Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Real deal – how Real Madrid weren’t always Royal

Real Madrid are one of Spain’s most iconic institutions and one of the biggest clubs in the world (although others may disagree, especially in Barcelona!).   Founded in 1902, they have always worn an all-white kit.  However, did you know that

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Who will win La Liga – Atlético, Barca o Real?

With four games to go, the climax to the Spanish football season is fast approaching.  Futból is such an integral part of Spanish society that, even if you’re not interested, it’s useful to have a smattering of knowledge, as  most

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A Guide to Semana Santa – Part IV

Holy Week in Spain is a huge event, especially in places like Sevilla, which  is probably the most famous celebration of its kind in the world.  Even if you’re not religious, it’s a stunning spectacle.  Here is the last part,

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A Guide to Semana Santa – Part III

Holy Week in Spain is a huge event, especially in places like Sevilla, which  is probably the most famous celebration of its kind in the world.  Even if you’re not religious, it’s a stunning spectacle.  Here is Part III of

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A Guide to Semana Santa – Part II

Holy Week in Spain is a huge event, especially in places like Sevilla, which  is probably the most famous celebration of its kind in the world.  Even if you’re not religious, it’s a stunning spectacle.  Here is Part II of

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A Guide to Semana Santa – Part I

Holy Week in Spain is a huge event, especially in places like Sevilla, which  is probably the most famous celebration of its kind in the world.  Even if you’re not religious, it’s a stunning spectacle.  Here is a quick guide

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Hablando con confianza

If you were with me last time, you’ll recall that I was away to Marbella for a week. It was an acid test for my Spanish.  Would I be hoping that the camareros would clock me as someone who was

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The first of an occasional look at Hispanic websites around the world!

Latinamadre.com is a website which the company behind it describe as being “for young Hispanic moms who prefer to speak English”.  Apparently, across the pond, this is a “young demographic” (marketing speak for ‘younger than average people’’.  While everyone at

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