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If you are planning a Granada weekend and don´t have long to spend in this magical city. You´ll want to know the ´must see´ spots around the city. With this in mind I have written this plan for 48h in

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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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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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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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When I moved to Spain in 1998 I was the fussiest eater. I would only eat Spanish omelette (potato and onion) if it was piping hot. Elaborate restaurant food with sauces or fish made me nervous. Spanish ham or olives

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Granada isn´t your average expat city. It seems that expats who come here are looking for something a little different. There is no beach nearby, the city is historical and full of culture. It´s not simple to get things done

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(click on the edge of the photo to see more tea shops in Granada in the gallery) Calle Elvira was once the main thoroughfare on the city of Granada. Just off this wide street beside Plaza, you will come across

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