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Chivatoscopio: getaway to Bilbao, bike-picnics and vermouths in jelly

This weekend we enjoy a solid vermouth in front of the Menorca sea, we dance to the sound of Scottish bagpipes, we taste the best wines of La Rioja and we ride through Madrid with our bike-picnic. What is your plan?

IN THE BED: Tombuctuú, Andalusíes in the lost city of the Sahara. This book is about the mysterious African city of Timbuktu and the traces left by Al Ándalus and hispanomusulmanes left in her, in her history and in her personality.

BETWEEN FRAMES: 'Gulliver's Travels' in 100 watercolorsin Logroño. The painter Guillermo Pérez Villalta shows us his personal interpretation of Jonathan Swift's book through an exhibition formed by more than 100 watercolors. In the room Amós Salvador. When? Until the 29th of September.

ON THE TABLE: Willyfood Restaurant, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Inspired by Julio Verne's novel "Around the World in 80 Days", this restaurant that has just opened its doors surprises us with a menu formed by the flavors of the world. The idea is that each month, the restaurant dedicates its letter to the best cuisine of a destination country. This month: Italy.

Around the world in 80 flavors © Willyfood Restaurant (Facebook)

OF FESTIVAL: Edinburgh International Festival 2015. The city of legends and ghosts becomes the epicenter of the performing arts in August. Until August 31, Edinburgh brings together the best of music, opera, theater and dance. The Military Tattoo is one of your must-see appointments. Check the program on its official website.

Edinburgh is a party! © Corbis

IN THE BAR: We enjoy a solid vermouth in the bar of the Blue Sky Bar of the Barceló Hamilton Menorca hotel. Cold, jelly, tasty and by the sea. This is how this new summer cocktail is served whose texture and flavor will surprise you. Its price: 4.5 euros.

The new trendy snack © Barceló Hamilton Menorca

ROUTE: This weekend we traveled to Bilbao to stay at the Hotel Miró and taste some good wines in Haro (La Rioja). This accommodation boutique offers the Bilbao, Arte & Rioja package, which includes accommodation in a double room, breakfast buffet and a visit to the centuries-old CVNE wineries next to the Cristina Iglesias exhibition. Price: from 160 € VAT included.

One of the rooms of the Hotel Miró © Hotel Miró Bilbao

IN THE CLOSET: Stella McCartney store in Ibiza. This is another of the ephemeral stores that we can enjoy this summer. An elegant and above all ecological store: the materials that dress its 55 square meters have been chosen with environmental criteria: from sustainable wood to natural wool curtains. Open until October.

A very eco shop © Stella McCartney

IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Bike-Picnic in El Matadero, Madrid. Organized by Mobeo, Bici- Picnic is a perfect plan for two-wheel lovers. For 19 euros, it includes 3 hours on one of its special bicycles + neverita with sandwich, fruit and drink + mat. There is possibility to hire guide.

AT THE CINEMA: We pay our little tribute to one of the best comics in our country: Lina Morgan. The chosen film: the mythical Dumb Boat.

IN THE WALKMAN: Poptlatch Bingo! In Plaza Matadero, Madrid. It is a dancing Bingo by Marian Garrido. Here no numbers will sound, but the most successful pop songs. Ready to guess the song that sounds and its singer? Whoever succeeds, takes the prize. The appointment: August 21, 2015, from 8pm to 11pm.

IN THE NET: We get into the Instagram of FlyNYON, a New York aerial photography company that has put the concept into fashion "shoe selfie", which consists of photographing your shoes from the air with the city at your feet (literally). The views are spectacular.


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