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The Alhambra palace is the only medieval palace in the world which has arrived intact to the present day. After visiting many times myself , one of the things which most fascinates me are the intricate details on the walls. As you

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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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Spain came 6th in this year’s Muslim Travel Index for Europe. It is the sixth most popular country on the list for Muslim tourism. With this news and the upcoming Halal tourism conference just around the corner, here is some

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In July 2014 a new urban bus system in Granada came into effect. Before then the buses in Granada had numbers 1 to 34. The routes were distributed throughout the neighbourhoods linking up almost the entire city. Tickets were bought

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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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Last night I saw a unique Flamenco concert in Granada. A fusion of Sefardi music, flamenco and Lorca´s poetry. The event was inside the patio of the Museum Palacio de los Olvidados. just along Carrera del Darro by Plaza Nueva.

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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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