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Matthew Hirtes
Works at matthewhirtes.com
Attended Fernwood Comprehensive
Lived in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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automotive museum at Museo Nicolis - Travel Photo Discovery by +Noel Morata I have no interest in cars, but what's this? This celebrated photographer is making me fall in love with them.

#MuseoNicolis   #travel   #Europe   #museums  
automotive museum at Museo Nicolis - an extensive transportation museum containing a variety of automotive, motor cycle, bicycle and other transport vehicles
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Through the Eyes of an Educator: San Diego, California Loving the sound of San Diego as described by +Wandering Educators' +Stacey Ebert 

#California   #travel   #SanDiego   #UStravel  
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Autonomous Community Spotlight: La Rioja by +Catherine Gaa. Lovely guide to Spain's smallest autonomous community by one of the leading Hispanophile bloggers.

#Spain   #LaRioja   #travel   #wine  
Not one to make travel goals, I did make one when coming to Spain: visit all 17 autonomous communities at least once before going home. While Madrid, Barcelona and Seville are the stars of the tour...
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365 Project 2015 - week 8 | A Cook Not Mad Love this project from +A Cook Not Mad. Covering one of my favourite countries too.

#Scotland   #travel   #photography   #whisky  
Scottish castles, whisky and illness were all part of the last week of this trip.
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The A-Z of Spanish Culture: Beyond Toros and Flamenco by Pilar Orti, a Review How to get to know Spain better? Read +Pilar SpainUncovered's excellent book.

#Spain   #culture   #history   #Spanishculture  
Considering myself to be a reasonably well-read connoisseur of Spanish literature, I looked forward to "Q is for Quixote: Great classic writers." With good reason, as it turned out. Yet I discovered that I didn't know quite as much about Sp...
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photographs of Meteora, Greece by +Noel Morata What a stunning place Meteora appears to be. Surprised I haven't already heard of it.

#Greece   #Meteora   #travel   #photography  
photographs of Meteora, Greece- photo highlights of the spectacular landscape, monasteries and vistas of this Unesco World Heritage site
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Can you Fly Business Class with Kids by +Bethaney Davies. It's an interesting question. And an even more fascinating answer. Great advice for travelling families.

#travel   #flights   #businessclass   #familytravel  
Can you fly business class with kids? Or more importantly, should you fly business class with kids? We have and it certainly is easier but is it worth it? And can you get them to behave well enough onboard?
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Gracia: The Hidden Village in Barcelona | Barcelona Blonde by +Jessica Bowler Have you ever been to Barcelona's Gracia? If not, here's why you should.

#Barcelona   #Gracia   #travel   #Catalonia  
Gracia may be part of Barcelona, but this little neighborhood definitely has its own thing going on. Check out this guide to its coolest traditions.
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The A-Z of Spanish Culture: Beyond Toros and Flamenco by Pilar Orti, a Review Get under the skin of Spain with a read of this book, a masterclass in edutainment.

#Spain   #PilarOrti   #AtoZofSpanishCulture   #Spanishhistory  
Considering myself to be a reasonably well-read connoisseur of Spanish literature, I looked forward to "Q is for Quixote: Great classic writers." With good reason, as it turned out. Yet I discovered that I didn't know quite as much about Sp...
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The A-Z of Spanish Culture: Beyond Toros and Flamenco by Pilar Orti, a Review How to get to know Spain better? Read some +Pilar Orti.

#Spain   #spanishmusic   #culture   #history  
Considering myself to be a reasonably well-read connoisseur of Spanish literature, I looked forward to "Q is for Quixote: Great classic writers." With good reason, as it turned out. Yet I discovered that I didn't know quite as much about Sp...
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The A-Z of Spanish Culture: Beyond Toros and Flamenco by Pilar Orti, a Review Check out my latest for +The Huffington Post UK, reviewing +Pilar Orti's A-Z of Spanish Culture.

#Spain   #DonQuixote   #PilarOrti   #culture   
Considering myself to be a reasonably well-read connoisseur of Spanish literature, I looked forward to "Q is for Quixote: Great classic writers." With good reason, as it turned out. Yet I discovered that I didn't know quite as much about Sp...
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Go expat in...moving to Alhaurín el Grande How about relocating to Andalucia and Alharurín el Grande? Read all about this town in my latest for +Spain Buddy.

#Spain   #expats   #relocation   #Andalucia  
Matthew's article this week concentrates on moving to Andalucia's Alhaurín el Grande. Alhaurín el Grande: go up in the world by relocating to the mountains
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Education
  • Fernwood Comprehensive
    1986 - 1988
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Tagline
I'm the author of Going Local in Gran Canaria.
Introduction
I live in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, less glamorous than it sounds, but a great base to explore a beautiful island.
Bragging rights
I'm the father of three beautiful boys: Alex, Dani, and Tom.
Work
Occupation
I'm a journalist and writer, covering Spain+ for Spain-Holiday.com, The Huffington Post and The Independent.
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  • matthewhirtes.com
    blogger, 2012 - present
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