Local treats Christmas Markets in Granada by piccavey

The Christmas season this year will kick off on Friday 2nd December. This day is the start of the long Spanish bank holiday. In the Spanish calendar the 6th & 8th of December are national holidays. Marking the celebration of he

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Pumpkin Autumn dishes

Granada doesn´t seem to have an Autumn. Temperatures plummet from mid 30Cs to 15ºC when we reach October. Local autumn dishes come on to restaurant menus and are made at home too. The snowfall on the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains

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Alhambra Palace Water features

Can you imagine the Alhambra palace without water? It´s almost impossible to imagine this space without the fountains, pools and water features. Many of the decorative elements of this magnificent monument are created or enhanced with water. The use of

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Learning Spanish with wine

Wine is an inherent part of Spanish culture yet it hasn’t always heralded the international respect of French and Italian varieties. The wine industry in Spain is now beginning to receive the recognition it deserves. The beauty of Spanish wines

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Casas de la Juderia

72h in Cordoba This Summer I returned to Cordoba Spain. Although I´ve been several times before its a place I love to visit over again. This three day break in the city of Cordoba was going to be at the

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Churros Street Food

Spanish Churros Showstopper This week on the Great British Bake Off (Series 7 Ep.4) the showstopper challenge was Spanish Churros. The bakers were challenged to make churros from scratch with a sauce. In typical GBBO style there were many versions

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Walks in Andalucia Los Escullos

You may remember earlier this year I ran a giveaway to win a guidebook Walking in Andalucia. Well just in August a brand new guidebook all about Andalucia has been published and I´ve been sent one copy.  This new book

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Beach day Spanish Holiday

If you have ever been to a Spanish beach you may have noticed the way the locals set themselves up for a day by the sea. If you want to enjoy a beach day like a local you are going

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Plaza Cataluna Barcelona

Earlier this year you may have already seen my notes on planning a Spring Break in Barcelona City. Since then I re visited Barcelona city. At the end of May 2016. There were quite a few activities which I thought may

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Granada Christmas Ayuntamiento

The White night in Granada has been growing in popularity over the last few years. Now an important event in the city´s calendar this year it usually takes place each Autumn. As soon as the official programme is confirmed I

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