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Spain is the world’s number one tourist destination!

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

  The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2017 ranked Spain as the world's top tourism destination. (Source: World Economic Forum)   For the second time, Spain has been ranked as the world’s top tourism destination, above France and Italy. Among the country’s key strengths recognised were that it is extremely well-prepared ...

Review of 2014’s blog posts

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

This year, here on the 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 ...

Model railway wonderland in Seville

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_12916" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The oil refinery section of the spectacular ASAF model railway."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_12904" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Location of the model railway - ASAF (Seville Association of Railway Friends), at Santa Justa station."] [/caption] Of the many attractions on offer in Seville over the Christmas and Reyes period, one of ...

Mr Portillo, Mr Henderson, a railway, and some first-class nosh

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12257" align="aligncenter" width="515" caption="One of the rural train stations which Mr Henderson's Railway from Algeciras to Bobadilla still serves, over 100 years later."] [/caption] This is a story about a railway. Not on the Island of Sodor, but in the valleys of Ronda. Just over a century ago, the Gibralteños ...

My year in Spain

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_7650" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Exploring A Coruña, Galicia - Rebekah's first stay in Spain."][/caption] GUEST POST: REBEKAH THOMPSON I have been blogging for, usually about special events, since March. However, few readers will be aware that this is my final week working for As a third-year degree student at Nottingham ...

Latest news on new Algeciras-Almeria train route

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_6296" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Algeciras-Marbella section of proposed new high-speed coastal railway, Corredor Ferroviario Mediterraneo."][/caption] The latest plans for the new train route known as the "Corredor Ferroviario Mediterraneo", or Mediterranean Rail Corridor, have been announced. The first project for strategic freight transportation was approved by the Government in March last ...