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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 ...

The importance of eating local

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

[caption id="attachment_7638" align="aligncenter" width="314" caption="Lanjaron mineral water, from a spring in the Alpujarras: a genuinely Andalucian product"][/caption] GUEST POST: CHRIS CHAPLOW Recently I was having tapas in a bar called ‘El Tipico Andaluz’, enjoying jamon y queso and aceite de oliva. Picking up the bottle of mineral water, I noticed it was ...

Malaga Feria

Friday, August 17th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_7528" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Malaga´s traditional biznagas mark the entrance to Calle Larios for the annual August Feria."][/caption] GUEST POST: REBEKAH THOMPSON Feria has returned to Malaga! The annual Malaga summer fair takes place every August - it is a vibrant, energetic, 10-day celebration with all-night street parties, including lashings of flamenco, ...

Fiesta Luna Llena – Full Moon Party: A little bit of Thailand on the Costa del Sol

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_7491" align="aligncenter" width="187" caption="The guest of honour - la luna (the moon) - makes an appearance."][/caption] GUEST POST: REBEKAH THOMPSON I have never been to Thailand, but as it has become an increasingly popular destination for holidaying students and gap year travellers, I know many who have. One of the most ...

Manuel Cortes: a biography

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Guest Post: Rebekah Thompson One of the most famous (or some would say infamous) characters in Andalucía during the Civil War, not for his participation but for his ability to remain hidden for three decades, was Manuel Cortes, former Mayor of Mijas. Through hard work, cunning and an endless list of ...