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Archive for May, 2015

Tony Bryant: Gitanerias, the Essence of Flamenco

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Tony Bryant's third book focuses on the writer's time in Utrera, a small town in Seville province known for its gypsy flamenco dynasties. For those of us who choose to live in Spain, many aspects of the country and its lifestyle and culture are powerfully seductive. The weather, the tapas, the ...

Madonna goes torera

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Madonna's bullfighter-themed Grammys 2015 performance, in Givenchy outfit. Photo: madonnaphotos/Flickr The world of bullfighting in Spain, especially here in Andalucia, is one which provokes strong reactions. From the breeding of toros bravos, fighting bulls, specifically for la corrida (bullfighting), to the brave men themselves, and the actual fights, visitors to Spain ...

Spain still top summer holiday destination for Europeans

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Beautiful Estepona Beach For a large majority of Europeans, Spain is still the top country of choice for the big annual holiday, according to YouGov. And among the Brits, one favourite area is Andalucia. The survey asked 7,562 people in seven different European countries, both northern and southern - the UK, Spain, France, Germany, Holland, Italy ...