Scribbler in Seville

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…

Inside the Palacio de las Dueñas – home of a Seville icon

Inside the Palacio de las Dueñas – home of a Seville icon

Torrejon – tower – in corner of main patio. Today a major monument in Seville opened to the public for the first time ever in its centuries-long history. The Casa de las Dueñas is the official residence of the Dukes of…

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