Ramadan with a Spanish flavour

  Ramadan is almost over. The hour of sunset varies world wide and dictates when you can break your fast. Fatty that I am, I skipped that bit. When I enter the restaurant at nine in the evening I’m the first to arrive, so I stand at the bar chatting to brothers Oumelaz and
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Valencia’s sign of the times

I was taking one of my strolls through the huerto at the edge of the city, where most of the produce that fed Valencia was once grown, and I took a short cut along the edge of one of the irrigation channels that criss-cross the area. I spotted a sign partially buried under a pile
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Better than an Easter egg – Spain’s Semana Santa Celebrations

Semana Santa is the biggest national fiesta in Spain, with parades that feature solemnity and gaudiness in equal measure.                                     The most glamorous are held in Andalucia, in Malaga and Seville especially, although aficionados of these things claim
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Bad Medicine at the spice souk

  Seeing ghosts has never been a major preoccupation for me, but if ever I find myself frightened of phantoms I know exactly where to go – to the Spice Souk in Marrakech, where Ahmed will create a secret blend of dried chameleon, iguana foot, sea urchin, hedgehog and fish
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