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Archive for January, 2014

Spain: the world’s no3 tourism destination

Friday, January 31st, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13102" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Relief ceramic tiles showing Spanish traditions such as bullfighting and flamenco. In El Pimpi, Malaga"] [/caption] Spain's economy may still be struggling, but tourism continues to establish itself as one of the country's main driving forces in keeping the wheels rolling. In fact, this particular Iberian industry ...

On your bike – around Andalucia! Plan Bici 2020

Friday, January 24th, 2014

This week, the Junta de Andalucia (Andalucian Government) announced the "Plan Andaluz de la Bicicleta". This ambitious but admirable project aims to complete a network of over 5,000km of cycle lanes and routes throughout the region, in cities and countryside. The investment is 420 million euros, with benefits including job ...

New quality labelling system for Iberian pork products

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13061" align="aligncenter" width="486" caption="Jamon iberico - one of Spain's most famous gastronomic products. Photo: Michelle Chaplow"] [/caption] Last week, the Spanish government approved a new colour-coding system for Iberian pork products. Jamon iberico is probably the most popular and highly-prized food in Spain, and nowhere more so than here in ...

Model railway wonderland in Seville

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_12916" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The oil refinery section of the spectacular ASAF model railway."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_12904" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Location of the model railway - ASAF (Seville Association of Railway Friends), at Santa Justa station."] [/caption] Of the many attractions on offer in Seville over the Christmas and Reyes period, one of ...