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Entertainment Thu, Nov 8, 2012

Olivia goes to Mini Hollywood

It was August and we were staying at a wonderful hotel called “Iberostar Málaga Playa”, in Torrox-Costa, Málaga. We all wanted to go out of the hotel and go somewhere, so my father thought we could go to Mini...

Travel/Tourism Sat, Jun 19, 2010

SpainSave discount card phenomenon hits the Costa Blanca

Holidaymakers looking to make their money go further would do well to consider visiting the Costa Blanca this year thanks to a new discount card scheme that’s got everybody talking. Of course if you’ve already got...

Legal & Finance Fri, Sep 25, 2009

Spanish Lottery guide to El Gordo, La ONCE, Primitiva,...

This festive favourite translates literally as ‘the fat one’, and its winnings certainly are. In the week before Christmas, the betting shops are packed with people hoping to end the year as multi-millionaires, and...

Environment Fri, Sep 18, 2009

Living with Spain's wilder side: Wolves, raptors and...

2009 has been one of the worst in a decade for forest fires in Spain, destroying over 10,000 hectares of wild forest land, with a resultant effect on the wildlife population. But we know comparatively little about the...

Entertainment Thu, Jul 30, 2009

Diving for eels and Euros – Fun days at the Bullfight

When you arrive in Spain, touching down on the hot and dusty airport runway, you may not be thinking first of a scorching day out at the Bullfight. Higher on your list of priorities may be a cool sparkling drink,...

Culture Mon, Jul 6, 2009

Oliva's Moors and Christians festival

Guns blazing, music playing, the streets sizzling with colour and energy, Oliva's residents know summer has truly begun when its famous Moors and Christians festival kicks off. Next to Alcoi, Oliva's vibrant re...

Culture Tue, May 12, 2009

Alicante's St John's Bonfires (Las Hogueras de San Juan)

They say midsummer brings out the madness in all of us, so don't be surprised if in Alicante in June you see apparently normal people leaping over bonfires on the beach at the dead of night and running into the sea....

Culture Tue, May 12, 2009

Alicante Cruces de Mayo / May Crosses Fiesta

THE enchanting Santa Cruz district of Alicante is the setting for this colourful annual celebration. Located in the highest part of Alicante, nestling on Mount Benacantil, Santa Cruz is already famous for its year-round...

Travel/Tourism Wed, Dec 17, 2008

Andorra: skiing in full swing

WHEN winter comes, not even the laziest amongst us can resist getting away and hitting the slopes. Skiing attracts the young and old alike, because it’s not just a form of exercise. Heading for the mountains in the...

Food & Drink Thu, Dec 4, 2008

Xixona: world capital of turrón

WHEN Christmas comes, the media always seems to dig out the usual article on turrón. This has its logic, because it is round about this time that this foodstuff, extraordinary in both taste and calorie content, is...

Food & Drink Mon, Nov 24, 2008

We are in the sausage season!

NEITHER chorizos, nor black pudding, nor longanizas, nor ham, nor any type of the extensive range of Spanish sausages fall out of the sky. It’s difficult not to believe this, given how many there are about, in much...

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