Tradition! Here’s a tomato in-your-face!

Tradition! Here’s a tomato in-your-face! »

4 Apr, 2021
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It's high time to reserve your spot in the Spanish Festival called "La Tomatina"! This is an annual event sponsored by the good folks of the smallish town of Buñol, Valencia, Spain. The crush of the crowds and the crushing tomatoes make this one of the wildest of Spanish festivals, but a lot safer than the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona. It is always held on the last Wednesday in August. Tickets for the Spanish Tomatina Festival can be purchased through the Buñol Town Council website

YA ES PRIMAVERA IN SPAIN. SMILE & DON’T FORGET TO ADVANCE THE CLOCK!

YA ES PRIMAVERA IN SPAIN. SMILE & DON’T FORGET TO ADVANCE THE CLOCK! »

30 Mar, 2021
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Spring DST  starts Sunday,  28 March 2021 at 2:00 AM, jumping the time to 3:00 AM. The European Parliament voted to abolish the unpopular DST by 2021 the EU is leaving it to its member-states, individually, to decide whether to stick to, or drop, DST. So far nobody has come forward with a rejection plan. The blame for the "procrastination" is on the pandemic aggravated by Brexit. There simply is too much on everybody's plate to be adding one more heap, worrying about what to do with the bi-annual changing of the clocks! The blame for the "procrastination" is on the pandemic aggravated by Brexit. There simply is too much on everybody's plate to be adding one more heap, worrying about what to do with the bi-annual changing of the clocks!

YOUR BASIC COURSE IN THE SPANISH SEMANA SANTA

YOUR BASIC COURSE IN THE SPANISH SEMANA SANTA »

24 Mar, 2021
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Holy Week, or Semana Santa, is a celebration of the Passion of Christ and the Sorrows of the Virgin Mary. It is a solemn occasion but it could actually be "glamorous" too. When's the Week in 2021? Sunday, 28 March - Sunday, 4 April.

MALAGA, THE NEW HUB OF CYBERSECURITY

MALAGA, THE NEW HUB OF CYBERSECURITY »

25 Feb, 2021
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On 11 February of this year, Google has announced that it is making Malaga the headquarters of its Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. With a global scope, this will convert the southern Spanish city into one of the most important cybersecurity hubs in Europe. Quite a welcome shot in the arm for a country whose self-confidence is badly shaken by the collapse of its powerful Tourism industry as a result of the pandemic.

SPAIN, LAND OF THE BEST CHEFS

SPAIN, LAND OF THE BEST CHEFS »

10 Feb, 2021
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As we look back on old 2020, so aptly called The Rat on the Chinese calendar, we could take comfort in the thought that the year hadn’t been an unmitigated disaster. For one thing, Spain has turned out to be the country with the greatest number of best chefs in the world!

WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF SCARCE COVID VACCINE: GO FRENCH?

WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF SCARCE COVID VACCINE: GO FRENCH? »

3 Feb, 2021
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Politicians are wont to resort to confinement to fight COVID-19. But how about the vaccines whose supply is stalled. Due to suspicious reasons? People can’t take more confinement. The French come to Madrid, which has become an “oasis” of “permissiveness”, for a weekend relief. It's no way to beat the pandemic.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: Franco’s Cows, Taxis, Flunkeys and Evangelists

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: Franco’s Cows, Taxis, Flunkeys and Evangelists »

29 Jan, 2021
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It isn't that very long ago (till 1975) when Spain, a country smack-bang in the middle of Europe, was under an "evangelical" dictatorship. GUIDEPOST was there to cover events in full view of the eagle eye of the ferocious press censorship. We had quite a few brushes with that censorship. But it seems we were savvy enough to navigate the treacherous waters without capsizing because we're still here, nearly half a century later, now under a refreshing democracy!

POST-BREXIT: HOW BRITS MAY CONTINUE TO RESIDE IN SPAIN

POST-BREXIT: HOW BRITS MAY CONTINUE TO RESIDE IN SPAIN »

24 Jan, 2021
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Attn. Brits in Spain! UK nationals who lived in Spain before 31 December 2020 must secure their right of residence. Now! If you are struggling with your residency and need support, contact the UKNSF organisation in your area to maintain your rights. For details, read on!

WHEN THE PHILOMENAL WHITEOUT DOVETAILS INTO THE OLD NORMAL

WHEN THE PHILOMENAL WHITEOUT DOVETAILS INTO THE OLD NORMAL »

17 Jan, 2021
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Not one to pass up a fortuitous holiday after the unforgivably lackluster Christmas season, the Spaniards geared up for frolic in the snow when Filomena stormed in. But when the pristine snow iced over and the fun was over, they're back to the old normal of the unrelenting COVID-19 and the elusive vaccines -- the much-touted light at the end of the tunnel -- that another Filomena could well snuff out if only because they're awfully scarce. The busted hospitality industry. . .

BELENES, GUARANTEED TO DRIVE YOUR DEPRESSION AWAY!

BELENES, GUARANTEED TO DRIVE YOUR DEPRESSION AWAY! »

20 Dec, 2020
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Think about it, the Savior has come down from his perch in Heaven, in his annual date with "Sinners" on Earth. A gesture of Love and Generosity. Just what the Christians and the non-Christians need in these times of affliction, of the unrelenting spread of The Curse of biblical proportions, a.k.a. the coronavirus.