The story of our adventure in Spain

In October 2002 we purchased a holiday flat in Guardamar on Spain's Costa Blanca - not far from Alicante and Torrevieja and we try to spend a good part of the year in Spain.

This blog hopefully will contain our thoughts and impressions of Spain - the good and the bad and lots and lots of photographs of not only Guardamar but the rest of Spain as we eventually get to explore it.


Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Hot News !!

The Canary Isles were the first to ban bullfighting in 1991 and today Catalonia follows.

The parliament voted to ban the sport from the 1st January 2012 - 68 voted for the ban, 55 against and 9 abstentions.

The vote took place as a result of a petition presented to parliament and signed by 180,000 people.

Many people believe bullfighting is cruel and barbaric but also many nationalistic Catalans wish to mark their difference from the rest of Spain.

Whether other regions will follow is hard to say .. perhaps in a few years.


1 comment:

Ashleigh said...

Wow! Pretty amazing!