Monthly Archives: June 2014

El ultimo diario de Marbella

Here’s my last post from Marbella, where we have had a very enjoyable, albeit far too brief, holiday. Although Spain is suffering economically, especially the young who have huge levels of unemployment, the Costas seem to be insulated to a

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Diario de Marbella

I may have mentioned this before, but if you are in Marbella then make sure you have at least one meal at La Taberna de Pintxo (http://www.latabernadelpintxo-marbella.com).  Hot and cold tapas circulate constantly from the kitchens around the bar and

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Diario de Marbella

Fiesta de San Juan Yesterday, on the 23rd June we had the festival of San Juan.   In other words, lots of fires burning along the beach and the bars and restaurants doing a roaring trade.  Pagan in origin, the

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Off to Spain again!

I’m off to Marbella again (I don’t normally do this twice in a year, mainly for financial reasons!) but we had the opportunity and thought it would be daft not to take it. I do like Marbella.   It’s flat (well,

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Hamming it up – and pigs with painted nails!

Anyone who has visited Spain on holiday (and that’s almost all of us, even if you’re not – yet – a Lorca student), will have eaten jamón of some type or other, unless you are vegetarian, in which case look

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You may have noticed… the World Cup is on soon!

Apologies to all our friends and students who don’t like football, but there is no denying that the ‘round ball game’ is massively (as in unbelievably massively) popular in Spain (who are, of course, the current World Champions) and, especially,

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And you thought it was just Edinburgh that had problems with its public transport?

With the fairly recent official opening of the Edinburgh tram system (or line as it’s more accurately known!), we all must hope that the problems that plagued that particular project are now over.  Its construction was not, it’s fair to

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