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The Terracotta Army comes to Seville

The Terracotta Army comes to Seville

A few weekends ago, we were invited along with a large group of Seville bloggers to a preview of a new exhibition of Chinese soldier statues, replicas of the famed Terracotta Army. The original works are 8,000 life-sized statues of…

Grape Expectations: wine-making in Bollullos

  As a mother of two bi-cultural children growing up in Andalucia, I see part of my mission as making sure we do fun-and-educational things together as a family, especially when they involve seeing food grown and produced in our home region…

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…

A feast of tuna in Conil

As a foodie living in Andalucia, and writing about its manifold gastronomic delights and attractions, experiences and peculiarities for visitors, I am regaled with missionary fervour about everyone’s must-tries – from sweet, nutty jamon iberico (Iberian ham – no chance, I’m a…

Game of Thrones Season 5: Osuna (The Fighting Pit of Meereen)

A year ago, I had barely heard of Game of Thrones. Apart from being aware that it was a series on TV – a popular one, set in a fantasy world – I didn’t even know the names of any characters. Now…

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