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  • The Quinto Toro 2 weeks ago It's thirsty work watching a bullfight, which is why people bring along their own refreshments. Almería itself has a traditional 'half-time' where the crowd passes sandwiches and beers, or a squirt of wine from a bota, to their neighbours.All good fun. The second-to-last bull, the Quinto Toro, is...
  • A Place to Read 1 month ago I like this picture. There's nothing like a small cosy bedroom filled with books. My own bedroom is a lot bigger than this, and I've spent the last two months in it, mostly, with my lower leg in a plaster-cast.I'm not one for the television - I can't hear it properly and the programs don't interest...
  • I briefly ran a bar in Bédar and made some very nasty tapas. Urrrpf. 2 months ago My first (and penultimate) foray into business was to open a bar in Bédar in 1976, when I was a nipper. The Bar was called 'El Aguila'. I sold Aguila beer and Aguila cigarettes (clever, eh?). The beers, served in small bottles of 20cc (known as 'quintos' or - if you can pronounce it -...
  • Guernica Renamed (and Reinvented) 2 months ago One of Spain's most famous paintings, the dramatic and bleak artwork known as 'Guernica' and painted by Pablo Picasso, has an interesting history. For one thing, it was painted before the attack on the Basque city of Guernica by the Condor Squadron in April 1937 (in passing, one of the pilots in...
  • A Short Break 2 months ago Before the fuss with my broken ankle, Loli and I had taken a week's holiday, driving towards a tiny rural hostal called Apikale in the tiny settlement of Bedarona, north of Guernika. The house is on a high lip of verdant land, with falling cliffs to the ocean far below. There's not much in the way...

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Barbara
07:19 AM January 10, 2013

Long-time blog written by someone who really knows (and likes) Spain. Humorous and informative

Geoff Barlow
20:45 PM September 23, 2014

Always worth reading. Interesting, informative and often uplifting.

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