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Seville intoxicates, that’s for sure. Its narrow streets drip with oranges for most of the year, it claims to be the birthplace of flamenco and it hosts the biggest and best of Andalucia’s parties, the Feria in April. This page gathers up the best Seville stories and displays them right here…

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5 Ways to Live Like A Local in Seville

Bonus Tip: People do actually wear these polka-dot dresses in Seville 5 Ways to Live […]

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Photo on the Go: A night in Alameda, #Seville…

A night in Alameda, #Seville… On The Road… Zoom…These pics come straight from my iPhone […]

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Finding Forgotten Details – Seville Photos

I’ve been away from Seville for a long time. Not long enough to forget the sharp near salty tang of the local fino sherry, that bitter sensation that once warmed my throat like turpentine before seducing me with its subtler flavours. Not long enough to forget the…

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Churros and Chocolate – A Spanish Antidote for a Spanish Anecdote

People never believe me, but it’s not always sunny in Spain. Even in Seville, Europe’s hottest city, winters are COLD, COLD, COLD. Well, OK, probably only the one “cold” would have done…

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Inside Seville Cathedral

When it came to first impressions, the inside of Seville’s sprawling cathedral left me cold. I saw gloom and scaffolding, dust and darkness, and the dreams and shadows of the Spanish Inquisition lurking behind the many locked gates and doors…

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Travel to Seville Through Fiction

The Seville Communion takes readers into two different worlds. It starts with the priests who guard the Pope’s personal computer in the Vatican. Then we meet Quart, a priest with more than a hint of James Bond and Luca Brazi, who works for the Pope and, well, Christianity at large. He…

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Feria Skirts - Traditional Flamenco Skirts in Triana, Seville

Triana: The Wild Side of Seville

“Take a photo of him,” she says, her eyes smoky with eyeliner, her words smudging together in the Andalucían way.

I glance up at the head on the wall.

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Seville By Night

Short & sweet this week, as I’m travelling through rural Andalucia to places where cyberspace […]

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Photo Fever – Casa de la Pilatos Seville Spain

I’ll admit it, I have photo fever at the moment. I’m trying out…

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She still has not abandoned me…

Last week, I wrote about NO8DO, the mysterious motto of Seville. Later that day I received…

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She has not abandoned me…

Five symbols squeeze together, like children trying to fit into one photograph.

NO8DO, NO8DO, NO8DO.

It’s written on unfurling flags and…

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Seville’s Hottest Party

Every ash cloud has a silver lining, as the new saying goes. One unexpected advantage, though, was…

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Try To Forget About the Ku Klux Klan

On a spring afternoon, with orange blossom filtering the sunshine, I saw my first one. Looming tall and dressed entirely in black, the hood masked his face before rising upwards to a point above his head. His hands were gloved, the dark robe flowing and two, blinking dark eyes…

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Candles & Candy Floss: Semana Santa in Seville

The streets of Seville have thronged with Semana Santa this week. Between Palm Sunday and Easter itself, the city hosts a delicate combination of solemn religious processions and a candy-floss-coloured carnival…

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Semana Santa

It’s Semana Santa or Holy Week in Seville. Here’s a sneak preview of a procession […]

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The Three Kings Festival – Reyes Magos in Spain

In Seville, children don’t hang stockings on Christmas Eve. They don’t listen for sleigh bells at night and would probably struggle with the concept of snow. Instead…

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Sparks Fly in Seville

Sparks fly in Seville – and it’s all in the name of love, eternity and structural maintenance.
For a few years now,

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Twilight at the Alamillo, Seville

A little further out, however, Seville reveals its modern face, the lights and the energy of a city on the up.

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Oranges in Seville

It’s not an urban legend - the streets of Seville really are lined with orange trees. […]

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The Zing in Gazpacho

Andalucia has embraced the tomato and created a dish that’s perfect for its parched plains.

Gazpacho, like pizza, had humble beginnings

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