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Contemporary Photography Show in Seville

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

by Fiona Flores   [caption id="attachment_17676" align="aligncenter" width="578"] (From top, L to R) Eduardo D'Acosta - curator of the Spin Off exhibition, the artists, Michelle Chaplow with the Pool of Life, and the facade of the Fundacion Valentin Madariaga[/caption]   Seville is not known for its contemporary art scene – Malaga has long had ...

Acting Prime Minister Rajoy’s statement about immediate impact of Brexit vote

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Yesterday, 23 June 2016, British people voted to leave the European Union. The final share of the Brexit Referendum was Leave 51.9% (17.4 million votes) and Remain 48.1% (16.1 million votes). This morning, acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy made this statement (this is an edited version; you can read the full text ...

The heat is on – 10 top tips to cope in a southern Spanish summer

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Whether you have made Andalucia your permanent home, you're staying for a long sojourn over the summer months, or you're just here on holiday (or planning to be shortly), you will be aware of the extreme heat in July and August, especially in the inland cities such as Seville and ...

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 ...

Musing on an expat’s sojourn

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Like many expats - indeed, most of the ones I know, especially those with young children - I'm coming to the end of my summer sojourn in England. As always - this is my ninth August spent here, I've only missed one, during my first pregnancy, and never again - my ...

Rock ‘n’ Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution (but talking in Seville is)

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_15068" align="alignnone" width="468" caption="A bar in Plaza San Francisco, a flashpoint for outdoor night-time noise in Seville. Photo credit: Michelle Chaplow"] [/caption] When you come to beautiful, historic Seville, whether for a brief visit, a medium-length stay, or to live permanently, you will have certain preconceptions about this vibrant city. Its ...

La Gran Recogida 2013: the season of giving

Friday, November 29th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12736" align="aligncenter" width="409" caption="Donate food for the hungry in Andalucia as part of the Gran Recogida de Alimentos (Great Food Collection), at supermarkets today and tomorrow."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_12740" align="aligncenter" width="433" caption="Two volunteers in my local supermarket accept food donated by shoppers as part of La Gran Recogida early this ...

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 useful video for those buying property in Spain

Monday, February 25th, 2013

If you've ever considered buying a property here in Spain (or anywhere else abroad), or perhaps you're in the process now, the FCO (UK Government's Foreign and Commonwealth Office), in association with property media expert BuyAssociation, has produced an excellent video which covers all the key aspects. As with many such ...

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 ...