Scribbler in Seville

Review of the year

This is the time of year when we think about setting goals for the upcoming 12 months, and what we’ve achieved over the previous ones. As a freelance, you’re constantly on the lookout for new work opportunities. Since I’m based in Southern…

New gourmet food shop in Alfalfa – Sano Manjar (Healthy Delicacies)

Specialist food store Sano Manjar only opened two weeks ago, in a small street in the Alfalfa area of Seville, but the shop already has a loyal international following. For two years Francisco Marín has been offering his public a selection…

Solar Impulse: the first-ever Atlantic crossing without fuel

Solar Impulse: the first-ever Atlantic crossing without fuel

Just over two weeks ago here in Seville, a world first was achieved at San Pablo airport. One warm June morning, hundreds of people watched in awe as a very wide, very light and very quiet aeroplane elegantly and unhurriedly…

A day trip to Extremadura – idyllic countryside and a medieval hilltop monastery

A day trip to Extremadura – idyllic countryside and a medieval hilltop monastery

As you will have gathered from this blog, Andalucia has a cornucopia of fun and exciting things to do and places to visit. But sometimes it’s good to have a change of scene. You can easily forget that the neighbouring…

Floral feast at Feria 2016

Floral feast at Feria 2016

Flowers are always present at the Feria de Abril in Seville, the city’s huge annual party. Every woman who wears the traditional gitana dress, long with ruffles – the only regional costume which is subject to trends – has a…

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