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Jon Rahm will make his first professional appearance in Spain at Valderrama

Friday, September 1st, 2017

“I look forward to playing in front of the Spanish fans.” [caption id="attachment_1834" align="alignnone" width="640"] Jon Rahm will make his first professional appearance in Spain at Valderrama. ©Getty Images[/caption] Rising Spanish golf star Jon Rahm will make his first professional appearance in Spain at Valderrama, during the third edition of the Andalucía ...

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 ...

On your bike – around Andalucia! Plan Bici 2020

Friday, January 24th, 2014

This week, the Junta de Andalucia (Andalucian Government) announced the "Plan Andaluz de la Bicicleta". This ambitious but admirable project aims to complete a network of over 5,000km of cycle lanes and routes throughout the region, in cities and countryside. The investment is 420 million euros, with benefits including job ...

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 ...

A cold and windy puente? Hit the spa (with the kids)!

Monday, March 4th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9948" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption=" A Thalassotherapy spa uses water taken from the sea, with all its wonderful curative properties."][/caption] It's a new month on the blog today, and here in Andalucia we're struggling to start the week after a four-day weekend (to celebrate the anniversary of the region gaining its ...

On the piste! Sierra Nevada opens for business today

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Today is the first day of the new ski season in Sierra Nevada. The Granada winter sports resort, close to the city itself, is the furthest south in Europe, and is the first Spanish resort to open this year. The resort has started the 2012/2013 season two days earlier than originally ...

Goodbye to our golden summer

Monday, September 10th, 2012

It's all over. Our glorious golden summer of sport has finished. The Paralympics finished in spectacular fashion last night with a stunning Closing Ceremony, and now I'm watching the parade through London in honour of Team GB and Paralympics GB, on my computer here in Spain. No, this has nothing ...

My year in Spain

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_7650" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Exploring A Coruña, Galicia - Rebekah's first stay in Spain."][/caption] GUEST POST: REBEKAH THOMPSON I have been blogging for, usually about special events, since March. However, few readers will be aware that this is my final week working for As a third-year degree student at Nottingham ...

Olympic dreams

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

With the London Olympics just a week away - the Opening Ceremony is next Friday - this post is going to move out of its usual geographical territory, from southern Spain (and nationwide anti-austerity demonstrations, following the naked firefighters) to east London, home of the Olympic Park. As an international ...

“No Hay Dos Sin Tres” – what about “No Hay Tres Sin Cuatro”?

Monday, July 2nd, 2012