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Blog archives for 2011

Bad Santa vigilante hits crime-ridden Barcelona

In c/ Parlament. Ms Santamaria (geddit) gasped in alarm, but Santa didn't blink. CC for commercial use by MJS. More.

Posted by admin on Monday December 19th 2011 at 22:01. Comments Off on Bad Santa vigilante hits crime-ridden Barcelona
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But is that acorn-fed Iberian black pig or shoe leather you’re chomping?

Illicit upgrading of jamón serrano to jamón ibérico de bellota, fraud prevention, and a statistical account of why a pig undergoing free-range fattening needs at least a hectare of oak forest.

Posted by admin on Thursday December 1st 2011 at 14:22. Comments Off on But is that acorn-fed Iberian black pig or shoe leather you’re chomping?
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How María Isabel Cuellar fixed her defective tortillas

A quick review of votives.

Posted by admin on Sunday November 20th 2011 at 16:42. Comments Off on How María Isabel Cuellar fixed her defective tortillas
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Look for a good guide, not an official one

In which I discuss anonymous threats from the official guide mafia, and take a brief look at some of 18th and 19th century Spain's stranger tourist gurus.

Posted by admin on Monday November 14th 2011 at 17:32. 2 comments
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In the footsteps of Spartacus

Instructions on how to walk along the Appian Way to Rome from Ciampino Airport.

Posted by admin on Tuesday October 25th 2011 at 22:06. One comment

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Conan the Barbarian (1982) Making-of Tour

I'm off through Soria, Valladolid and Zamora later this month with some folks, and pointed out to some other folks who wanted to see where Arnold trod 30 years ago that, although Shadizar has yet to be located, Doom's Hyborian Zamora may actually be the real Zamora on the Portuguese border, rather than a stony […]

Posted by admin on Monday October 3rd 2011 at 17:43. Comments Off on Conan the Barbarian (1982) Making-of Tour

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The physical invention of historical Barcelona

And how to sell it to tourists.

Arturo Pérez-Reverte: build shit, attract shit

APR is one of Spain's best-known novelists, and a blustering columnist to boot. Here, translated by Lenox Napier, is a tourism rant of his which is getting a lot of attention at the moment: We forget that for decades we have been clamoring for this exact kind of tourism and how we were prepared to […]

Posted by admin on Sunday September 4th 2011 at 11:59. 2 comments
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Walking unsteadily from Granada Airport to Granada through the Vega

A couple of literary extracts to get you going.

Posted by admin on Friday August 26th 2011 at 19:46. 4 comments
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Travelling to Bournemouth Airport from Southampton? Go via Christchurch and walk if you can

Chart compares prices for shuttle vs taxi vs taxi to airport gate vs walking for a journey from Eastleigh to Bournemouth Airport.

Posted by admin on Saturday July 9th 2011 at 17:24. Comments Off on Travelling to Bournemouth Airport from Southampton? Go via Christchurch and walk if you can

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