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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 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…

A weekend in Costa Ballena: spa, surfing and sherry.

Like most families with young children, we tend to book self-catering apartments when we go away. Much more flexible, with our own kitchen and fridge, so we can eat what we want, when we want, where we want; plus the extra…

The Andalucia Show: from Almeria to Seville

My children with their flag, fan and pennant in the regional verde y blanco to celebrate Dia de Andalucia, 28 February. My daughter is proudly showing off her mixed heritage. Children here in Andalucia are inculcated with a strong sense…

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