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Archive for April, 2010

Stars in their eyes

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Food is one of the biggest sells for Andalucia as a holiday destination, with delicious two-euro tapas available in bars in town and cities all around the region. The quality of the ingredients is what makes it so good - your tomatoes were grown in the region, as were ...

Fabulous frilly Feria flamenco fashion

Monday, April 26th, 2010

So, the Feria is over for another year. Even now, as I write this, the casetas are being dismantled and packed away for next year, the hams are being taken down, and the kitchens are disappearing in a cloud of dust. I went to the Feria twice this year, ...

Bulls hit

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Before I start on today’s post, I must first stress that my opinions are not representative of those of the website for which I write this blog. The people here at andalucia.com allow me to express my own point of view freely, but it is my personal point of view, ...

Fascinating Feria Facts and Figures

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Those of you who will be heading off to the Seville Feria this week, weather and bus strike allowing - or even tonight for lunes de pescaito and the alumbrao - might be interested to read some facts and figures about this massive spring party. They will keep the conversation ...

The Duchess and the Judge

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Two topics have dominated popular debate and commentary in Spain this week. Both are about controversial Spanish figures who are often in the news, with a political sway. Both are love-em-or-hate-em characters, who split opinion – though sympathy towards both, from certain camps, has increased markedly over the past few ...

The Garden of Seville

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Lovers of urban green spaces, and long-term Andalucian expats, will be interested to hear that one of Seville’s many neglected Expo 92 sites has been resurrected. The 8.5-million-euro Jardin Americano (American Garden), now subtitled El Jardin de Sevilla (The Garden of Seville) had its grand reopening yesterday, complete with the ubiquitous ...

What’s in a name?

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Fans of British rock music (or pop/``Britpop``, depending on how particular you are about your music genres) will be aware that the band Doves have made a new single available online from their best of album, The Places Between, which was released last Monday. What is interesting about this song, ...

Holy Week

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

On Saturday night in Seville something happened which has been all over the newspapers, and will continue to be for some time to come. Two women returning from seeing Semana Santa pasos were hit and killed by a speeding car. The driver was more than double over the limit, and it ...