THE COAST IS CLEAR

THE COAST IS CLEAR »

7 Jun, 2021
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The pandemic in Europe is easing off satisfactorily, allowing Spain to finally open up its ports to international cruise ships. Get to know the fabulous ports that await you!

A Second Opinion: August Lulls and Summer Reading

A Second Opinion: August Lulls and Summer Reading »

10 Aug, 2020
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Sitting under the shade of the trees in the pleasant summer weather, I find watching the squirrels and bluejays getting a drink and a bath in the birdbath sometimes just as fascinating as reading about Meditation, but still I am learning something new and improving my attitude in this locked-down world. If anything we have been given time to spend doing things at home we don’t normally do—Like READ!

FAKE NEWS FROM THE GRAVE: AN UPDATE ON THE SOOTHSAYER’S PREDICTION

FAKE NEWS FROM THE GRAVE: AN UPDATE ON THE SOOTHSAYER’S PREDICTION »

24 Dec, 2019
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Pythoness Elsa Altagracia predicted from Ourense, Spain, that ticket 86098 would win the much-coveted First Prize of the Christmas Lottery. She said the dead told her. But she was way off the mark. Moral of the story. If you want to do soothsaying, go look for other “informants” and leave the dead alone!

THE BATTLE OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE

THE BATTLE OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE »

10 Dec, 2019
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Now that it’s Christmastime, there are “better” things to squabble about. Martinez Almeida warned that “the Christmas lights in Madrid will shine so bright you’ll be able to see them in Vigo.” Caballero shot back: “Don’t even dream of competing with me. New York tried and lost.”

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “THE MANY FACES OF SPAIN,” 28 March 1986

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “THE MANY FACES OF SPAIN,” 28 March 1986 »

20 May, 2018
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One of my unfailing delights of living in Spain, undiminished after 17 years, is the spectacular and varied range of its landscapes and natural beauty. Crammed into the roughly five hundred thousand square kilometres of its bull-hide shaped geography, one goes from the dazzling white villages of the south with immense vistas of olive plantations, red earth under a diamond-hard blue sky, to the vast wheat plains of Castile

TO HAVE THE CHEAPEST ELECTRICITY IN SPAIN IS A MATTER OF WILL

TO HAVE THE CHEAPEST ELECTRICITY IN SPAIN IS A MATTER OF WILL »

17 Jan, 2018
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Visually, it's idyllic though windy. It's up in the Xistral Mountains of Galicia. And it's got the cheapest electricity in Spain because the municipal mayor thought it was time the people benefited from all the energy that was being generated by the windmills they're having to live with. That's Muras for you!

IN SPAIN, NUNCA LLUEVE A GUSTO DE TODOS!

IN SPAIN, NUNCA LLUEVE A GUSTO DE TODOS! »

2 Dec, 2017
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Though some were glad it rained and even snowed, nothing ever happens to everyone's liking in this driest country in Europe

HEATWAVE ROASTS SUNNY SPAIN

HEATWAVE ROASTS SUNNY SPAIN »

20 Jul, 2016
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The Spanish weather bureau AEMET is warning 38 provinces of severe heat exceeding 40°C. But we’re taking shelter in Green Spain

EDITOR’S BLOG: It was Kind of Scary but it Boosted Madrid’s Morale

EDITOR’S BLOG: It was Kind of Scary but it Boosted Madrid’s Morale »

8 Dec, 2013
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An account of the massive arrival of visitors in Madrid during the Constitution Day long weekend.