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Archive for August, 2009

Prepare for Post Holiday Blues

Monday, August 31st, 2009

This is it! The last day of summer holidays for so many people across the country. Even those who took their month in July will probably feel a bit of dismay because August is a month when little serious work usually takes place – since half the country is still ...

How do you say “sultry” in Spanish?

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Last week we looked at the hot, dry “terral” wind that blows to the coast from inland Spain. But what about those days when nothing seems to move, when the sky is just a bit overcast and you can feel an almost invisible haze in the air – and it’s ...

Andalucia – burnt by sun and wind

Monday, August 17th, 2009

It’s time for another Spanish lesson, this time in the weather department. Have you learned the word “terral”? It comes from the Spanish word for “earth”, which is “tierra”. It refers to that hot, dry wind that blows off the inland plains out to see from time to time. In the ...

Enjoy the Beach in Andalucia

Monday, August 10th, 2009

I can’t help it. Safety is such an important topic I’ve got to post just a bit more information for those of you who enjoy spending summer holidays at our lovely local beaches. Here we are along the calm, passive Mediterranean. What a delight, with warm currents bringing perfect temperatures for ...

Pool Safety in Andalucia

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Andalucia is a sunny, beautiful paradise, a land of endless holiday. This is known as a “safe” tourist destination and, by all practical estimations, it surely is. However, there is one danger that is so often underestimated – and that is found in many easily accessible swimming pools that are ...