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Know your onions
Food & Drink Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Know your onions

Spanish onions are known throughout the world for their mild and delicately sweet flavor. Contigo, pan y cebolla, is a Spanish saying that means ‘I would go anywhere with you, even if we could only eat bread and...

Food & Drink Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Exploring wines - The land of windmills and Don Quixote

In a place in La Mancha… of which I do not remember the name…’so begins the story of the adventures of Don Quixote of La Mancha, the masterpiece novel by Miguel Cervantes. The landscape is endlessly flat, ringed...

Lagunas de Ruidera - The mirrors of La Mancha
Travel/Tourism Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Lagunas de Ruidera - The mirrors of La Mancha

The central region of Spain, known as Castilla - La Mancha boasts a vast and empty beauty, unique to this part of the country. Images typical of a romantic Spain; open stretches of luminous golden corn fields, dotted...

A spoiled dog
Animals/Pets Thu, Aug 14, 2003

A spoiled dog

Who would have doubted that the Jack Russell Terrier (JRT) is such a popular breed? Once more I received a message concerning these valiant dogs, this time from Denise.Dear Bruno,I have just read your article Too soft /...

Transport Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Car Clinic

Mr H had a problem with his stereo, in particular his cassette player did not work. A few minutes of searching found the cause; the tape had melted and was now shaped like a banana! Fortunately the player itself was OK,...

Seat Córdoba 1.9 TDi S
Transport Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Seat Córdoba 1.9 TDi S

Spending a few days pottering around Spain recently brought it home to me that British drivers are missing out on a few things: about 18 inches ofsheet metal aft of a car's rear window and the ability to save a few...

Transport Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Volvo S60 R and V70 R

Volvo’s fabulous new high-performance models, the S60 R and V70 R have now gone on sale. Volvo launched the high-performance estate car in the mid-1990s along with the famous 850 T5-R. Now, the amazing new R Concept...

A second wind for La Marina mills
Culture Thu, Aug 14, 2003

A second wind for La Marina mills

From the Middle Ages until the beginning of the 20th century, windmills were essential to the local Valencian economy. All that is left nowadays are the stone towers, most of which are in ruins. These buildings are an...

Tech & Science Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Spam’s off

There is some debate about the source of the term, but the generally accepted version is that it comes from the Monty Python song, "Spam spam spam spam, spam spam spam spam, lovely spam, wonderful spam…" Like...

Sand dunes debate
Environment Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Sand dunes debate

Sand dunes became the focus of attention this week, when the mayors of two towns criticised environmental group policy. The Ministry of the Environment and the Environmental Commission of the Valencian Community, came...

Nature loving kids
Environment Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Nature loving kids

Youngsters from all over Spain have been learning about nature first hand, after being given the opportunity to carry out conservation projects at the Coto de las Salinas in the Regional Park of San Pedro del Pinatar...

Legal & Finance Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Poor uptake for paternity leave

Only 158 men took paternity leave during the first six months of 2003 in spite of provisions under the Valencian law entitling them to take time off. The majority of these men were in Valencia (112) with just 22...

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