Taste of Spain

July 6, 2009 at 8:25 pm | Posted in General, London, Out and About, Sydney, Tourism, Travel, UK | Leave a comment
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At the end of May Regent Street in London was turned into a “Taste of Spain“.

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While I know I missed out on the free hats and paella it didn’t really live up to expectations.
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Realistically the event should have been renamed Spanish Tourism as most of the exhibitors were promoting travel to Spain with leaflets and brochures. Whoo. There were also a few vendors but nothing striking. The main stage had some dancers and the events there may have proved interesting.
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I went relatively early and walking along the street was fairly easy, that is until I reached the middle of the road where the organisers had placed a large sandy enclosure thus forcing the crowds into bottlenecks on either side. Awful planning.
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Lastly, I only saw 2 Spanish food vendors on the street with predictably large queues which more than anything seems to run contrary to an event called a “Taste of Spain”.
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Despite its significantly smaller size I found Sydney’s Spanish Festival a much more lively affair.

More photos at Flickr.

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