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  DEC 2010     
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Consulate General of Spain in Guangzhou first launched Spain's National Day Cocktail Party and Inauguration of Spain Visa Center in Guangzhou
In the evening of 12 December (Spain's National Day), Ms. Chen Xiaochuan, Vice Chairman of The Standing Committee of the Guangdong Provincial People's Congress , Ms. Gong Erzhen ,Vice Mayor of Guangzhou, Mr. Carlos Morales, Consul General of Consulate General of Spain in Guangzhou, Mr. Juan Manual Ortega, Commercial and Economic Counselor of Consulate General of Spain in Guangzhou, and Mr. David Ferran Priestley, Director of the Spanish Tourism attended the reception celebrating Spain's National day at Shangri-La Hotel Guangzhou held by Consulate General of Spain in Guangzhou.
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"I Need Spain"- First cocktail party to introduce Valencia Tourism was organized in Guangzhou

It was the first time for the Spanish Tourism Office in Guangzhou to organize "I Need Spain"- cocktail party to introduce Valencia Tourism in Guangzhou. During the event in June, Mr. Wang Fuchun, the Vice Minister of Guangzhou Foreign Affairs Office, Mr. Carlos Morales, Consul General of Consulate General of Spain in Guangzhou, Mr. David Ferran Priestley, Director of the Spanish Tourism Office, Mr. Miguel Ángel Pérez, Representative of Valencia Tourism & Convention Bureau, and Mr. David A López, Chief Representative of Valencian Trade Development & Promotion Office, together with guests including the mainstream media, travel wholesalers and professionals from the F&B industry enjoyed the Spanish wine, the Spanish well-known Jamon Iberico as well as various traditional tapas at Guangzhou Pacific Wharf.

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Successful Media Trip organized with Qatar Airways
The Spanish Tourism Office in Guangzhou and Qatar Airways jointly organized a media trip in early September. Participants were invited to travel to Segovia where there are rich cultural heritage, and Valencia, the third largest city of Spain. The media were impressed by the cultural heritage, modern constructions, Spanish gourmets, and the Spanish way of slow living. They also visited an exciting basketball match as well as a splendid fashion show.
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Mango: 100% Spain inspired
Spain National Tourism Board (Turespaña) and Spanish fashion brand MANGO teamed up for a joint promotion campaign in Asia. Using the slogan of "MANGO: 100% Spain inspired", the program was run throughout the month of November in selected stores in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. With its headquarters in Palau Solità i Plegamans (Barcelona) where masterpieces of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí can be found, MANGO is a trendy urban brand. During the promotion, customers had the chance to get a holiday package to Barcelona for two persons, and 200 Euro MANGO gift checks. The lucky draw result was announced in early December.
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Cordoba
Very well connected to the other Andalusian capitals, Cordoba also has the high speed train (AVE) and a very extensive railway network linking it to all the big cities, like Madrid and Seville. Once inside the city, a large network of buses and taxis enable visitors to reach any destination in a few minutes.
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The La Liga Final Match- A Feast for Global Soccer Fans
Global soccer fans had been excitedly looking forward to the matches ever since the 2010-2011 La Liga matches schedule was released. In August, matches between Real Madrid and RCD Mallorca, as well as last year champion FC Barcelona and Racing de Santander were two very exciting games for fans, but the most expectant match would be the final match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, which was also known as the match between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The game was held on 28 November 2010 in Camp Nou, which was an exciting night for all the fans. Located at the center of Barcelona, Camp Nou is the home of FC Barcelona as well as the world's largest soccer stadium, which can accommodate near 100,000 fans. Besides, it is very convenient to get there by taking taxi, subway or other public transportation.
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  Tappas Conrner  
 
Salmorejo (a type of cold tomato soup with bread, garlic and olive oil)
Salmorejo is a typical dish from Cordoba. But follow the recipe - deviations may cause a flavor imbalance.
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  Did You Know?  
 
El Bulli
The New York Times points at Catalan chef Ferrán Adriá as the main responsible for this culinary revolution, and does not mince its words when praising his great talent and the significant role he has played as the leader of Spanish imaginative cuisine. Recipes like "Vegetable Airs" and "Liquid Ravioli" are only a small example of the creative genius of this Catalan chef, whose restaurant – El Bulli, located in the town of Roses, Girona – is a peculiar culinary laboratory where new textures and flavors are invented on a daily basis and which has become a mecca for the world's most discriminating gourmets. You'll be able to sample an imaginative and unique cuisine whose key feature is its innovation, as you'll see from the gourmet set menu. As it is in a state of constant creative evolution, the restaurant only opens from June to December; the rest of the time it is dedicated to investigating new recipes.
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