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Archive for August, 2014

New Kitesurfing World Record set in Tarifa on Sunday

Friday, August 29th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_15179" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption=" The Kitesurfing Armada Spain in Tarifa yesterday - Sunday 31 August."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_15155" align="aligncenter" width="566" caption=" On Sunday 352 kitesurfers broke the world record in Tarifa, on Playa de los Lances."][/caption] Yesterday, Sunday 31 August, kitesurfers in Tarifa broke the world record for the most kitesurfers ...

Musing on an expat’s sojourn

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Like many expats - indeed, most of the ones I know, especially those with young children - I'm coming to the end of my summer sojourn in England. As always - this is my ninth August spent here, I've only missed one, during my first pregnancy, and never again - my ...

La Bienal de Flamenco 2014 – A Preview

Monday, August 18th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_15104" align="aligncenter" width="350" caption="The Bienal de Flamenco draws the finest talent to Seville every two years."] [/caption] This autumn, flamenco fans shouldn't miss a major event taking place in Seville: the Bienal. Every second year, the finest performers and companies - singers, musicians, dancers - bring their shows to the city ...

Rock ‘n’ Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution (but talking in Seville is)

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_15068" align="alignnone" width="468" caption="A bar in Plaza San Francisco, a flashpoint for outdoor night-time noise in Seville. Photo credit: Michelle Chaplow"] [/caption] When you come to beautiful, historic Seville, whether for a brief visit, a medium-length stay, or to live permanently, you will have certain preconceptions about this vibrant city. Its ...