Spain
Alcazar by piccavey

A trip to Spain isn´t quite complete without visiting the Royal Alcazar in Seville. This Royal Palace is one of the most magnificent architectural works in Andalusia. Drawing inspiration from Christian and Muslim architecture, this Moorish castle reflects Spain’s History.

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La Llotja de la Seda by piccavey

In late November 2012 I enjoyed a city break in Valencia. I hadn’t visited the city before. The city was just halfway point between Barcelona and Granada for me. I’d seen the city outskirts from the road but didn’t know

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La Giralda by piccavey

I have to confess that I hadn´t visited Sevilla since 2008 (Business trips don´t count) After returning from a city break in this beautiful city, I´m sharing the places I visited in this latest post. Here´s my experience of the

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Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona in Spring

Barcelona is one of those fabulous places in the world that boasts a mild climate year round. In March and April, it´s a great place to visit as the temperatures are warmer but it´s not as busy as summer months.

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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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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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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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A flight of Montilla Moriles in Cordoba

There are many advantages to travelling during off peak season. Price is the main contributing factor when it comes to choosing a time to go away. Later in the year (October–December), is a good time to get away from it

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