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Archive for July, 2008

Summer Fun – Spanish Style

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

The summer concert season is in full swing in Andalucia and across the country. Here are just a few upcoming concert dates for your diary: Whitesnake – July 27 & 28 – Sala Rockstar, Barakaldo – July 30 Santiago Compostela Simply Red – July 30th – Hotel Puente Romano, Marbella Quatretondeta Festival of ...

Bailen 1808 to 2008 – History Comes to Life

Friday, July 18th, 2008

You can read all about the great big battle of Bailén in the province of Jaen in Manual Bocero de la Rosa's historical novel published by Editorial Almuzara. That was the battle that marked the turning point in Napoleon's invasion of Spain. It was the first time Spaniards won a battle ...

Beat the Heat

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Is Andalucia getting a bit too hot for you? Why not head up to Pamplona this weekend? Right now the San Fermín "Running of the Bulls" festival is in full swing through the 14th of July. Yes, you've missed the Txupinazo - the customary drinking and spraying of champaigne that opens ...

Kitesurfing Champs

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Tarifa's big world Kitesurfing Championships drew thousands to the windswept beaches this past weekend. And the winners are... Gisela Pulido from Catalonia is celebrating her victory over the Polish surfer Karolina Winkowska. Kevin Langaree from Holland took all in the men's championships. He faced tough competition from Aaron Hadlow, who came in ...