205 of Amelia Gayle Gorgas library. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are priced at $8 for students and faculty and $12…

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Portugal’s Chapel of Bones ‘a shocking architectural concept’

Portugal’s Chapel of Bones ‘a shocking architectural concept’

Share “We bones in here wait for you to join us.” These words, that have been translated from the Latin phrase “nos ossos que aqui estamos delos vossos esperamos,” are carved into the front of one of the most eerie buildings in Portugal, beckoning visitors into the Capela dos Ossos, or Chapel of Bones, in…

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