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Chiringuito Diego Aguadulce Almeria

In Spain Summer has well and truly arrived. In the evening there´s nothing nicer that finding a cool outdoor terrace or beach bar to enjoy the cool breeze after a long hot day. Sipping on a freshly made Mojito is

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Cartuja Monastery Granada Spain

Carthusian Monastery in Granada Recently I headed up to the North of the city to the Cartuja Monastery. This had been recommended to me many many times but until now I hadn´t visited until now. The entrance is just off

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Learning Spanish with wine

Local produce and Crafts The No.1 question I´m asked is how to get Alhambra tickets. However the next most popular question is What is a typical souvenir from Granada or Andalusia? Personally I prefer to recommend things that I would really appreciate if I wasback

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As with many historic cities, Granada was also a walled city at first. The city has had five different walled neighbourhoods over the centuries. The palatial city (Alhambra), the Realejo neighbourhood and three different areas of the Albaicin. The Albaicin has been a site used for housing since the Roman

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Local Granada Radio Interview Click on the arrow below to listen to my Granada radio interview. This was recorded Monday 24th November 2014 at La Voz de Granada. The interview is 20 minutes long and is in Spanish. The interview

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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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Recently one of my lovely readers contacted me with a request. She wanted to know about the fountains in Granada and was curious about their history . There are lots of fountains, pools and water features dotted around the city. It was going

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

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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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Barcelona was my home from 1998 until 2006. Even all these years on the city feels like home to me. Over Christmas I was in Barcelona for only a few days and I already want to go back. I left

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