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Archive for January, 2013

Fabulous February: a raft of new cultural and historical attractions in Seville

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9639" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Descending Light by Ai WeiWei, part of his show at the Cartuja CAAC. A beautiful piece, but what is he saying about the Chinese Communist state?"] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9624" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption=" On the new tour of Sevilla's Casa Consistorial: looking through to the Renaissance Sala Capitular ...

Good news for young would-be autonomos

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Are you young (in your twenties or early thirties) and looking to go self-employed? Or do you know someone who is? Then you'll be delighted to hear that the government is cutting the hefty autonomo (self-employment social security) payment for the first six months from 250 euros per month to ...

Here Comes the Sun…

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

No, this is not a weather forecast... You may have noticed the growing popularity of flashmobs around Spain lately. These are groups of people who, either spontaneously, or (more often) having rehearsed, perform a song and/or dance in a public place. Flashmobs can be anything from 20 to 200 people. Last year ...

New EU driving licence regulations

Monday, January 21st, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9512" align="aligncenter" width="254" caption="Holders of non-Spanish driving licences like this now have to take a medical examination every 10 years."] [/caption] Are you a non-Spanish person who drives here on an EU driving licence? As of last Saturday, 19 January 2013, there are new regulations for those who have been ...

On the buses… to Malaga’s stunning interior

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9475" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="The comarcas of Malaga province, with its mountains, rivers, and unspoiled hilltowns."] [/caption] If you are a regular visitor to the Costa del Sol, here's a question for you: have you ever visited the interior of Malaga province? This region is the smallest province in Andalucia, but ...

Carnaval de Cadiz – on your (i)phone

Monday, January 14th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9418" align="aligncenter" width="175" caption="Get all the latest on the Carnaval de Cadiz with this app."] [/caption] Next month, the spotlight falls on Cadiz, as the noise, colour and irreverence of the Carnaval embodies the delightful anarchy for which this independent-minded coastal city is so famous. Like Semana Santa, Feria de Sevilla ...

Consumers alert!

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9397" align="aligncenter" width="388" caption="The super-powers of FACUA: fighting for the rights of consumers in Spain."] [/caption] If you live in Spain and have ever had a problem with your phone or internet, you're not alone. FACUA, the Spanish consumers' association, announced yesterday that during 2012, one in three complaints (35.1%) were ...

100 Most Important Spaniards in History

Monday, January 7th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9353" align="aligncenter" width="433" caption="Blas Infante, 'Father of Andalucia', is one of the 100 most important people in the history of Spain."] [/caption] I hope you all had an enjoyable Dia de Los Reyes Magos (Three Kings' Day) yesterday, and didn't eat too much roscon! Around this time of year, the newspapers ...

Follow the Reyes

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9273" align="aligncenter" width="124" caption="This year Seville has an app for its Reyes Magos procession, or cabalgata, which takes place on Saturday."] [/caption] This Saturday is one of the most important for children all around Spain. It is the day when the Reyes Magos (Three Kings) come to every town ...