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Archive for November, 2011

Two new museums for Seville

Monday, November 28th, 2011

If you've ever been to Malaga - or if you live nearby - you'll know that it has an extraordinary amount of museums, covering everything from religion to wine, and cars to art, with Picasso being its most famous son. Now Seville is getting two new museums: one about travel, ...

A glimmer of hope

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_4403" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The most common system for producing solar energy in Andalucia: rows upon rows of panels, which reflect light onto towers..."][/caption] Amidst all the uncertainty of this post-election week, with everyone waiting for the new Prime Minister-elect, Mariano Rajoy, to make his pronouncement on how he's planning to ...

“Don’t expect miracles”

Monday, November 21st, 2011

[caption id="attachment_4380" align="aligncenter" width="188" caption="Map of 2011 General Election results. A sea of blue (PP), with some red spots (PSOE)."][/caption] This was the characteristically pragmatic declaration by Spain's new Prime Minister-elect, in his victory speech in Madrid last night. Mariano Rajoy's Partido Popular romped home to an overwhelming victory in the elections, ...

20N

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_4331" align="aligncenter" width="254" caption="Results of the 2008 General Election (blue is PP, red PSOE). How much more blue will we see after Sunday?"][/caption] Unless you don't live here in Spain, you will be aware that this Sunday is the General Election. Both major parties have been campaigning, but without much ...

“Welcome to Andalucia, welcome home”

Monday, November 14th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_4319" align="aligncenter" width="254" caption="Most British tourists come to Andalucia for the beaches, but demand for cultural tourism is growing too."][/caption] This is the new slogan of the Junta de Andalucia, directed at British tourists, who are the most important market for this area. The Junta's tourism department wants to make ...

Eco fashion in Malaga

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

If you didn't know that there's a car museum in Malaga - the Museo Autovilistico (and not that many people do, it only opened a year ago) - then you'll be even more surprised to hear that it also has a fashion section - an extensive collection of vintage ...

Seville, Movie Capital of Europe (for a week)

Monday, November 7th, 2011

It started last Friday, 4 November, and the Seville Festival de Cine Europeo (#SEFF on Twitter) will be showing the best new films from around Europe until this Friday, 11 November. The special guest country this year is Russia, with the festival subtitled: "Nuevo Cine Ruso". Screenings are at the Teatro ...

Happy reading: Seville’s tourism figures

Monday, November 7th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_4239" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="View from Triana bridge to riverside walkway, Giralda and Plaza de Toros."][/caption] Things are looking up for tourism in Seville. The latest visitor figures are very positive, possibly due to the unrest in North Africa causing would-be travellers to countries like Morocco to divert to southern Spain, the ...

Twitter and Facebook dominate Spanish social media

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

As an avid time-waster user of social media, I was very excited to be delivered of a brand new iphone yesterday (4 - they're giving them away, literally, now the 4S is out; mine was free). I already spend far too long faffing about on Twitter and Facebook ("essential for ...