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Landscapes of Andalucia

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Clockwise Sierra de Ronda near Gaucin. wetlands of Doñana Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Almeria’s desert landscape, used as a location for Series 6 of Game of Thrones. Los Muertos beach in Almeria, with volcanic cliffs. Those of us who are fortunate enough to live here in Andalucia will be ...

New EU driving licence regulations

Monday, January 21st, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9512" align="aligncenter" width="254" caption="Holders of non-Spanish driving licences like this now have to take a medical examination every 10 years."] [/caption] Are you a non-Spanish person who drives here on an EU driving licence? As of last Saturday, 19 January 2013, there are new regulations for those who have been ...

Map of Portugese motorway toll cameras

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_6437" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Praia Doña Ana in Lagos, at the far end Portugal's Algarve coast (and the A22 toll motorway) from the border with Spain, and Andalucia."][/caption] Many of us will be heading off to the Algarve for our holidays now that summer is arriving. The controversial new toll on the ...

Ecosevilla II

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Last weekend was the second edition of Ecosevilla, following the launch event last October. There were more stands - 100, up from 70 - and the hall at FIBES Conference Centre looked and felt busier and fuller. There were stalls with organic food, drink, sustainable energy, handmade toys, environmental organisations, charities ...

Golfing with the stars

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_5389" align="aligncenter" width="375" caption="The winner and runner-up of the Ladies Banesto Golf Tour Málaga Test. Laura is on the right, with the jamón! Photo: copyright Fernando Herranz"][/caption] GUEST POST BY REBEKAH THOMPSON When we were teenagers, my brother, sister and I called ourselves the “golf orphans”, as our Mum spent many ...

Eco fashion in Malaga

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

If you didn't know that there's a car museum in Malaga - the Museo Autovilistico (and not that many people do, it only opened a year ago) - then you'll be even more surprised to hear that it also has a fashion section - an extensive collection of vintage ...

Our friends electric, part 3

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

[caption id="attachment_4027" align="aligncenter" width="512" caption="This parking space at Carrefour supermarket is an electric car charging point. New since August this year, I haven't seen anyone use it to charge their car yet."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4022" align="aligncenter" width="433" caption="Charging point for Cochele electric car-share programme in Seville car park. "][/caption] I did a ...

High-tech Semana Santa

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

It's been very sad for all the hermandades (brotherhoods) who have not been able to go out because of the rain this Semana Santa, both here in Seville and around Andalucia. And the forecast doesn't look much better for the next few days - 100% probability of rain today (so ...

Careful in your car

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Last month I wrote a post about the new speed limit on motorways in Spain, which has been reduced from 120km/h to 110km/h. You could incur a fine, or even lose points on your driving licence, if you have a Spanish one. Now there is a new campaign which drivers ...

Saving energy

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

If you drive in Spain - whether daily if you live here, when visiting if you own a second home, or occasionally if you hire a car while here on holiday - you should be aware of an important change in the law which will affect your road use, effective ...