Alhambra tickets March 2017

Just in 2018 2.766.887 people visited the Alhambra Palace. Tickets to the monument can be tricky to purchase, particularly at peak times of the year.  Booking ahead to get the best price for your visit is imperative. Also reserving as soon

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typical Granada tapas

Granada Tapas Bars Granada tapas culture is a pleasant surprise for most visitors when they arrive. Tasting delicious free tapas as soon as you get into the first bar. When you request a drink in most bars in Granada you

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Vintage Suitcase Stickers Travel Case

Getting an education from another state other than your home country could arise from a number of reasons. You may have scored yourself a full or partial scholarship, or your parents may decide to send you away to further your

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Views over Costa del Sol Spain

The Costa del Sol has been inhabited for over 2800 years. Although the tourism boom didnt begin until 1959, this area of coastline has evolved over those 50 years. This coastline in Southern Spain is popular with European holidaymakers all

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Travel Hacks Foreign Currency Leftover coins holiday money by piccavey

After a summer of dining out and staying in pretty coastal hotels I´m sharing a handful of my travel hacks. Back from your Summer Holiday and already missing the sunshine? Maybe you spent all your holiday money and don´t know

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Andalusia is a beautiful region of Spain. Although in the summer months the heat can be a little too much for some. After many years when I spend the entire summer in Andalusia, I thought I would share some of

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Spanish caves by piccavey

Natural Caves to Explore in Andalusia Spain Recently I´ve been visiting some natural caves in lesser known areas of Andalusia. Off the beaten track villages and inland towns. Among my discoveries I have learnt quite a bit about the geology of

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Mezquita Mayor Granada Mosque

Annually Spain does well in the Suitability for Muslim Travellers Index. According to the Global Muslim Travel Index by CrescentRating, Spain is the 6th most popular country for Muslim tourism. So I thought I would put together some useful information

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gardens in granada

Can you imagine the Alhambra palace without water? It´s almost impossible to imagine this space without the fountains, pools and water features. Many of the decorative elements of this magnificent monument are created or enhanced with water. The use of

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Malaga City in Spain

Malaga is a city that I return to often. Having recently planned a family holiday in Malaga city I could see that there were many new places to explore and discover. Getting to Malaga From Spanish cities, there are high

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Hotel Convento Aracena

Last week I spent a long weekend in a charming town in the Sierra of Aracena. There are many inland locations in Andalucía that I am still discovering despite living in the region since 2006. Where is Aracena? Aracena is

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