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Wild, wild west

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

This October, Western movie fans will be excited to hear that Almeria is hosting Europe's only film festival dedicated to the genre. The lunar landscapes of Tabernas desert, with its dramatic, barren slopes and rocky outcrops which so resemble the North American Wild West, were the location for such classics as ...

Which is the best beach in Andalucia?

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

[caption id="attachment_4652" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Which is your favourite beach in southern Spain? Many people like to kick back on the white sands of Bolonia (number 2)."][/caption] A (freebie) Spanish newspaper website started a "ranking" of Andalucia's beaches a few weeks ago. The ranking works on a points system - you score each ...

Picture post

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

I haven't done a photo post on this blog for some time now. So here's an interactive post for you: seven photos, one from each of all the provinces in Andalucia except Jaen, which I'm ashamed to admit I've never visited in my eight years of living here. See if ...

Some good news, at last

Monday, July 4th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_3416" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Tomatoes from Nijar in Almeria, the top product of Andalucia's key exporting province."][/caption] I am writing this wearing an item of clothing with sleeves. For the first time in weeks. Yes, the temperatures here in Andalucia gave us a break this weekend, with the thermometer falling to ...