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Game of Thrones Season 7 to film in Andalucia again

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

The Alcazar as seen in Game of Thrones - the palace of Prince Doran, ruler of the Kingdom of Dorne. (Photo: HBO) For the third season running, HBO's globally successful, multi-award-winning fantasy drama series Game of Thrones will be filmed in Andalucia. Season seven will be shot in various locations around the ...

20 years of Andalucia.com

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Treasure hunt between Estepona and Casares Back in 1996, in the early days of the internet - when WIFI, twitter and touch-screen smart phones were but a far-off futuristic dream - a tech-savvy young British engineer living in southern Spain had an idea: to register the domain andalucia.com. Chris Chaplow, along ...

Happy 19th birthday, andalucia.com!

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

[caption id="attachment_16351" align="aligncenter" width="515" caption="Andalucia.com is 19 years old!"][/caption] On Friday 17  April Andalucia.com celebrates its 19th birthday - the website was founded by Chris Chaplow on 17 April 1996. Andalucia has established itself as the leading website about the region, with visitor statistics which have grown exponentially, as southern Spain is a ...

3rd Edition of Foro La Zagaleta: “The Brand of the 21st Century”

Monday, June 9th, 2014

GUEST POST BY SOPHIE CAREFULL [caption id="attachment_14037" align="aligncenter" width="515" caption="The team behind a very successful Foro La Zagaleta 2014, the luxury brand forum held in Marbella."] [/caption] Last Friday 6 June, for the third year, some of the biggest names in the international business world came together at the Marbella Conference Centre ...

Rod Younger (1959-2013)

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Guest Blog By Annie Bennett There are not many people who make you smile whenever you think of them, but Rod Younger was definitely one of them. His positive outlook, enthusiasm for whatever he was involved with, vast knowledge of Spanish history and culture and, of course, those twinkling eyes and ...

A new way of working

Monday, May 21st, 2012

[caption id="attachment_6381" align="aligncenter" width="570" caption="The monthly workINcompany get-together is called a "Jelly"."][/caption] A few weeks ago I went to an event called a "Jelly". No, it wasn't anything to do with food, or kids, or indeed kids' food - it was a get-together of self-employed people to introduce a new workspace ...

(Almost) royal wedding in Seville

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Click here to see a video of the Duquesa de Alba greeting the public who massed outside her palace for her wedding, as well as her flamenco performance. She may not be royal, but the Duquesa de Alba's blood runs blue through her veins. Descended from King James II of England ...

Deber y tener

Monday, November 1st, 2010

OK, I admit it. I love TV movies about famous people. Even better if they're royalty or aristos, and we get a glimpse inside their everyday lives - the king eating his breakfast in a grey chandal (tracksuit), Prince Felipe glued to the telly. The mini-series about the Duquesa de ...

An International Film ‘Festival’?

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

A couple of nights ago I went to an event organised by The New World Trust, a non-profit organisation created to support talented young artists all over the world. The event was The Marbella International Film Festival which is an annual free outdoor screening of various award winning short films ...

The Duchess and the Judge

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Two topics have dominated popular debate and commentary in Spain this week. Both are about controversial Spanish figures who are often in the news, with a political sway. Both are love-em-or-hate-em characters, who split opinion – though sympathy towards both, from certain camps, has increased markedly over the past few ...