A gravedigger in Guardamar del Segura (Murcia) has been suspended after he took a selfie with a mummified corpse and put it on Facebook. Clemente was opening a family tomb when he discovered that a 23 year corpse in the pantheon had mummified, instead of, ahem, decomposing. That’s the trouble with this above ground internment in a desert area… Anyway, Clement, along with a unidentified man, pulled the mummy out, propped him up and took Continue reading Gravedigger in trouble after selfie with corpse
There’s been some outrage about the new city tourism information signs installed across Almería, which use a rather substandard quality of English. Some signs have pretty basic spelling mistakes – “Chatedral” will eventually take you to the Cathedral. moorish fortress is another unpopular one. The authorities also haven’t bothered to be consistent in naming landmarks and historic buildings, meaning anybody trying to find a place from a guidebook would be hopelessly lost. For example, the Continue reading Anger over rubbish English on Almeria city signs
Stuff the corruption, this is the sort thing we need more of : a chap called Antonio Navarro has grown a 280 kilo pumpkin in Tíjola. It’s on display (until it goes off) in Restaurante El Paso in Tíjola if you want to go and see it. The owner of El Paso, Antonio Encinas, says that it came from a seed from a pumpkin that weighed 90 kilos, grown last year. The two Antonios are Continue reading 280 kilo pumpkin in Tijola!!!
The sheer amount of money stolen by the Andalucian politicians over the last decade is immense. So far, we’re talking billions of euros, mainly of EU cash. Nobody seems to care very much, but it is a fairly enormous scandal. Basically, for every euro the EU sent Andalucia over the last 20 years or so, the politicians seem to have happily, and with no real comeback, pocketed whatever percentage they wanted to. Anyway, Carlos Cañavate, Continue reading Senior Junta politician cracks under police pressure and admits 270 million euro theft