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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…

From Essex to East London: a trio of Norman castles

If it’s August, then it’s Essex. Yes, we’re on our summer holidays back in England. Very specifically the definition of English summer – in other words, mostly warm and cloudy, but not sunny. My wedding took place here in Essex…

Game of Thrones Season 5: the Water Gardens of Dorne, aka the Alcazar of Seville

Game of Thrones Season 5: the Water Gardens of Dorne, aka the Alcazar of Seville

    Appearing shortly on your television, if you’re as hooked on Game of Thrones as I am, will be the episode of Season 5 when we are fortunate to feast our eyes on Seville’s majestic Alcazar. Our mudejar gem…

The Biggest Misconceptions about Seville

You may (or indeed, may not) have noticed that lately, my blogging has been sporadic at best – not that I’ve ever been a strict twice-a-week kind of girl, if you know what I mean. Over the past few months, a…

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