Rough Guide to Spain

Written by Rhiannon Williamson

Spain isrepparttar cultural centre of Europe andrepparttar 141280 third most popular tourist destination inrepparttar 141281 world; furthermore it is home to an ever growing eclectic mix of expatriates from aroundrepparttar 141282 globe.

Those who choose to visit or relocate to Spain are drawn byrepparttar 141283 countryís charm, beauty and passionate people: this rough guide to Spain will give you an introduction to this fascinating, rich and diverse country.

The Environment and Climate

Mainland Spain is located in South Western Europe. It makes up about 80% ofrepparttar 141284 Iberian Peninsula which it shares with Portugal and Gibraltar.

The Pyrenees formrepparttar 141285 north-eastern edge ofrepparttar 141286 Peninsula, andrepparttar 141287 Peninsula is bordered byrepparttar 141288 Mediterranean Sea onrepparttar 141289 south and east, and byrepparttar 141290 Atlantic Ocean onrepparttar 141291 north and west. Mainland Spain also borders Andorra and France.

Mainland Spain enjoys a beautiful Mediterranean climate with hot summers and withrepparttar 141292 winters being divided into relatively cold inrepparttar 141293 interior, temperate onrepparttar 141294 coast and fair onrepparttar 141295 islands that make uprepparttar 141296 Kingdom of Spain.

Further Spanish territories and tourist hotspots arerepparttar 141297 Balearic Islands inrepparttar 141298 Mediterranean Sea:repparttar 141299 main islands making uprepparttar 141300 Balearics are Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera - andrepparttar 141301 Canary Islands inrepparttar 141302 Atlantic Sea:repparttar 141303 seven islands making uprepparttar 141304 Canaries are Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and Fuertaventura.

The Kingdom of Spain also consists of two cities in North Africa called Ceuta and Melilla.

Spainís Historical Background

Spain was oncerepparttar 141305 most powerful nation in Europe and derived most of its wealth atrepparttar 141306 time from its colonization ofrepparttar 141307 Americas which began withrepparttar 141308 arrival of Christopher Columbus inrepparttar 141309 Americas in 1492.

Bali, Indonesia: Island Of The God

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Bali is undoubtedly one ofrepparttar most enchanting place that honeymooners can desire for. Lush greenery, beautiful miles stretched sandy beaches, roaring rivers, crystal clear lakes, tropical forests full of exotic wildlife. There are also picturesque active towering volcanoes over 3000 meters high. A glittering sea, royal treatment byrepparttar 141279 welcoming and warm people makes wonderful memories for honeymooning couple. Indulge in luxurious tropical plants, coconut palms, birds of paradise. Bali provides a haven to rest, relax and recuperate afterrepparttar 141280 exciting, yet exhausting marriage ceremony. There are many resorts and spas where honeymooners can enjoyrepparttar 141281 romantic dining at its best. Onrepparttar 141282 beach front, in a private pavilion, dinner is set in complete privacy underrepparttar 141283 shade of beautiful white canopies, offeringrepparttar 141284 selection of exotic menus. These resorts usually haverepparttar 141285 concept of having each room in a separate private buildingrepparttar 141286 romantic couplerepparttar 141287 most intimate ambience.

Rich cultural heritage is visible everywhere. Over 20,000 temples and palaces to visit, frequented by colorful festivals and ceremonies. Traditional music and exotic dances offersrepparttar 141288 glimpse of beautiful heritage. Commuting is very easy and people are always keen to help in giving directions. Motorcycles, Self driven cars, taxis and chauffeur limousines are different ways to travel to suit everybodyís pocket. Bemos, a mini van, is unique way to commute.

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