June 2014

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48 Hours in Granada

‘Rushing’ is not something we are particularly adept at nor inclined to here in Spain. Though the old stereotype of ‘Spanish time’ has become wildly exaggerated, there is some truth in it, especially when it comes to enjoying oneself. Lunch breaks, for instance, often go on for 3 hours, and if a national or regional […]

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Lisbon: It was all Yellow

Coldplay’s Chris Martin claimed in an interview with Howard Stern that there was “no meaning whatsoever” behind the band’s hit single “Yellow”. I think he was telling porkies. In fact, I think he and the rest of the band had just come back from their holidays in Lisbon¬†when they sat down and wrote that song, […]

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