Spanish Laredo Flower Parade

If you are visiting Spain, don’t miss the “La batalla de los flores,” or the Battle of the Flowers, that takes place in Laredo, situated on the northern coast of Spain between Santander and Bilbao.
The town is small but also famous for the increasing popularity of this festival, which draws thousands of tourists every year. The history of this event dates back to the 20th century. The flower parade may dominate the day, but the night of the Battle of Flowers has its own rituals. The colours, characters, costumes, settings, all are amazing and grandious. The townspeople burn the sardine for good luck in fishing for the coming year. Then they stay and have a party on the beach while there is a fireworks display.

Do you have any memories related to this festival, which you would like to share with us?

Battle of Flowers in Laredo
Battle of Flowers in Laredo

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Afternoon Tea Week 2014 Celebrated in London

Tea ceremony is a famous British worldwide custom people all over the world took up. And this is a good thing, because it is a very elegant habit, enjoyed in multiple ways nowadays, together with delicious pastries and cookies.

In 2014 the National Tea Week celebrated in London starts on Monday, 11th and lasts until Sunday, 17th of August.

The tea ritual in UK has been preserved since a very long time and is not only a touristic thing but also a local custom.

There are several places in London where you can celebrate National Tea Week. For instance, the Goring is a very cosy and colourful place to enjoy a hot cup of English tea. The light, airy ambiance beneath the stunning lobby dome and famous chandelier makes it a great place for a summer afternoon tea. On top of that, every pastry is a delicate work of art.

Afternoon National Tea Week London 2014
Afternoon National Tea Week London 2014

Afternoon Tea Week Celebration - London 2014
Afternoon Tea Week Celebration - London 2014

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Drive Safe, Spend Safe

Ignoring warning signs that your car is not running smoothly might seem easier than taking it to the garage, but could potentially put you and other drivers at risk or leave you with hefty mechanic or insurance costs. Now you can play it safe with the new Carhiremarket guide Drive Safe, Spend Safe.

From spongy brake pedals to a stiff steering wheel, this handy guide covers a range of motoring malfunctions and can be printed out and kept in your glove compartment for times when you need quick and efficient advice.

Download the guide free here and make sure you’re aware of the signs to look out for in your car!

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