Spain came 6th in this year’s Muslim Travel Index for Europe. It is the sixth most popular country on the list for Muslim tourism. With this news and the upcoming Halal tourism conference just around the corner, here is some

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In July 2014 a new urban bus system in Granada came into effect. Before then the buses in Granada had numbers 1 to 34. The routes were distributed throughout the neighbourhoods linking up almost the entire city. Tickets were bought

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In Summertime I find that there is more time to catch up on my reading. So far season I have managed to make good progress with quite a few books. There are of course many summer days left still to

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This week instead of writing (it´s too hot…that´s my excuse anyway) it´s your turn to write! I am collecting testimonials about my Spain blog Piccavey.com. So I am keen to hear your comments and experiences. Did I recommend a lovely hotel

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During the last week of June I took a weeks holiday in Malaga. You may have already read the 15 Reasons to see Malaga post which I wrote after that 7 day city break. Yet there is part of that holiday I

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As July began the temperatures rose. Lighter foods appear blackboards and fill fridges across Andalusia. Gazpacho, lots of summer fruits and salads. The menu this summer at the Restaurante Los Patos is based on Rice dishes. The Spanish typically have

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Last night I saw a unique Flamenco concert in Granada. A fusion of Sefardi music, flamenco and Lorca´s poetry. The event was inside the patio of the Museum Palacio de los Olvidados. just along Carrera del Darro by Plaza Nueva.

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My conclusion after a week in the city of Malaga is that it is underrated. I spent a weekend in Malaga in Summer 2012 when I wrote this post A day in Malaga. Two years on I have returned and found that the

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(to see more images above click on the edge to scroll) They say that you should Celebrate small victories. Well over the last 2 years since I began this blog I haven´t been doing much of that. So today I´m

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Can you imagine the Alhambra palace without water? It´s almost impossible to imagine this space without the fountains, pools and water features. Water makes up a large part of the decorative elements of this magnificent monument. The use of water

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