Tristan Cano

Tristan Cano was a freelance travel writer and journalist who lived and worked in his beloved Gibraltar on the southernmost tip of Europe. He wrote extensively in the Gibraltarian and international press about Gibraltar’s history and was the author of Historic Walking Guides: Gibraltar. Sadly, he passed away in 2013 from a brain tumor.

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Roman Ruins and More in Malaga, Spain

Roman Ruins, Moorish Castles, and Tapas Bars By Tristan Cano Built on the site of a former Moorish stronghold, with a Cathedral (formerly the city’s main Mosque) at its heart, Malaga has all the hallmarks of a classical Andalucian city. Its city center has long outgrown the lines of the…

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The Rock of Gibraltar: Dining and Shopping, Page Three

Jumpers Wheel Restaurant – Probably Gibraltar’s most popular seafood restaurant. Located atop North Jumpers Bastion in Gibraltar’s South District, this restaurant is extremely popular with hard-to-please local diners. The food is top-notch encompassing both meat and seafood dishes on a raciones basis. Best to book in advance, particularly during the…

Provincial government building in Bruges, Belgium

Bruges, Belgium: More than “In Bruges”

. Bruges, Belgium: Great Art, Ancient Grandeur By Tristan Cano Ever since watching the film “In Bruges” I had been fascinated with the idea of visiting the capital of West Flanders located in Belgium’s Flemish region. The film’s dark plot centers on the lives of two Irish hit men who hide…

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The Rock of Gibraltar: Beaches, Bunkers and Birding

GoNOMAD Destination Mini Guide: Gibraltar The Rock of Gibraltar: Beaches, Bunkers and Birding By Tristan Cano Located at the southern extreme of the Iberian Peninsular, the Rock of Gibraltar, famed gatekeeper of the Mediterranean, is one of the legendary Pillars of Hercules which, in AD 711, was the stepping-stone for…

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Cordoba: Cultural Center Through the Centuries

A Walk Through Spain’s Córdoba By Tristan Cano Originally founded in Roman times, Córdoba went on to be one of Europe’s largest cities and one of the first to reach one million inhabitants. It was the capital of Al-Andalus and a center of culture and learning which was largely considered…

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