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“The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain”.

The Spanish version of the above diphthong being: “La lluvia en Sevilla es una pura maravilla” (The rain in Sevilla is a true marvel) playing with the sound of the “ll”. Having experienced excellent weather for the past week and … Continue reading

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The unifying theme being olives – autumn in Córdoba.

Córdoba’s mesmerising multi-arched Mesquita is one of the world’s greatest Islamic buildings. The Mezquita is a symbol of the sophisticated Islamic culture that flourished here more than a millennium ago, when Córdoba was the capital of Islamic Spain, and Western … Continue reading

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The strong smell of citrus – autumn in Seville.

Some cities have looks, other cities have personality. The Sevillanos get both, courtesy of their flamboyant, charismatic, ever-evolving Andalusian metropolis founded, according to myth, 3000 years ago by the Greek god Hercules. Lonely Planet’s Best of Spain. Seville has to … Continue reading

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A taste of the good life – autumn in Madrid.

Madrid is a miracle of human energy and peculiarly Spanish passions, a beguiling place with a simple message: this city knows how to live. Lonely Planet’s best of Spain. On arriving at Alicante airport I was swiftly guided to the … Continue reading

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