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Five-star Sevilla

Monday, December 5th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_4482" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The Feria de Abril, one of Seville's most important annnual events, and a big draw for visitors."][/caption] Last week a survey published by travel review website Qype, which analysed 10,000 reports and reviews from users in 12 countries, awarded Seville five stars, its maximum rating. The website ...

15M goes global

Monday, October 17th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_4113" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Demonstrators in Seville earlier this year."][/caption] Although I wasn't around to witness it myself (pressing prior social engagement), the indignados were back on the street again on Saturday - 15 October, following the lead of the original 15M (15 mayo) group who started the famous sit-in in ...

freeze

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

When you think of Cuba, the first things that probably come to mind are great music, rum and communism. The Caribbean island, legendary for its octogenarian pianists and birthplace of the mojito, has a new export: art. But this is no ordinary art. In a country where everything is reused ...

What (not) to wear at the beach

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Imagine the scene: it’s Sunday, and every Spaniard - no matter whether or not they have their own pool, private or shared - heads to the beach. Dominguero is the word used to describe these Sunday daytrippers, who take along everything from their homes apart from the kitchen sink, or ...