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First-ever transatlantic solar electric flight to land in Seville

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

  Solar Impulse 2 is a solar-powered electric plane currently crossing the Atlantic.   In a few hours, at around 5am tomorrow, Thursday 23 June, a historic event will take place at Seville's San Pablo airport. The first ever flight in a solar-powered electric plane across the Atlantic, with no fuel and no emissions, is due ...

La Pepa on tour

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

When I saw in the newspaper last week that a replica 17th-century galleon had arrived in the port of Sevilla, I realised it must be the same one I had seen some time previously, just before it left on a 6,000km voyage. [caption id="attachment_4892" align="aligncenter" width="203" caption="Galeon de Andalucia docked in ...

New toll on Algarve motorway A22

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Today is the first day for the new toll on the A22 road in Portugal. This is the continuation of the Sevilla-Huelva motorway, the A49, after it crosses the bridge over the river Guadiamar after Ayamonte, and carries on into the Algarve. Many residents of western Andalucia are up in arms, ...

On the cards

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

In Spain, everyone needs an identity card. And children need theirs before their fifth birthday. As my son turns five next week, we took him to the comisaria (police station, for it is there where DNIs and passports are issued - on the spot). He is now the proud owner of an ...

Vuelta al cole

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Hello, I'm back in Spain now, and melting like every one else. Thanks very much to Sarah for her excellent blogs over the past month while I was away. She wrote about exactly the sort of interesting topics which it's easy to overlook when you've been here for a while, ...

Fancy food fads

Monday, May 10th, 2010

As I’ve covered some fairly serious issues over the past few weeks – politics, the economy, bullfighting - it’s time for something a bit more light-hearted (and indulgent). In these times of crisis (OK, 0.1% growth is, at least, positive – only just, though), we need something to take our ...