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Archive for March, 2008

Integration

Monday, March 31st, 2008

This is a big issue among expatriates here in Andalucia. Just how integrated into the local culture are we? Just how integrated should we be? It's clear that many are attracted to the south of Spain by a radiant sun, clear blue skies and stretches of heavenly beach. Those who ...

Skirts or Trousers?

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Big, big news item this week. Would you believe that the owners of a hospital in Cádiz have taken 30 euros in bonus pay away from nurses who refuse to wear the traditional uniform - the one specified in the company regulations? That uniform was chosen 30 years ago and includes ...

Andalucia Post Semana Santa

Monday, March 24th, 2008

And this really is something to consider: imagine holding a weeklong party in your home. Would you be ready to dive into "life as usual" on Monday morning? It only makes sense that this week our entire region is suffering a sort of "post Semana Santa hangover" or "post-vacation stress disorder" ...

Modern Day Semana Santa

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Penitence just isn't what it used to be. Who would have imagined back in 1890, for example, that those bearing the heavy floats through the streets would one day have the support of... physiotherapists? That's right. I saw it myself this weekend on the local news. Right there on the screen ...

World Consumer Day in Andalucia

Friday, March 14th, 2008

What a great place to celebrate World Consumer Day! Where better than southern Spain? With such great weather, you can put together the perfect picnic and choose an ideal location to... consume, of course! You can be sure that all of our local consumer organisations have been working hard this week, ...

The Socialist Reign Continues

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Six times in a row! That's Manuel Chaves for you, Andalucia's president once again winning the elections. But not, however, without a new little twist this time around. Even though Socialists once again swept the board across southern Spain, the opposition Popular Party has shown its strength - winning 10 extra ...

Fun with Science in Andalucia

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

If you've never been to the Parque de las Ciencias science museum in Granada (capital), I highly recommend you make a spot in your agenda. This is a must see for kids of all ages - up to around 110 years old, I think. In fact, as my family and I enjoyed ...