Palacio de Viana Cordoba Spain

If you have an interest in Spain or Andalusia, you will probably have heard of the Cordoba patios festival. This is celebrated each year in May. I wasn’t able to visit Cordoba myself until Mid June so I was not expecting to

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Andalucia FITUR 2016

FITUR is the annual International Tourism Fair held in Madrid.  This important event in the Travel sector calendar is celebrated each January at IFEMA exhibition centre in Spain´s capital. Along with the ITB in Berlin WTM in London these are

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Andalucia Walking

Exciting news! This week´s blogpost is a Giveaway. If you love walking or Andalusia, you will love this. Cicerone Press have generously offered one copy of Walking in Andalucia by Guy Hunter-Watts to my readers. This guidebook is perfect for those living

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Granada shopping Gran Cafe Bib Rambla

After writing about the Traditional Shops it´s now time to take a look at some traditional bars and cafes. The most traditional places in Granada have been open for over a century and are still in business today. Unfortunately the jewel in the crown

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Piccavey - Life in Granada Spain

Just before Christmas I was invited to be interviewed by The Expat Chat this podcast is all about expat life and travel. This podcast and magazine are based in Australia, they share the stories of those who live their dream life overseas for

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Los Italianos Granada Street food

Street Food in Spain Food in Spain is an important part of Spanish life. Great pride is taken in selecting local products and preparing seasonal dishes. So eating on the street or grabbing something quick is not so common in

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New Years

New Years Eve in Granada Celebrating New Years Eve in Granada is typical at Plaza del Carmen. The square outside Granada´s Town Hall. In Spain it´s traditional to eat 12 grapes. Have these ready before midnight. Seedless grapes work best

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Granada Christmas Lights

As we hurtle into the month of December activities are planned in Granada for the colourful festive season. This Christmas guide to activities runs through all of December and up to January 7th. Nativity Scenes, Shopping tips, Restaurant opening times

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The Christmas season begins on 4th December in Granada and runs until the 6th January.  Each year the 6th & 8th of December are national holiday, to celebrate the Day of the Spanish Constitution and the Immaculate Conception. Around those dates

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Andalusia Gifts

Sometimes retail therapy is the best way to add a little sparkle to a dreary day. Here are a few of the shops in Granada that I tend to head to when I want to look at shiny new things and enjoy an afternoon of

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