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Archive for February, 2013

The Andalucia Hymn – La Bandera Blanco y Verde

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Continuing our theme of videos about Andalucia, what could be more fitting on Dia de Andalucia than the late adored copla singer Rocio Jurado (from Chipiona, in Cadiz) singing the Himno de Andalucia? This video has the words in Spanish - here's the English translation: The Green and White Flag returns ...

A useful video for those buying property in Spain

Monday, February 25th, 2013

If you've ever considered buying a property here in Spain (or anywhere else abroad), or perhaps you're in the process now, the FCO (UK Government's Foreign and Commonwealth Office), in association with property media expert BuyAssociation, has produced an excellent video which covers all the key aspects. As with many such ...

A British-flavoured visit to Cadiz Carnaval

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9870" align="aligncenter" width="187" caption="A royal-British-themed chirigota at the Cadiz Carnaval processes towards its chosen performance location in the street."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9872" align="aligncenter" width="254" caption="Catholic clergy are always ubiquitous at Carnaval - these holy sisters even brought their communion wafers to hand out to the faithful."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9867" align="aligncenter" width="254" ...

The Goyas, Eva Hache and Grupo 7

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Last night was the biggest night of the year for the Spanish movie industry: the Goya Awards 2013. The nominations for the 27th awards focussed on a few movies, one of which was Grupo 7 (Unit 7), a police thriller set and filmed in Seville. Considered the joint-favourite along with silent ...

1 Billion Rising: Dance against violence

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9802" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="One Billion Rising: to support women."] [/caption] Today is a worldwide action day to draw attention to the problem of violence against women. All around the globe, events are being held where you can dance to show your support - they are called "risings". It's no coincidence ...

Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 11th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9777" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The Alhambra Palace in Granada is one of the most romantic buildings in the world - viewed like this, and to visit."] [/caption] So this Thursday is Valentine's Day, or Dia de los Enamorados (Lovers' Day) in Spain. Many hotels and restaurants around Andalucia will have special ...

Important new law for residents with assets outside Spain

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9762" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Modelo 720 is a new form for declaring assets outside Spain worth over 50,000 euros."] [/caption] If you are residente in Spain - basically, those who spend more than 183 days a year here, or whose business is based here (if in doubt, check with your asesor ...

An independently-organised TEDx event in Marbella next month, featuring Michelle Chaplow

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9672" align="aligncenter" width="568" caption="TEDx offers a day of inspiring speakers, including andalucia.com's own Michelle Chaplow, bringing together innovative and creative ideas."][/caption] If you've heard of TEDx, you'll know this is exciting news. If you haven't, then here's the lowdown. TED is a non-profit organisation devoted to "Ideas Worth Spreading"; it started ...