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5. Spanish Travel

Travel

There are 6 sections that follow:  

1.  General Information

2.  North America

3.  Central America

4.  South America

5.  Spain and Islands

6.  Other Countries

1.  General  Information

LANIC

http://lanic.utexas.edu  LANIC The best overall site! This is in a class of its own. Pick by country or by topic. You can find everything you are wanting on Latin America in one spot. If you can only have one site about Latin America, this is it! 

GOOD  GENERAL  SOURCES  ABOUT  ALL  COUNTRIES

www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook CIA Factbook Great detailed information about every country in the world--just type in the country

http://www.lonelyplanet.com Lonely Planet Good general information...for all countries

www.countryreports.org Country Reports: A FANTASTIC detailed, yet easy-to-read source for historical and present day data about each country!  Here you will find over 6,600 pages and 6,400 related links on over 260 countries! Just click on the needed country.

www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn U. S. Department of State has information on all the countries of the world with which the United States has relations. This site includes facts on the country's land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and its relations with other countries and the United States. Great source for current political situations. Just click on the country needed.

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html Library of Congress Country Studies EXCELLENT site with a great variety of information about many countries

www.latinworld.com Latin World

www.emcp.com/electronic_resource_centers/resourcelist.php?GroupID=28 EMC Paradigm: Spanish-Speaking Countries

 

MAPS

www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Map_collection World maps; follow links to access maps of Spain and of North, Central and South America www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/americas for maps of just the Americas

http://directory.espanol.superpages.com/supermaps/mapform.jsp?SRC=&;STYPE=S How to find the way to a destination; create your own personalized map

 

DIARIES  OF  TRAVEL

www.downtheroad.org Down the Road Bicyclists Ted and Cindy Travis as they travel through Latin America on their bicycles--Very interesting, up-to-date diary  

 

IMPORTANT  RESOURCES (Some sites have info about all countries)

www.lonelyplanet.com Lonely Planet Information about all countries--includes many helps for traveling in each country to provide realiable, comprehensive and independent travel information everywhere on the earth www.lonelyplanet.es/destinations is for countries that speak Spanish.

www.ildis.org    Instituto Latinoamericano de Investigaciones Sociales--Many articles and information; more like a professional journal

www.travelnotes.org Travel Notes Vast types of information about all the countries of the world and traveling in general

www.latinamericalinks.com Latin America America Links Information on economy, education, government, humanities, recreation, research resources, sciences, social studies, society issues, sustainable development, travel, etc. for each country

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html Library of Congress Country Studies

www.cibercentro.com Ciber Centro Search by country and language; many links for information for each country; also several search engines, ciber cafes for each country

www.countryreports.org Country Reports Some in Spanish and some in English;countries profiled from around the world. It says it's "the Internets best source of data on over 260 countries." It has several headlines of current news in each country.

http://international.loc.gov/intldl/eshtml Historias Paralelas Project The Spain, United States, and the American Frontier: Historias Paralelas project prepresents progress toward the realization of a multimedia digital library portal which provides internet access to the historiacal treasures of several institutions, shared by eladers of cultural institutions in Spain and the United States, Institución Colombiana and the Library of Congress. This will bring unique documents from the cultural heritage of both nations to the fingertips of stuents and lifelong learners around the world. The site features maps, rare books, manuscripts, prints and photographs, and motion pictures from the Library of Congress. (STILL IN PROGRESS)

Currency Converter

www.oanda.com/convert/classic Currency Converter for all countries 

 

Important Travel Security

www.cdc.gov/travel/index.htm Center for Disease Control--Up-to-date health information concerning specific destinations and disease outbreaks of concern all over the world

http://travel.state.gov/travel_warnings.html Travel warnings from the U.S. Dept. of State

http://travel.state.gov/passport_services.html Passport information and services

http://travel.state.gov Current travel dangers and warnings in the world for right now; constant revisions in order to help the traveler with decisions of whether to go or not

Living Abroad:

www.solutionsabroad.com Solutions Abroad For working in, visiting, moving to or living in Mexico

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/languages/spanish/forwork/index.shtml What it is like living in Spain

 

2.  NORTH  AMERICA (Including Islands)

Cuba

http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/travel LANIC Just click on or scroll down to Cuba. LANIC has a section on travel for each country. However, remember that the LANIC site has many topics and sections and almost every one of these is divided into sections for each country of Central and South America and the islands. A multitude of information may be found at the LANIC home site. Look for info about Cuba on each one of these sections.

www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/caribbean/cuba Lonely Planet Good general information

 

Dominican Republic

www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/caribbean/dominican_republic Lonely Planet Good general information

 

Mexico

Following Headings: General Information, Maps, Specific Places, Border Information, Links According to Each State

http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/travel LANIC Just click on or scroll down to Mexico. LANIC has a section on travel for each country. However, remember that the LANIC site has many topics and sections and almost every one of these is divided into sections for each country of Central and South America and the islands. A multitude of information may be found at the LANIC home site. Look for info about Mexico on each one of these sections.

www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/north_america/mexico Lonely Planet Good general information

www.interknowledge.com/mexico/index.htm Interknowledge Maps, tourist attractions and important cultural information

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/mxtoc.html Library of Congress information about Mexico; This site presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and social, economic, political and national security systems and institutions of Mexico

www.mexicodesconocido.com.mx Mexico desconocido The most important geographic magazines of Mexico

www.mexicodesconocido.com.mx/english/index.cfm Mexico desconocido Excellent source for discovering more about Mexico

www.mexico-info.com   Mexico-Information Introduction to Mexico Get acquainted with Mexico in a matter of minutes. Includes splendid color photographs and maps, vital statisitics, geographic location, and info about the country, economy, governement and culture

www.tourbymexico.com Tour by Mexico Information of every state and city in the Mexican Republic, as well as many excellent photos of archaeological and colonial sites, beaches, hotels, restaurants, etc. Each state site contains links to cities with tourist information and beautiful scenic photographs; includes climate, geographical, and cultural information. Eye-pleasing site.

http://www.knowmexico.com Know Mexico Know and Enjoy Mexico; Travel information for Mexico listed by city, region or state. Site also features airlines and hotels in Mexico--in English

www.go2mexico.com Go 2 Mexico Great information about sites of interest in Mexico and help for planning a vacation (in English)

http://webdemexico.com.mx/principal/index.html Web de Mexico VERY GOOD info on historia, geografía, arte, deporte, folklore, and more. This has a very good sport section, with pictures and information on deportes antigúos, fútbol, lucha libre, los toros, la charrería y otros deportes. Maps are very good. Much info and good pictures about everything!

spanish.mexico.usembassy.gov   US Embassy Vast variety of information from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico--especially good for travelers

www.cidac.org The Center of Research for Develolopmentis an independent, non-profit institution devoted to the multidisciplinary study and prospective interpretatin of Mexico's reality, and to the proposal of viable alternatives related to the country's medium and long term development, in order to contribute to shaping public opinion, and to provide analysis for the processes of decision making in society at large. This has MANY QUALITY LINKS OF ALL TYPES! 

www.lomexicano.com Lo mexicano About food and Mexican cooking; but also has many other links--in English 

www.mexconnect.com Mex Connect Magazine about interesting facts about and places to see when traveling around Mexico. It covers dozens of different topics: fiestas, culture, history, services,...

www.elkiosco.gob.mx   El balero Mexico para niños--Easy to read because it's written for children; good graphics.  A place to study many aspects of Mexico, including history, governement and sports

www.trace-sc.com/menu.htm On-line news and Mexican markets plus much more

www.mexico-travel.com Mexico-Travel Select one of the main cities of Mexico for travel information 

www.sundaynews.com/mexico Sunday News

www.sitesatlas.com/Maps/Maps/302.htm map of Mexico

WEBSITE  LISTS

www.mexonline.com Mex Online Search directory to web sites about Mexico. Much info and good pictures. Includes: business, city guides, classifieds, culture, real estate, shopping, travel...

http://mexicoweb.com.mx Mexico Web Complete and well organized search engine from Mexico. Wide range of topics; good site for culture ideas. In English and Spanish

ACTIVE  VOLCANOES  OF  MEXICO

http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/Mexico/ Published by the USFS/ Cascades Volcano Observatory, Vancouver, Washington; includes photo archives, locator map, and useful links

www.ssec.wisc.edu/data/volcano.html University of Wisconsin's Space Science and Engineering Center's "Volcano Watch" page. These satellite images show the world's 10 most active volcanoes, as determined by the Michigan Tech Geology Dept. Java animations contain the last four satellite images. Updated every half hour. Includes Popocatepetl and Volcan de Colima.

IMPORTANT  PLACES  IN  MEXICO

General:

www.turismoenmexico.com Turismo del mundo y Mexico

www.hotels.com.mx

www.nationalgeographic.com/mexico National Geographic

Border  Information:

http://lib.nmsu.edu/subject/bord/index.html Has many sites; from New Mexico State library

www.inegi.gob.mx/ ALOT of information about all of Mexico--good pictures

www.utep.edu/border/ Has a section for Education and Training that is good; many sites

http://educate.si.edu/migrations/start.html Smithsonian Institution Very good--Migration in History. Presented by the Smithsonian Institution, this explores the nature and complexity of the movement of peoples, cultures, ideas, and objects. Drawing from the vast and interdisciplinary collections of the Smithsonian Institution's museums, libraries, and archives, this site features the stories and artifacts of nmigration--what happens when people move, what they take wit them, what they leave behind, and how they make their new place home.

http://educate.si.edu/migrations/bord/intro.html Smithsonian Institution VERY GOOD--Explores the nature and complexity fo the movement of peoples, cutures, ideas, and objects across the U.S.-Mexico border. Drawing from the vst and interdisciplinary collections of the Smithsonian Institution's museums, libraries, and archives, this site features the stories and artifacts of U.S.-Mexico migration.

 

Caribbean area:

http://cancunassist.com About Cancun

http://mexicancaribbean.com Cancun, Cozumel, Tulum...; in English

MEXICAN  STATES

Baja  California Norte and Sur (Capitals: Mexicali and La Paz)

www.baja.com Search over 9000 sites from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas

Campeche (Capital: Campeche)

Coahuila (Capital: Saltillo)

Colima (Capital:Colima)

Chiapas (Capital: Tuxtla Gutiérrez) www.mundomaya.com.mx 

Chihuahua (Capital: Chichuhua)

Distrito Federal (Mexico City) 

Durango:

www.downtheroad.org/Journals/3NorthMex/CopperCanyon.htm Copper Canyon--the Mexican Grand Canyon

www.canyontravel.com

Guanajuato (Captial: Guanajuato) www.guanajuato-turistico.com

Guerrero (Capital: Chilpancingo) http://acapulco-cvb.org Acapulco

Hidalgo (Capital: Pachuca)

Jalisco (Capital: Guadalajara) 

http://www.mexonline.com/amigonews/july/02july3.htm Guadalajara, Jalisco

México (Capital: Toluca)

Michoacán (Capital: Morelia)

Morelos (Capital: Cuernavaca) 

http://www.cuernavaca.ch/spanish/links/englinks.html About Cuernavaca; also has alot of links 

Nayarit (Capital: Tepic)

Nuevo León (Capital: Monterrey)

Oaxaca (Capital: Oaxaca)www.alexandratravel.com/oaxaca/cult_ma.html Monte Albán

www.oaxaca-travel.com In Spanish and English: natural and cultural attractions of the state

Puebla (Capital: Puebla)

Querétaro (Capital: Querétaro)

Quintana Roo (Capital: Chetumal)

San Luis Potosí (Capital: San Luis Potosí)

Sinaloa (Capital: Culiacán)

Sonora (Capital: Hermosillo)  

Tabasco (Capital: Villahermosa)

Tamaulipas (Capital: Ciudad Victoria)

Tlaxcala (Capital: Tlaxcala)

Veracruz (Capital: Jalapa)

Yucatán (Capital: Mérida)

Zacatecas (Capital: Zacatecas)

www.lomexicano.com/travelzac.htm In English

 

Puerto Rico

http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/travel LANIC Just click on or scroll down to Puerto Rico. LANIC has a section on travel for each country. However, remember that the LANIC site has many topics and sections and almost every one of these is divided into sections for each country of Central and South America and the islands. A multitude of information may be found at the LANIC home site. Look for info about Puerto Rico on each one of these sections.

www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/caribbean/puerto_rico Lonely Planet Good general information

 

United States

http://cvc.cervantes.es/obref/espanol_eeuu Spanish linguistics in the United States; how Spanish is changed

 

 

3.  CENTRAL  AMERICA

Costa Rica

http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/travel LANIC Just click on or scroll down to Costa Rica. LANIC has a section on travel for each country. However, remember that the LANIC site has many topics and sections and almost every one of these is divided into sections for each country of Central and South America and the islands. A multitude of information may be found at the LANIC home site. Look for info about Costa Rica on each one of these sections.

http://www.1-costaricalink.com/costa_rica_pictures.htm This is an EXCELLENT site for excellent, quality photographs from all areas of Costa Rica. I especially enjoyed seeing this site after returning from my trip there.

www.interknowledge.com/costa-rica InterKnowledge Maps, tourists attractions and important cultural information

www.tourism.co.cr  Tourism

http://www.conozcacostarica.com/ Much info, both in Spanish and English

http://www.conozcacostarica.com/info/links.htm Several links to good sites with information about Costa Rica--some sites have good pictures

http://costarica.tourism.co.cr/ Costa Rica National Chamber of Tourism: much info

http://www.crica.com Crica Everything you ever wanted to know about Costa Rica and travel opportunities there, including information on study abroad. Also links to available real estate.
 

http://www.cocori.com/photo/index.htm Cocori Fantastic photos of many important places in Costa Rica

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/central_america/costa_rica Lonely Planet 

http://web.ask.com/web?q=Nicaraguan+housing+in+Costa+Rica&;o=0&qsrc=0 This is a very interesting site that has various articles about problems in Costa Rica with Nicaraguan immigrants--especially the one "Costa Rica Working Paper"

 

El Salvador

http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/travel LANIC Just click on or scroll down to El Salvador. LANIC has a section on travel for each country. However, remember that the LANIC site has many topics and sections and almost every one of these is divided into sections for each country of Central and South America and the islands. A multitude of information may be found at the LANIC home site. Look for info about El Salvador on each one of these sections.

www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/central_america/el_salvador Lonely Planet Good general information

 

Guatemala
 

http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/travel LANIC Just click on or scroll down to Guatemala. LANIC has a section on travel for each country. However, remember that the LANIC site has many topics and sections and almost every one of these is divided into sections for each country of Central and South America and the islands. A multitude of information may be found at the LANIC home site. Look for info about Guatemala on each one of these sections.

www.atitlan.com Guatemala Travel and Mayan Crafts Clear colorful pictures of Lake Atitlan area and the Mayas

http://www.prensalibre.com Prensa Libre get to know this beautiful country through its landscape, food, archeology and more.

http://www.fotosdeguatemala.com Fotos de Guatemala Many good photographs of  Guatemala

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/central_america/guatemala Lonely Planet  General information

Honduras

http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/travel LANIC Just click on or scroll down to Honduras. LANIC has a section on travel for each country. However, remember that the LANIC site has many topics and sections and almost every one of these is divided into sections for each country of Central and South America and the islands. A multitude of information may be found at the LANIC home site. Look for info about Honduras on each one of these sections.

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/central_america/honduras Lonely Planet Much information

 

Nicaragua

http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/travel LANIC Just click on or scroll down to Nicaragua. LANIC has a section on travel for each country. However, remember that the LANIC site has many topics and sections and almost every one of these is divided into sections for each country of Central and South America and the islands. A multitude of information may be found at the LANIC home site. Look for info about Nicaragua on each one of these sections.

www.edicioneslupita.com or www.edicioneslupita.com/paseo/index.html Ediciones lupita Many excellent photo postcards of Nicaragua plus good information

www.christoph-grandt.com Christoph-Grandt Over 200 excellent pictures of Nicaragua; "The Children of Nicaragua" documentary and photos; some articles written in German. This site has excellent resources not only about Nicaragua but about several other interesting topics related to ESL, street children, southeast Asia, Yiddish, German culture and language link library, etc. Very interesting site!

www.nicaragua-online.com Nicaragua-Online Good information: cultural and academic

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/central_america/nicaragua Lonely Planet 

 

Panama

http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/travel LANIC Just click on or scroll down to Panama. LANIC has a section on travel for each country. However, remember that the LANIC site has many topics and sections and almost every one of these is divided into sections for each country of Central and South America and the islands. A multitude of information may be found at the LANIC home site. Look for info about Panama on each one of these sections.

www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/central_america/panama Lonely Planet 

www.panamatours.com Panama Tours Virtual tourism magazine

 

 

4.  SOUTH  AMERICA

Argentina
 

http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/travel LANIC Just click on or scroll down to Argentina. LANIC has a section on travel for each country. However, remember that the LANIC site has many topics and sections and almost every one of these is divided into sections for each country of Central and South America and the islands. A multitude of information may be found at the LANIC home site. Look for info about Argentina on each one of these sections.

www.interknowledge.com/argentina InterKnowledge Maps, tourist attractions and important cultural information

www.latinamericabureau.org/?lid=83 Latin America Bureau

http://ar.yahoo.com Yahoo, Argentina! search engine *

www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/south_america/argentina Lonely Planet Good general information

Bolivia
 

http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/travel LANIC Just click on or scroll down to Bolivia. LANIC has a section on travel for each country. However, remember that the LANIC site has many topics and sections and almost every one of these is divided into sections for each country of Central and South America and the islands. A multitude of information may be found at the LANIC home site. Look for info about Bolivia on each one of these sections.

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/south_america/bolivia Lonely Planet Good general information

www.latinamericabureau.org/?lid=1992 Latin America Bureau

Chile

http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/travel LANIC Just click on or scroll down to Chile. LANIC has a section on travel for each country. However, remember that the LANIC site has many topics and sections and almost every one of these is divided into sections for each country of Central and South America and the islands. A multitude of information may be found at the LANIC home site. Look for info about Chile on each one of these sections.

www.interknowledge.com/chile InterKnowledge Maps, tourist attractions and important cultural information

www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/south_america/chile_and_easter_island Lonely Planet Good general information

http://rehue.csociales.uchile.cl/antropologia University of Chile Dept. of Anthropology and history; also has an excellent "museo virtual" or art museum (could spend much time going through many museums and their artwork)

 

Colombia

http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/travel LANIC Just click on or scroll down to Colombia. LANIC has a section on travel for each country. However, remember that the LANIC site has many topics and sections and almost every one of these is divided into sections for each country of Central and South America and the islands. A multitude of information may be found at the LANIC home site. Look for info about Colombia on each one of these sections.

www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/south_america/colombia Lonely Planet Good general information

www.quehubo.com/cat/html Que huboColombian Yellow Pages

Ecuador

http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/travel LANIC Just click on or scroll down to Ecuador. LANIC has a section on travel for each country. However, remember that the LANIC site has many topics and sections and almost every one of these is divided into sections for each country of Central and South America and the islands. A multitude of information may be found at the LANIC home site. Look for info about Ecuador on each one of these sections.

www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/south_america/ecuador_and_the_galapagos_islands Lonely Planet Good general information

http://www.interknowledge.com/ecuador InterKnowledge Maps, tourist attractions and important cultural information

 

Paraguay

http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/travel LANIC Just click on or scroll down to Paraguay. LANIC has a section on travel for each country. However, remember that the LANIC site has many topics and sections and almost every one of these is divided into sections for each country of Central and South America and the islands. A multitude of information may be found at the LANIC home site. Look for info about Paraguay on each one of these sections.

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/south_america/paraguay Lonely Planet Good general information

 

Peru

General:

http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/travel LANIC Just click on or scroll down to Peru. LANIC has a section on travel for each country. However, remember that the LANIC site has many topics and sections and almost every one of these is divided into sections for each country of Central and South America and the islands. A multitude of information may be found at the LANIC home site. Look for info about Peru on each one of these sections.

www.interknowledge.com/peru InterKnowledge Maps, tourist attractions and important cultural information--in English

www.editoraperu.com Editora Peru

www.yachay.com.pe Yachay Peru Red Científica Peruana: a view of Peru including art and culture, society, tourism and more.

www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/south_america/peru Lonely Planet Good general information

Nazca Lines:

www.yachay.com.pe/especiales/nasca Good explanations and pictures

Machu Pichu:

www.ifip.com/Machupijchu1.htm Many excellent pictures

 

Uruguay

http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/travel LANIC Just click on or scroll down to Uruguay. LANIC has a section on travel for each country. However, remember that the LANIC site has many topics and sections and almost every one of these is divided into sections for each country of Central and South America and the islands. A multitude of information may be found at the LANIC home site. Look for info about Uruguay on each one of these sections.

www.diarioelpais.com/muva Museo Virtual de Artes El País:de Uruguay, this is a 10 on the "Way Cool" scale. You need at least Netscape 3.0 for this 3D virtual tour of culture. This site is sponsored by el País and has links in the newspaper as well.

www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/south_america/uruguay Lonely Planet Good general information

 

Venezuela

http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/travel LANIC Just click on or scroll down to Venezuela. LANIC has a section on travel for each country. However, remember that the LANIC site has many topics and sections and almost every one of these is divided into sections for each country of Central and South America and the islands. A multitude of information may be found at the LANIC home site. Look for info about Venezuela on each one of these sections.

www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/south_america/venezuela Lonely Planet Good general information

www.interknowledge.com/venezuela/index.htm Interknowledge Maps, tourist attractions and important cultural information

 

5.  SPAIN  AND  ISLANDS
 

SECTION  HEADINGS: General Information, Map, Weather, Food, Other Traveling Helps (Railroads), Specific Cities and Areas of Spain (Alhambra, Andalucia, Barcelona, Basque Region, Catalunya, Cordoba, Costa Blanca, Extremadura, Madrid, Sevilla, Toledo), Education

 

GENERAL  INFORMATION

www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/europe/spain Lonely Planet Good general information

http://www.donquijote.org/phototour Don Quijote Photo tour of Spain--VERY GOOD pictures!

www.espanole.org Espanole Great photos of Spain and Argentina

www.cyberspain.com Ciber Spain A grand journey through Spain; great links to info on touring, leisure, art/culture and traditions--EXCELLENT  PICTURES

www.visiteurope.com/Spain/Spain01.htm Visit Europe Map of Spain and information about major Spanish cities; links to tourist attractions with photographs and practical advice about traveling in Spain.

www.spanisharts.com Spanish Arts Pictures, information and reproductions of items from the museum "El Prado" and other museums; also has "The History of Spanish Literature"--Take a trip!

www.gospain.org Go Spain A great variety of information; many photos of important places

www.darmento.com Darmento Photo trip through Spain

www.sispain.org  Si Spain Links to information on everyday life, history, geography, language and culture in Spain

http://idealspain.com Ideal Spain Check it out!

www.red2000.com/spain/culture-index.html All About Spain From sports and bullfighting to food to fiestas to a search for other information, this site has several articles--MUCH info, GOOD pictures; go to each province; TOP QUALITY 

www.spain-info.com Spain-Info Culture, history, map and more; living in Spain

www.travelinginspain.com Traveling in Spain An informational site with many photo tours; a great database of photos and descriptions of a personas tour of southern Spain, including some less traveled areas; also links to cities throughout the country

http://www.planetware.com/photos/PHE.HTM and http://www.planetware.com/free/cle.htm Plantetware Spanish tourist attraction many photos

http://www.canuckabroad.com/backpack/spain.shtml Canuck: Canadian Abroad Backpack Spain

www.bolsamadrid.es/esp/portada.htm Bolsa Madrid Stock market in Spain

www.renfe.es/ Spanish Railways

www.museovirtual.org Museo Virtual: this virtual museum features the works of Goya, Picasso, and Velazquez. View and compare their works and read their biographs to enter the minds of these great artists.

Look under "Travel--General" for more sites.

MAP

http://www.sitesatlas.com/Maps/Maps/506.htm Sites Atlas map of Spain

FOOD

http://www.fell-walker.co.uk/espania.htm Glossary of regional food of Spain

Also check out sites under Art and Culture: Food

OTHER  TRAVELING  HELPS:

www.renfe.es Railways in Spain

SPECIFIC  CITIES  AND  AREAS  OF  SPAIN

Alhambra:

www.alhambradegranada.org/default_en.asp Explanations and pictures of La Alhambra de Granada, the beautiful moorish palace *

Andalusia:

Barcelona:

www.oh-barcelona.com Apartments and Spanish courses in Barcelona *

Basque Region:

Catalunya en Catalun:

Cordoba:

Costa Blanca:

www.alicante-Spain.com Travel information and pictures of Alicante, one of the most well-known towns on the Costa Blanca

Extremadura:

Madrid:

http://www.gomadrid.com Go Madrid:if you are planning to travel to Madrid, don't miss this site. You can find hotel and tour information, along with a food dictionary.

http://www.aboutmadrid.com About Madrid: another site full of tourist information on Madrid--itineries, shopping, food and drink; also links to similar sites on other cities in Spain

http://www.madridman.com MadridMan: this is a detailed website on Madrid. Everything you wanted to know and more. For the media-minded, don't miss the link to radio, TV, music and movies--in English

Sevilla:

www.aboutsevilla.com About Seville: a plentiful site for travel information for Seville

Toledo:

 

Education

www.mec.es/ Ministerio de Educación y Cultura

 

6.  OTHER   COUNTRIES

BRAZIL

www.interknowledge.com/brazil InterKnowledge Maps, tourist attractions and cultural information

EGYPT

www.egiptologia.com/index.htm Amigos de egiptologia: a place to explore Egypt in Spanish! 

EUROPE

www.visiteurope.com/index.htm Visit Europe Maps, tourist attractions and cultural information