Category Archives: Current Affairs

An IQ test for travellers

I’ve been spending a lot of time in airports recently, and I fear that it is starting to drive me mad. In these times of global economic meltdown we’ve been forced to seek work overseas. It has fallen to me … Continue reading

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Pontenova and its puente nuevo

It shows the depths to which we’ve sunk when we treat a new bridge as a tourist attraction. If it was the Golden Gate Bridge, the Ponte Vecchio or the Humber Bridge then we could be excused, but not when it is the … Continue reading

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Light at the end of the tunnel

There may be some light at the end of one of our project tunnels. Last friday evening Amanda drew to my attention a newspaper article in ‘El Mundo’ (other Spanish newspapers are available) about some changes which the Galician Xunta voted through on Thursday the 12th … Continue reading

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The euro is on a rollercoaster

I’m no economist. If I cast my mind back far enough I can just about remember that I got a grade D at A-level for Economics, only marginally better than the ‘fail’ that I got for European History. Poor Mr Metcalfe did try … Continue reading

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EasyJet present a dilemma

You could be forgiven for thinking that we have an unhealthy fixation with low cost airlines. When you make frequent journeys to Galicia and Asturias then EasyJet and Ryanair become friends whose status you check more often than your nearest and dearest on Facebook. … Continue reading

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