History of Tapas
Small amounts of food served in bars to accompany a drink is popularly known as tapas. The use of this word as a synonym for snack has an uncertain origin. Some claim that arose from a story about the Spain’s King Alfonso XIII and his visit to Cadiz. Before returning to the palace, the king stopped at the Ventorrillo del Chato, a restaurant that still exists on the beach under the same name, located between Cadiz and San Fernando. The King ordered a glass of sherry, but realized that a swirling wind that entered into the local threatened to fill […]
Fallas Benidorm 2014
The Fallas are the city of Valencia’s main fiestas, although they are also celebrated in other cities and towns of the Valencian Community. Benidorm, its touristic capital, has been hosting them for over 30 years, when groups of Valencians created the first Fallas Committee in town. Every 15th March the Plantà takes place in Benidorm. These are the public exhibitions of the Mayor and Infant monuments of the city’s 3 Fallas Committees, meaning a total of 6 Fallas. There are three Fallas Commissions: falla “centro”, falla “rincón” and falla “els tolls”, which are responsible for creating their Fallas constructions in […]
Who founded the first travel agency?
Have you ever wondered who invented the first travel agency? Take a moment to read this story and find out some interesting facts about the first travel agency offering their services until nowadays. Thomas Cook was an Englishman, founder of the first agency with the origin more than curious. Cook organized anti-alcoholic meetings, but because people did not attend, he came up with the idea of offering different rewards to the attendees. One of the first rewards was a free trip around the city. The feedback was so tremendous that in 1840 founded his own agency. Although at first only […]