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Moved by mountains: a trip across the High Alpujarras

Moved by mountains: a trip across the High Alpujarras

I’ve always had a thing about mountains. As a child, we spent a week in the Highlands of Scotland every summer. Idyllic memories of rambling over heather-covered moors, clambering up massive grey lichen-kissed boulders, splashing about in ice-cold burns (streams),…

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…

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 sensory experience: la higuera

They say that memories triggered by smell are the most powerful and long-lasting. Familiar odours can bring back, in depth and detail, experiences and places visited many years before. As one website explains: “When you first smell a new scent, you…

El Rocio 2013: La Salida de Sevilla

Amidst all the excitement of Ferias around Andalucia every spring, another major celebration takes place near here: El Rocio. For over 200 years, every Whitsun, pilgrims have walked to this small town in Huelva to worship the adored Virgen del…

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