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Cap Formentor Majorca Road trip

A sunny weekend in April was the perfect time for a weekend in Majorca. A short break to charge the batteries and take a break. You many have already read about the previous post about SaTorre. In this article I cover

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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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Santa Maria de la Alhambra Semana Santa in Granada

The Semana Santa of Granada has been of International interest since 2009. Easter has a special significance in Andalusia and many traditions surrounding Holy week. The traditional Easter processions attract huge crowds in Seville, Malaga and Granada. Its impossible to

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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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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 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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Los Italianos Granada Street food

Street Food in Spain Food in Spain is an important part of Spanish life. Great pride is taken in selecting local products and preparing seasonal dishes. So eating on the street or grabbing something quick is not so common in

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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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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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Dreidel at Palacio de los Olvidados

On 2nd January 2014 the Palacio de Los Olvidados opened in Granada. This new  museum is a private collection in the historic part of the city, close to Plaza Nueva. This space is dedicated to the story of Sefardi community

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