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Claudina Mata spanish fashion

Fortuny is back! On Friday 3rd June Granada will hold the 6th Edition of the Pasarela Fortuny. This event showcases Andalusian fashion. A bi annual event, it has proved over past editions to be of interest at a national level

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Federico Garcia Lorca Spanish Poet

Looking for Lorca One of the most famous artists to come out of Granada is Federico García Lorca. A playwright, a poet and theatre director, born in 1898. Since reading ´La Casa de Bernada Alba´ for A Level Spanish Literature I´ve

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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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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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Silk Alpujarra Granada

  I have been to the Alpujarra endless times. I never tire of seeing these white villages perched on hillsides. I love wandering around the narrow streets of these remote unspoilt corners of the Alpujarra. Each time I am there

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Soportujar Alpujarras Granada

  I was recently reminded by one of my lovely readers that I didn´t have anything on my blog about the Alpujarra region of Spain. An oversight on my part as it is actually the first place that comes to mind when I have

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learning Spanish in Granada

    FAQ´s Granada, Spain Lots of my readers often write with questions about a move to Granada Spain. The usual things that come up are on the same themes; accomodation, learning Spanish and finding work. So hopefully this insider information will

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Girona Castellers

Last Autumn I visited Girona, an historic town, North of Barcelona. Although I´d actually been there before on a short visit, I hadn´t seen much of the place.This time I would be staying for a weekend and hope to discover

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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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