‘Travel’

We are launching a new contest: “Unexpected Holiday”

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Tell us what would be your most enjoyable Unexpected Holiday.   HOW TO PLAY: Enter into Facebook and choose your best option for an Unexpected Holiday. HOW TO WIN: We will choose 1 winner through a random raffle between all users that managed to recruit 3 or more new fans for Iberostar English. PRIZES:  We will raffle a travel kit with Iberostar products LINK TO PARTICIPATE: http://www.facebook.com/IberostarHotelsEnglish/app_154581087931912   GOOD LUCK!  

Time for fun with the family and your partner!

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We all know that there’s a huge difference between going on holiday with the kids and taking a romantic break with your partner. IBEROSTAR knows it too, which is why they’ve created various categories of hotels to ensure that you get exactly the type of holiday you want each time and in each situation. When on holiday, you need exactly the right combination of total relaxation and a more active part, in which fun, leisure and adventure are the name of the game.  And in keeping with this idea, IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts’ entertainment team comes up with varied entertainment…

The best way of keeping fit

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  The Best way of keepinf fit Eager to burn off those calories after a delicious meal in the gourmet restaurant? Or tone up those muscles after dancing the night away in the theatre to the finest classic tracks and sounds of today? Or get that body moving after long, leisurely hours enjoying a good book on one of the best beaches in the world? Or simply dying to get away from it all by enjoying some rowing in the vast blue waters of the unique Caribbean Sea? Whatever your reason, share the moment with Steve and stop to think…

The beaches of Morocco

Morocco Beaches

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing break sunbathing on the beach or the thrills and spills of surfing, the beaches of Morocco are guaranteed to satisfy your wishes. Morocco boasts miles and miles of clean, unspoilt beaches bathed by the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. From Saïdia to Tangier, the Mediterranean coast alone has 120 beaches, and there are a further 238 from Tangier to Essaouira and 54 from Agadir to Dakhla. The Atlantic coast, ideal for water sports If you’re keen to indulge in some surface water sports, then head for the magnificent Atlantic coast. The bay of Dakhla and Agadir…

Is envy a good thing?

A little envy is harmless enough. The kind of envy you experience when you enjoy seeing others having a great time. The kind of envy that makes you want to explore, discover, experience, enjoy and savour. The kind of envy we all feel when we hear Canadians Kiefer and Michelle telling us about their vacation experience from the IBEROSTAR Quetzal in Mexico or when Michael gives his passionate vision of the culinary delights on offer at the IBEROSTAR Costa Dorada as he hugs his kids. We enjoy seeing others enjoy themselves; after all, we want only the best for ourselves…

Recipe:Dominican Sancocho

Sancocho is undoubtedly one of the Dominican Republic’s culinary treasures. It is generally served on special occasions only, as it takes quite a while to make and includes lots of ingredients. Yet the preparation time is probably one of the best things about this dish, as it’s the perfect opportunity to spend time with friends over a cold beer or glass of rum. Sancocho is traditionally prepared with beef. Ingredients: • 1 whole chicken, chopped into pieces • 6 pork chops • 1 lb of minced beef • 1 lb of manioc cut into large pieces • 2 large potatoes,…

Recipe: Majarete

Majarete is a typical dessert in the Dominican Republic, although it’s also popular in other Latin American countries.  The principal ingredient is ‘corn’ and the original, rustic version consists of grated corncobs mixed with cow’s milk, grated or shredded dried coconut milk  and sweet spices such as cinnamon, allspice, sweet cloves or nutmeg, although these latter two are stronger and can give the majarete a bitter taste if too much is added. Ingredients: • 1 Coconut • 1 cup of cornflower • 1 cup of milk • 1 tin of condensed milk • 2 cups of warm water • 250g…

World Tennis Champion, Rafael Nadal, and his Beloved Majorca

In recent years, Spain has been on a winning streak in the sports arena, winning championships around the world – from Formula One races to the World Cup (football) and tennis championships. Amongst the innumerable sportsmen, Rafael Nadal has stood out as a key contributor to Spain’s victory. Between 2008 and 2011, Nadal was ranked World No. 1 – after winning several Grand Slam titles, ATP World Tournament titles and Olympic gold medals. Today, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Staying Rooted in Majorca Despite his worldwide success, the tennis champion remains humble…

BAKLAVA RECIPE

Baklava is one of Tunisia’s most exquisite traditional desserts. And to make it easy to prepare, we’ve got a special chef’s tip for you: if you haven’t got any rose water at home, you can replace it with the same amount – two spoonfuls – of orange blossom water.   Ingredients: ½ kg of filo pastry (you can use flaky pastry instead, but the result is not the same) 300 g of peeled, chopped nuts 2 or 3 spoonfuls of sugar A couple of spoonfuls of ground pistachios (optional) Light syrup (made with sugar, a little water and cardamom beans)…

Cocktails in Jamaica

It was the 1980s and kids were given a movie star idol who couldn’t be any greater: he knew how to fly a fighter jet, he’s adorable in a button-down and socks and was amazing making cocktails of every color and flavor. I’m sure that with that information alone you know I’m referring to Tom Cruise, who at the time was an established Hollywood star on the scene who made a huge first impact thanks to his good looks, making women fall in love with him on and off the silver screen. I’m sure that in watching him win over Elisabeth Shue…