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Archive for February, 2008

Happy Dí­a de Andalucia!

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Time for yet another holiday here in Andalucia. That's right, February 28th is a day to celebrate. It's Andalucia Day thanks to this region's founding father, Blas Infante, the man whose ideas eventually served to make this region the separate autonomous community it is today. The question many foreigners living in ...

Calling All Golfers!

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Andalucia's Costa del Sol is also known as the Costa del Golf, thanks to our booming golf industry and courses that spread gorgeous green fairways over much of Málaga's province. Now Andalucia.com is inviting all golfers to join the Andalucia.com golf team on March 7th at the Marbella Golf and Country ...

I Love Fusion

Monday, February 18th, 2008

I have a confession to make, and blogs seem to be the fashionable place to confess these days: I am not a purist. I love fusion - flamenco fusion, that is. And why not? I know there is a movement pushing to preserve the heart and soul of traditional flamenco, and that's fine ...

Andalucia Strikes it Rich!

Friday, February 15th, 2008

The big news this week is that someone - some lucky someone, or perhaps more than one someone - from the tiny town of Montefrio, Granada, has won the "Euromillones" lottery. At over 76 million euros, this is the biggest, fattest lottery prize yet to land on a Spanish town. A ...

Raising Kids in Andalucia

Monday, February 11th, 2008

How often do we hear of yet another family that has moved to southern Spain because it's such a great place to raise children? Families from northern Europe and North America are especially charmed by the warmth of this family-centred Mediterranean society. It's hard not to notice how children are accepted ...

Who’s the best?

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Lately I've been studying the way festivals are celebrated throughout Andalucia. It's often interesting to see how one single festival is celebrated differently from one town or city to another. To be honest, at first glance, all the carnivals looked alike to me, as did all the ferias or semana santas. ...

Land of the Olive

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Would you believe that there is a GPS co-ordinate on record for every single commercial olive tree in Andalucia? That's right. That's how serious the olive production industry is in southern Spain. And with EU subsidies funding this industry we should hardly expect less than tight control (which is why a ...