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Archive for March, 2013

Russian Meeting Point

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10243" align="aligncenter" width="224" caption="Russian Meeting Point was held in Benaldamena."] [/caption] GUEST POST: MARIA JOSE GALVAN I recently had the opportunity to attend this event, which, as we say in Spain, “me vino como anillo al dedo” (came in handy) for my Master's Final Project. This is about the expansion ...

Doñana Park – experiencing untouched nature

Monday, March 25th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10191" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="A deer, a common sight in the woods of Doñana."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_10193" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="El Acebuche, the main visitor centre for Doñana, near Matalascañas."][/caption] Ever since I arrived here in Andalucia, nine and a half years ago, I have wanted to go to Doñana National Park, the UNESCO-recognised ...

Semana Santa – watching the skies

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10122" align="aligncenter" width="433" caption="A barefoot nazareno of the Cristo de la Corona hermandad, which goes out on Viernes de Dolores - tonight."] [/caption] Please excuse the tardiness of this blog post. In changing phone companies, which here in Spain are considerably cheaper if you consolidate your mobile(s), landline and ADSL ...

Malaga in top 50 cruise destinations

Monday, March 18th, 2013

The port of Malaga is one of the top 50 most-visited cruise ports in the world, according to new figures. Malaga comes in at number 44 in the list of the ports which receive the largest number of visiting cruise ship passengers. This is especially good news with the recent opening ...

Spring has sprung!

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10060" align="alignright" width="578" caption="Sweet-smelling orange blossom offers one of the most vivid sensory experiences in Seville's springtime."] [/caption] Yay, my favourite season of the year is here! The rain has stopped, finally, after weeks and weeks of endless downpours, showers, drizzle, thunder, lightning, puddles, wellies and waterproofs - and, of ...

TEDx Marbella: a surefire success

Monday, March 11th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10032" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="Members of the andalucia.com team at TEDx Marbella"] [/caption] GUEST BLOG: by CHRIS CHAPLOW Photos by Fredy Torra and Michelle Chaplow I don’t remember how I first heard about TED, the movement which brings together eminent speakers with ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’, about five years ago - perhaps I just ...

Great news for Seville’s medieval heritage!

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9991" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The Atarazanas in Seville, Royal Shipyards dating from the 13th century, will be turned into a cultural centre. The mighty brick pillars may be excavated as part of the new project - more than half their height is buried underground."] [/caption] A few months ago, I posted ...

A cold and windy puente? Hit the spa (with the kids)!

Monday, March 4th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9948" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption=" A Thalassotherapy spa uses water taken from the sea, with all its wonderful curative properties."][/caption] It's a new month on the blog today, and here in Andalucia we're struggling to start the week after a four-day weekend (to celebrate the anniversary of the region gaining its ...