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I took the long way around to become fluent in Spanish. In my case it wasn´t a quick process. I began speaking my first few words of Spanish around the age of 12 or thirteen. I didn´t consider that I was fluent

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Alhambra Palace Granada Spain Blog Wall detail.

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

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Jewish Quarter Granada Realejo Padre Suarez Spain Blog

 A Jewish City The Realejo is the Jewish quarter in Granada. Located right in the town centre, it was a bustling community at the time of Nasrid rule. The Jewish community was once so important, Granada was known as ´Granada of

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plaza Cervantes Alcala de Henares Spain blog

48h in Alcala de Henares Alcala de Henares is another Spanish city with stunning architecture and plenty of history. The city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, together with the University. In November I spent a weekend exploring the

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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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12 grapes at midnight New Year Spain

New Years Eve in Granada Celebrating New Years Eve in Granada is typical at Plaza del Carmen. The square outside Granada´s Town Hall. In Spain it´s traditional to eat 12 grapes. Have these ready before midnight. Seedless grapes work best

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Granada Town Hall Christmas 2018 Navidad Ayuntamiento

  Granada Christmas festivities begin around the 1st of December and end on the 6th of January. Spanish tradition actually celebrates Epiphany with the three kings bringing gifts on January the 6th. So the Spanish Navidad has plenty to offer

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Hacienda Guzman Seville Olive Oi in Spain

Olive Oil – The Facts Olive Oil is referred to as a Super Food. Packed with antioxidants and health benefits it has always been importance in the Meditterranean diet. Olive Oil has been part of bathing and religious rites over the

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Expat Gifts Luxury Christmas British Hamper

Planning ahead of time at Christmas keeps the chaos at bay. Especially Expat gifts or for friends and family living abroad. Arranging gifts early for pre Christmas delivery keeps stress levels down. Allowing for shipments to arrive before all the

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Huerta San Vicente Granada Spain F G Lorca

Lorca in Granada One of the most famous Granadinos is Federico García Lorca. A playwright, a poet and theatre director born in 1898. Considered the best Spanish poet of the 20th century. I read ´La Casa de Bernada Alba´ for

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