What does Franco look like?


Outside the fortress walls of Melilla La Vieja is a statue of Franco. It was here in the Spanish enclave of Melilla on the North African coast that Franco launched the Spanish Civil War in 1936. [Franco Statue] Looking into his face I realised that I didn’t know what Franco looked like. The Spanish Civil […]

Melilla, Spain, sort of

Pleasure Yacht Harbour

Melilla is an autonomous city of Spain on the Moroccan coast, so when you cross the border you are technically in the EU. [Pleasure Yacht Harbour] Once you cross the border the difference is noticable in the standard of infrastructure and general cleaniness on the streets. The increase in prices is also noticable. As in […]

A taste of home – British food on the Costa del Sol

Queen Vic

The Costa del Sol has been a favourite for British holiday makers and expats for decades. This is apparent in the amount of British pubs and fish and chip shops along the coast. A recent report in The Independent highlights the contribution of UK migrants to the Spanish economy: UK migrants fuelling Spanish boom. [The […]

Costa Atlantica

Costa Atlantica

The cruise ship Costa Atlantica, docked at the port of Cadiz (the Cadiz Cathedral is in the background). [Costa Atlantica - Cadiz] The Costa Atlantica has twelve passenger decks, each named after movies directed by the Italian director, Federico Fellini. The ship is registered in Genoa, Italy. [EU Flag - Costa Atlantica]