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Spain now no2 tourist destination in the world

Friday, January 12th, 2018

  Playa de Bajondillo, Torremolinos. Photo by Sophie Careful   Today it was announced that Spain has taken the number 2 spot in most-visited countries in the world. Previously, the US was the second-most visited country, but as of 2017, Spain has knocked los Estados Unidos off the silver podium for ...

Acting Prime Minister Rajoy’s statement about immediate impact of Brexit vote

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Yesterday, 23 June 2016, British people voted to leave the European Union. The final share of the Brexit Referendum was Leave 51.9% (17.4 million votes) and Remain 48.1% (16.1 million votes). This morning, acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy made this statement (this is an edited version; you can read the full text ...

The English in Andalucia

Friday, July 26th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_11518" align="aligncenter" width="420" caption="An English soldier who fought with the Spanish forces against Napeoleon's occupying troops, is buried in the Seville town of Alcala de Guadaira, part of the region's close ties with the UK."] [/caption] The history of Andalucia stretches far back to early human habitation, with Copper Age ...

Football in Seville, with a British touch

Monday, May 20th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10843" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Sevilla FC's home ground, Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan. Love that Art Deco-ish lettering."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_10845" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Fab sunset over the stadium just before the match kicked off (terraces got much fuller)."] [/caption] Last Saturday, I went to my first football match in Spain - and I've been ...