Athletic Club Bilbao and Basque nationalism

Athletic Club and Basque nationalism are intertwined. As in the case with other groups in Spain, independence and nationalism take root in people’s lives. Take, for example, Catalonia. The northeast portion of Spain is an autonomous government. This means that, more or less, they own relative independence from Spain. Granted, the area is still inside … Read more

Malaga flights for £1,000? Welcome to the most expensive half term ever

There was a time when the May half-term week was an excellent alternative to the school summer holidays. You could jet off the Med for a bargain break with the family for significantly less than in July or August. Not any more. The surge of demand which has been causing so much chaos at UK … Read more

Gareth Bale discovers that hell hath no fury like a Madridista scorned

Gareth Bale has hit back at the Spanish newspaper Marca over their comments about him, and their response hasn’t exactly been dignified. Perhaps it was always inevitable that it would end like this. In a world in which footballers are treated as little more than commodities by both clubs and the media, perhaps there was … Read more

Swan One Design Worlds in Valencia to deliver a true test of talent

Swan One Design Worlds in Valencia to deliver a true test of talent by Nautor’s Swan 4 Jun 10:41 UTC July 5-9, 2022 The historic Spanish port city of Valencia takes its turn in the spotlight this week with the arrival of one of the undoubted highlights of the ClubSwan Racing season, the Swan One … Read more

Guggenheim Bilbao Cleaners Protest Low Wages

Workers responsible for cleaning the Guggenheim Bilbao in collaboration with artist Lorenzo Bussi mounted a protest performance aimed at raising awareness about the minimal pay and poor working conditions to which they say they are subjected, Hyperallergic reports. The cleaners, more than three-quarters of whom are female, are contracted through the multinational company Ferrovial Services … Read more

The Marbella travel tribes keeping Boris and Carrie company

The Super Villa-ins Hotels? How common. Max can’t recall the last time he stayed in a hotel. It would be bizarre to have strangers just down the hallway, sharing the same carpet. Max habitually stays at Desy’s 10-room villa in New Andalucia when he visits Marbella, but lately Desy’s has been a tad over-subscribed. None … Read more

At least 16 Malaga flights canceled as second wave of three-day Ryanair cabin crew strikes in Spain start today

A Ryanair plane on the tarmac at Malaga Airport. / CITO SALAS From tomorrow, Friday, industrial action has also been called by the USO union at the three easyJet bases in the country which will go ahead if today’s settlement talks stall Malaga Airport is bracing itself ahead of the strikes called at two of … Read more