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Sevilla’s April Fair: Spain’s sparkling spring spectacle

No one puts on a spring fair like Sevilla, the capital of Spain’s Andalucia region, with one of the country’s most exuberant festivals.
Tags: Travel, News, Life, Spain, Sevilla, Andalucia

Pylon row: Andalucían residents oppose 'electrical highway'

Activists argue area of natural beauty will be destroyed if energy network is builtResidents’ groups in one of the most beautiful and rugged corners of Spain are protesting against plans to build a towering “electricity highway” over their hills, fields and farms, saying it will wreck their way of life.Activists in the Alpujarra and Lecrín valley areas of south-eastern Andalucía said the proposed 182km-long line between the provinces of Almería and Granada would have “devastating” consequences f...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Andalucia, Granada, Almeria, Alpujarra, Lecrín

First time swappers: one of our best holidays ever!

Home swap between Kitty & Patrick's home in Devon and Jenny & Jez's home in Andalucia Home swap: Barnstable, Devon (UK) to Lecrin Valley, Andalucia (Spain) "We had an amazing 2 week home swap at Jenny and Jez's gorgeous home. It was well presented and clean and had character. Jenny sweetly left us some delicious Spanish treats and great recommendations for places to eat. We found the location fantastic because we could easily visit the beaches and Granada within 2...
Tags: Travel, England, Spain, Devon, Andalucia, Granada, Patrick, Jenny, Kitty, Jez, Barnstaple, Devon Arrange, Kitty Patrick, Jenny Jez, Andalucia Home, Barnstable Devon UK

Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol-2019: этап 6

Результаты этапа: 1 45 TRENTIN Matteo ITA MITCHELTON - SCOTT 30 3h58'19" 2 167 SANZ UNZUE Enrique ESP EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY - MURIAS 30 3h58'19" 3 12 BARBERO Carlos ESP MOVISTAR TEAM 28 3h58'19" 4 4 VAN DER SANDE Tosh BEL LOTTO SOUDAL 29 3h58'19" 5 124 JOYCE Colin USA rally uhc cycling 25 3h58'19" 6 51 MOHORIC Matej SLO BAHRAIN - MERIDA...

Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol-2019: этап 5

Результаты этапа: 1º Simon Yates MTS 3:01:03 2º Sergio Higuita EUK a 26" 3º Steven Kruijswijk TJV m.t. 4º Adam Yates MTS m.t. 5º Ion Izagirre AST m.t. 6º Pello Bilbao AST m.t. 7º Jakob Fuglsang AST m.t. 8º Aleksandr Vlasov GAZ a 1:20 9º Jack Haig MTS m.t. Генеральная классификация: 1º Jakob Fuglsang AST 13:43:41 2º Ion Izagirre AST a 7" 3º Steven Kruijswijk TJV a 11" 4º Pello Bilbao AST a 21" 5º Adam Yates MTS a 57" 6º Jack Haig MTS a 1:08 7º Sergio Higuita EUK a 1:12 8º Aleksandr Vlasov GAZ a ...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Andalucia, Ast, Adam Yates, Jakob Fuglsang, Steven Kruijswijk, Simon Yates, Astana Pro Team, Sergio Higuita, Aleksandr Vlasov, Jack Haig, Pello Bilbao AST

Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol-2019: этап 3

Генеральная классификация: (...)Читать дальше Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol-2019: этап 3 Dariya для Astana Cycling Team, 2019. | Ссылка | Нет комментариев | #astanaproteam
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Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol-2019: этап 1

Dariya для Astana Cycling Team, 2019. | Ссылка | Нет комментариев | #astanaproteam
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Spanish far-right party to back rightwing coalition in Andalucía

Vox supports regional government after dropping demands including expulsion of migrantsThe far-right Spanish political party Vox has agreed to support a new, rightwing Andalucían regional government after dropping its demands for the expulsion of 52,000 “illegal immigrants” and the repeal of laws on domestic violence and gender equality.Vox, which secured its first parliamentary seats in December’s Andalucían election, had also called for Spain’s autonomous regional governments to surrender the ...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, The far right, Vox, Andalucia

The ghost of Franco still haunts Spain | Letters

The success of the far right in Andalucía is a chilling echo from the country’s pastSam Jones’s article on the recent elections in Seville made disturbing reading and, while the article referred specifically to regional elections, the national situation is hardly more reassuring (“How Vox party’s success shattered faith in Spain’s immunity to the far right”, World).While Spain does have two main parties, the rightwing Partido Popular and the socialist PSOE, it has long had a tendency to produce ...
Tags: Europe, Spain, UK News, World news, Franco, Jones, Andalucia, Seville, PSOE, Falange

Far-right breakthrough in Andalucía challenges status quo, says Manuel Valls

Barcelona mayoral candidate warns against dismissing concerns of people who voted for Vox partySpain’s political class needs to listen to the concerns of voters who support the far-right Vox party rather than dismissing them as extremists, the former French prime minister and Barcelona mayoral candidate, Manuel Valls, has warned.Valls, who served as France’s prime minister under President François Hollande from 2014 to 2016, said Vox’s breakthrough in last week’s Andalucían regional election rep...
Tags: Europe, France, Spain, Barcelona, World news, Francois Hollande, The far right, Vox, Andalucia, Manuel Valls, Valls

Forty years of democratic Spain

Spaniards are celebrating with some fanfare the 40th anniversary of their democratic constitution that was approved overwhelmingly in a referendum on 6 December 1978, sealing the end of the 36-year dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, the victor of the country’s civil war.Whichever way one looks at it, Spain has been transformed profoundly since then. Be it economically with, for example, the creation of significant number of multinationals (more than Italy) or the world’s second-largest to...
Tags: Europe, Books, Featured, US, Eu, Spain, Catalonia, European Union, History, United States, Italy, Franco, Francisco Franco, Madrid, Vox, Andalucia

Far-right success in Andalucía reflects Spain's fragmented politics

Socialist party’s support collapses in the heartland it has ruled since 1982The far-right Vox party took 12 seats in the Andalucían regional election on Sunday, becoming the first such group to triumph at the ballot box since Spain’s return to democracy after the death of Francisco Franco in 1975.The small but increasingly vocal party, which opposes Catalan independence and has vowed to crack down on immigration and abortion, exceeded all predictions and could now hold the key to the formation o...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, The far right, Francisco Franco, Vox, Andalucia

Far right wins seats in Spanish region for first time since Franco

Vox, which opposes illegal immigration and abortion, gains 12 seats in AndalucíaA far-right party has won seats in a Spanish regional parliament for the first time since the country returned to democracy following the death of longtime dictator Francisco Franco in 1975.With 99% of the votes counted in Andalucía, the small Vox party took 12 seats in the 109-member regional parliament. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Franco, The far right, Francisco Franco, Vox, Andalucia

Spanish prime minister facing tough test as Andalucía goes to polls

Pedro Sánchez hopes to retain socialist party’s regional power in hard-fought election The man who has been mayor of Dos Hermanas for the past 35 years offers two words when asked to explain the Spanish socialist party’s enduring success in Andalucía: biological memory.“Andalucíans are very aware of their origins,” says Francisco Toscano. “This used to be a very class-conscious society in all the wrong ways. Like some other parts of Spain – such as Extremadura – we were always at the back of the...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Spain, World news, Socialism, Mariano Rajoy, Andalucia, Extremadura, Pedro Sanchez, Dos Hermanas, Francisco Toscano

Spanish prime minister facing first test as Andalucía goes to polls

Pedro Sánchez hoping for strong showing from socialists as rightwing parties fight each other for votesThe man who has been mayor of Dos Hermanas for the past 35 years offers two words when asked to explain the Spanish socialist party’s enduring success in Andalucía: biological memory.“Andalucíans are very aware of their origins,” says Francisco Toscano. “This used to be a very class-conscious society in all the wrong ways. Like some other parts of Spain – such as Extremadura – we were always at...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Spain, World news, Socialism, Mariano Rajoy, Andalucia, Extremadura, Pedro Sanchez, Dos Hermanas, Francisco Toscano

Experiencing the soul of Spain in Andalucía’s hill towns

Most tourists hit Andalucía’s three great cities — Granada, Córdoba and Sevilla — or the Costa del Sol. But for something more authentic, check out the region’s interior along the Route of the White Hill Towns (Ruta de los Pueblos Blanchos).
Tags: Travel, News, Life, Spain, Sevilla, Andalucia, Granada Córdoba

15 Best Things to Do in Granada

Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Granada lies at the heart of Andalucia, which, for centuries, was ruled by the Moors. Dripping in history and with an intoxicating mix of cultures represented in the city’s ancient streets, you can be bathing in the spectacular Islamic architecture one minute, exploring a Catholic
Tags: Travel, Spain, Sierra Nevada, Andalucia, Granada, Moors Dripping

6 Exciting Things to Do in Fuengirola, Spain – Europe Travel

Fuengirola is one of the best locations to visit when you are traveling to the Costa del Sol. It is diverse, has many great historic sights to see and is packed with entertainment options for all ages.    Since it is located a mere 30-minute drive from the airport it is no wonder that it is listed as one of the most popular holiday destinations in the south of Spain.    Fuengirola has lots of offer in terms of entertainment, there’s a zoo, a water park, many historical sites to visit, but it a...
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5 of the cheapest holiday destinations in Europe

Choosing your annual holiday destination is a tricky decision at the best of times, but it becomes near impossible when you’re working with a limited budget. You want the best possible experience, spending the least amount of money. Plus, you want to enjoy yourself when you’re away – fine dining, fun adventures, boozy nights out, the lot! Luckily for you, we’ve teamed up with travel comparison site, Compare and Choose to bring you five of the cheapest holiday destinations in Europe. Sunny Beac...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Spain, Unesco, Prague, Portugal, Bulgaria, North West, Budget Travel, Travel Blog, Andalucia, Corfu, Prague Czech Republic, FARO, Corfu Greece, Costa de la Luz

Comment on foolproof cacio e pepe by Marja

Hola Deb, So glad you were again in Spain (I live in Costa Brava very close to your last summer vacation spots) ! You mus still be in a misty “back to office since …”, because I cannot see any European measurement stuff in your recipe. Well, the principle seems simple: you weight the cheese and double the quantity in pasta … Looking so much forward to reading your Andalucia stories. Carry on please, por favor! Marja
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Driving in Morocco: I Did It. So Can You.

Driving in Morocco: I Did It. So Can You. Driving in Morocco tested my skill, my stamina and, let's face it, my sense of humour. Yet it yielded unbelievable rewards in terms of landscape, life lessons and tales to tell my grandchildren, should I survive and be lucky enough to have them.Here's what it's like to drive in Morocco. And how you can learn from the (many) mistakes I made. Updated 2018. Driving in Morocco: Solo From Marrakech It’s an inausp...
Tags: Travel, Garden, Spain, Morocco, Mcdonalds, Palm, Andalucia, Marrakech, Marrakesh, Atlas Mountains, Lawrence, Safi, El Jadida, Oualidia, Best Places to Visit in Africa, La Palmeraie

Spain: Firefighters battle blaze in protected nature area

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say two water-dropping planes and nine helicopters are helping firefighters tackle a fire in a protected nature area on the southern coast. The firefighting service in Andalucia said 115 firefighters, including troops from a local military base, are working to tackle the blaze Wednesday at Punta Camarinal, near the port […]
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Irish trio make Czech cut

Gary Hurley. Picture: Jimmy Penrose Gary Hurley played his last eight holes in three-under par to make the cut with a shot to spare in the D+D REAL Czech Challenge.Back in action after pulling out injured in last week's Andalucia - Costa del Sol Match Play 9, the West Waterford man shot a two-under 70 to go into the weekend tied for 38th on two-under par,  ten strokes behind Franc...
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Four Irish into matchplay in Andalucía

Ruaidhri McGee. Picture: Jimmy Penrose John Ross Galbraith agonisingly missed out in a mass playoff as four of Ireland's eight strong challenge made the top 64 who qualified for the matchplay stage of the Andalucía Costa del Sol Match Play 9 in Spain.Derry’s Ruaidhri McGee (69) tied for third on seven under, two shots behind Stuart Manley and  Hugo Leon with Michael Hoey (68) tied...
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Tea in Spain

For the last 4 winters, I’ve been going to Spain to avoid the harsh temperatures in Oregon.  We head to the southernmost coast in Andalucia and enjoy springtime temperatures along the Mediterranean.  Perhaps the only downside of this experience is the lack of tea shops and good quality tea in the area. We found a second home in the small village of La Herradura. It is our routine to walk down to the beach and have some tea/coffee in the morning at a cafe on the beach. I’ve learned to bring my ow...
Tags: Travel, Tea, Oregon, Spain, Portland Oregon, Green Tea, Mediterranean, Andalucia, Granada, La Herradura, Alpujarras Mountains

Joining the Olive Oil Harvest in Spain

Picking Olives in Spain The police check was not a good omen. Torchlight zig-zagged across the car. Our explanation was not deemed plausible. “You are English,” he lingered over the words. “And yet you say you want to pick olives?” Here in Jaen province, olives mean business. Big business. Field upon field of olive trees ripple over the mountains, lines of wizened silver trunks rising up and down with every bend in the road. Spain produces between 40 and 45% of the world’s olive oil, so I was...
Tags: Travel, Spain, Málaga, Andalucia, Seville, Granada, Mr X, Jaen, Melgarejo, Olive Oil Harvest, Pegalajar, Olive Oil Factory

Hurley secures matchplay spot with top four in Portugal

Gary Hurley in full flow. Picture: Jimmy Penrose West Waterford's Gary Hurley secured his best finish for two years and a place in the Andalucia - Costa del Sol Match Play 9 on Thursday when he tied for fourth in the Challenge Tour's Open de Portugal.Just two strokes off the lead on a packed leaderboard at Morgado Golf and Country Club overnight, the former Walker Cup star (25) mi...
Tags: Europe, Spain, Sport, Golf, Portugal, Sydney, Road, Lima, Australasia, Andalucia, Hurley, Parker, Soderberg, Dixon, Ballymena, Karlsson

A wander near Ronda: Spain’s empty quarter

Andalucía’s first parque natural is pretty unknown, yet Sierra de Grazalema is a stunning wild place of peaks, gorges, hilltop villages and vulturesA goat farmer told me no one swims in the lake at Zahara de la Sierra because it’s full of fish with crocodile heads. Is that why I’m the only person in 128 sq km of cool water on a very hot day? I later learn that this manmade lake (embalse), the mountain ranges to the south of it, and the cliffs, gorges, flower meadows, forests and caves all around...
Tags: Travel, Spain, Wildlife Holidays, Walking Holidays, Andalucia, Spain Holidays, Europe Holidays, Cadiz, Andalucia Holidays, Ronda, Zahara de la Sierra, Sierra de Grazalema

Bank Holidays Are Coming: Here’s What to Pack For a Long Weekend

Yes, you did read that correctly, bank holidays are just around the corner. So that means one thing: Long weekends. As we're so lucky to live near various short-haul European countries, not to mention blessed with gorgeous beaches and countryside in the UK, there are plenty of destinations you'll be choosing from. You might even opt for a staycation and be a tourist on your doorstep. This of course always leads us to think about what we'd like to wear for these various sojourns. Whether you'...
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Zika-free babymoon destinations

Looking for a relaxing vacation before the baby arrives? There are plenty of places outside the tropics where you won’t have to worry about Zika, malaria, or dengue. The sea may not be as warm, but at least a temperate climate means you can be active without risking heatstroke (inadvisable during pregnancy)! The following countries all have good access to healthcare and are in, or reasonably accessible from, North America. 1. Santa Barbara (California), USA Photo: Rafa CM Just two hours n...
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