Rock of Gibraltar declares itself a Special Area of Conservation and Spain is maaaaaad

The Rock of Gibraltar has (with backing from the UK) put a spanner in the negotiations over granting local fishermen rights to fish around the rock by declaring itself to be a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) under EU rules. Say the Rock in a press release issued today: The Government of Gibraltar is pleased to announce, in accordance with the requirements of the Nature Protection Act 1991 and the EU Habitats Directive, the designation Continue reading Rock of Gibraltar declares itself a Special Area of Conservation and Spain is maaaaaad

San Sebastian refuses bullfighting from 2013

The city of San Sebastian, under the nationalist Bildu mayor Juan Karlos Izagirre, has announced that it will refuse all license permits for bullfighting events in the city as from next year. The nationalist group Bildu has said, and Juan Karlos (note the K) agrees, that it is 100% anti-bullfighting and looks forwards to the day that it is finally dropped across Spain, and that next years “la Semana Grande” of San Sebastian will be, Continue reading San Sebastian refuses bullfighting from 2013

Anti bullfighting rally in Almeria

Ecologistas en Accion are organising an anti-bullfighting antitaurina rally in Almeria on the 23rd (Thursday). Instructions are that it is to be peaceful, yet noisy. Meeting at the corner of Calle Enrique Granados with Calle Amadeo Vives and then through the centre. Traffic is not to be disrupted, and permissions have been granted, etc etc etc. Press release follows:

Taj Indian restaurant, Turre

Maria has sent me her readers review of the Taj Indian restaurant in Turre, Almería, a restaurant that has been around for quite a while now and has a loyal following. Sounds delicious! As a Spaniard from Madrid who has lived and worked around the world, including Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore and tasted authentic indian food at some the world’s best restaurants and even indian friends’ homes, I rate the Taj Indian Restaurant highly and Continue reading Taj Indian restaurant, Turre