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As you may already know, living abroad can be tricky. Far more complicated than a Place in the Sun make out anyway… You can often find yourself in odd situations. Some of these Expat Anecdotes appeared on my blog last month. Click here

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Written by Posted in Andalusia, Expat Lifestyle, Spain, Spanish Food Comments 7

Living abroad you can find yourself in odd situations. I shared one of these stories on my blog a while ago, on this post about Village life . Although that anecdote is just one of many after fifteen years abroad, I

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Written by Posted in Andalusia, Barcelona & Catalonia, Expat Lifestyle, Spain Comments 13

Last week I was lucky to be in the exactly in the right place at the right time! I arranged a few days of travel to Madrid for meetings and a Christmas dinner with friends.  By chance on that exact

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The Lecrin Valley is located South of Granada, halfway between the Coast and the city. The valley has many small villages dotted around the picturesque countryside. Orange and lemons trees as far as you can see, mixed with Pine, olive and almond

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Written by Posted in Andalusia, Granada region & province Comments 4

Looking for a job at the moment is pretty tough. If you are in Spain even more so, with the unemployment figures at an all time high. If you don´t speak Spanish well enough to defend yourself in the workplace then

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Recently I was reminded by my friends at Hotel Los Berchules that I didn´t have anything on my blog about the Alpujarra region of Spain. It is actually the first place that comes to mind when I need a day off. The Alpujarra certainly has an

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Written by Posted in Granada region & province, Spain Comments 8

This post about my favourite food in Granada has been written partly because it was requested on Twitter by @AnExpatInSpain after a recent visit to the city and obviously because I love food! Here are seven scrumptious tips of typical dishes to taste when visiting

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Written by Posted in Spanish Food, The City of Granada Spain Comments 5

When my ex colleagues, friends and family hear that I live in Southern Spain, straight away they conjure up images of beaches, infinity pools, waiters pouring jugs of fruity Sangria and hot sunny days. In this post I want to try to explain more or

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Written by Posted in Andalusia, Expat Lifestyle, Spain Comments 5

Andalusia is a place of contrast, beautiful architecture, vast expanses of wildlife, long white beaches and ancient monuments, it´s well worth visiting at any time of the year. Here´s how to make your trip a little more luxurious and unique. Accomodation There

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Written by Posted in Andalusia, Expat Lifestyle, Spain Comments 1

The province of Granada has a range of climates, from the alpine vegetation in the Sierra Nevada mountains right through to the tropical coastline of Motril, where winter temperatures average 15ºC. The Costa Tropical is a fantastic location for Water sports and also for discovering the local

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