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Review of 2014’s blog posts

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

This year, here on the Andalucia.com Blog, as always, we've covered a wide variety of topics - from culture and gastronomy to local news - everything from International Sherry Week to the Seville Film Festival, Spain winning top place as the world's number one wine producer, and Andalucia as Trip ...

Shop till you drop

Monday, July 16th, 2012

I was astonished to read recently that the Spanish government is going to oblige shops in some cities to stay open for longer hours, and double the number of Sundays and public holidays - including Malaga, Cordoba, Granada and Sevilla. When I first arrived here in Spain almost nine years ago, ...

Holea, a huge new shopping centre in Huelva

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

If you live in or near Huelva, in the far western part of Andalucia, or in eastern Portugal, especially the Algarve, you'll be interested to hear about a huge new shopping and leisure complex in the area. Carrefour Property, the French-owned megalyth billed as "Europe's leading commercial real estate company", is ...

Foro La Zagaleta, Marbella: luxury brands examined

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_6621" align="aligncenter" width="575" caption="Fashion round table with Ángel Asensio, David Delfín, José Víctor Rodríguez Caro and José Luis Medina del Corral - better known as Seville-based design duo, Victorio & Lucchino."][/caption] GUEST POST: CHRIS CHAPLOW In these challenging economic times it is difficult to imagine anybody being brave enough to ...

We care, you enjoy

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Leafing through a copy of Hello! the other day (English edition, now available in my local Carrefour, hallelujah!), I came across a "Fast Food" recipe (as in quick, easy meals) for "Andalucian Huevos a la Flamenca". Even though I'm a veggie and I know this recipe has meat, I was ...

Sevilla Card: the new, easy way to see the city

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

When you come to a city, you want make sure to see all the main sights and experience all the culture - monuments, museums, shows; maybe take a few hours checking it out, and getting orientated, from the comfort of a bus (top deck, back row); or get an alternative ...

Seville goes eco

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Last week, Seville hosted its first-ever eco-show - Eco Sevilla. It took place at Fibes, the Conference and Exhibition Centre (new wing opening imminently), from Friday to Sunday. Over 80 stands brought a variety of organic and environmentally-friendly products and services to an interested public. The food included all the typical ...

Market forces

Monday, December 13th, 2010

[caption id="attachment_2212" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Drinks at weekly organic market in the Alameda, Sevilla"][/caption] Today I'm going to talk about food, which is an obsession in Andalucia, in case you didn't know. And more specifically, food markets. Farmer's markets and organic produce are both part of life in the UK and US, and ...

Life in the fast lane

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

After living in the western Andalucian countryside for three years, in a fairly quiet area with very few foreign people around, coming to the Costa del Sol is a shock to the system. I went down there for a work meeting this week, and felt like the country mouse in ...

Seville old and new

Monday, September 20th, 2010

I was thinking the other day - as I'm sure you do if you live in or near, or have visited, Seville, or any other historic Andalucian city - the incredibly complex, often tricky, relationship between old and new in my adopted home town. Tradition is highly valued in Sevilla: bullfighting, ...