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Archive for September, 2008

Autumn Harvest in Andalucia

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

In reality, we have a such a lovely, mild climate there the harvest could be celebrated year round. And thanks to the spread of the plastic greenhouses, even seasonal crops keep going all year. The harvest however is a time of great traditions all over the world and that goes for ...

Pros and Cons of Back to School

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Across Andalucia children and teens are back in school. On one hand the regional government is underlining the many gains made for this school year: new schools, subsidised text books, expanded cafeteria services. Doctors however have raised a red flag. In fact, none other than the Spanish Flebology Society (specialists in ...

Baptism with an Andalusian Twist

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Whether or not you are a member of any particular religious organisation, you will probably be interested to know what the mayor of the town of El Borges in Málaga province is up to these days. Jose Antonio Ponce is a member of the Communist Party and a proud atheist. Supposedly ...

Young and Andaluz

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

I've just received an info pack from the Instituto Andaluz de la Juventud - the Youth Institute, and I must say I'm impressed by the creative and "intercultural" focus this autumn. It so happens that Intercultural Dialogue Day is September 26th - sponsored by the European Federation of Intercultural Learning. You ...