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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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Granada isn´t your average expat city. It seems that expats who come here are looking for something a little different. There is no beach nearby, the city is historical and full of culture. It´s not simple to get things done

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In Andalusia it’s not unusual for me to be outnumbered by wine drinkers. I drink beer. I always have done. Most of my Spanish friends only drink beer on hot summer days. It seems that things are changing. As interest

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You may already know that any recommendations on this blog have been tried and tested personally by me. No-one pays for a recommendation on this site. I visited most of Andalusia since I moved here in 2006. Its important to

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Moving abroad can sometimes challenge us in different ways. I find it comforting to know that once in a while I can meet up with people like me who took the plunge and moved away from their home country. The

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Caradura Bistrot is a shiny new bar in Granada. I suppose you could say it´s the younger brother of Restaurante Arriaga. If you are not already familiar with Restaurante Arriaga, it is one of the most prestigious eateries in Granada. The sophisticated space is part of

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