Alhambra tickets March 2017

The Alhambra palace is visited everyday by thousands of people. Alhambra tickets can be tricky to purchase at peak times of the year. So its important to book ahead. Reserving as soon as you can you will guarantee that you

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Beach in Rota Costa Ballena

This article should have been called Why you have never heard of Costa Ballena? but you may know the area so I decided for the Unknown Coastline title instead. After living in Andalucia for many years I am surprised that this

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Marquis hotel piccavey

Since the beginning of 2017 this new Marquis hotel has been the talk of the town in Granada. Not only is it extremely well located, they also have a Casual dining area, summer terrace, live music on weekends and a

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Motril Air Show Costa Tropical Spain

Costa Tropical Air Show Motril Air Show is one of the four Spanish Air Shows celebrated anually. The Costa Tropical has it´s own Air Show on the first day of Summer. This year it is the 12th Edition of the Festival

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Orange blossom Tea by piccavey

In Andalusia some old traditions still remain, for me this is the charm of living in Southern Spain. The collection of orange blossom is still done in a few places. Being surrounded by oranges in Southern Spain, the Spanish make use of

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The month of May is one of my absolute favourite times to be in Andalusia. Not only do we celebrate the Crosses of May but Oranges trees along the streets are in blossom, the scent of orange blossom hangs in

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Murcia Catafalco

Burial of the Sardine in Murcia Murcia, a city in Southeastern Spain celebrates the end of Lent with a huge fiesta. The last weekend in April I was invited to attend this event. Part of the Spring Fiestas in Murcia or Fiestas

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Alhambra Granada

Granada Alhambra palace 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 inside the

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Jamuga Taracea Granada Spain crafts

Back in 2012 I discovered the craft of Marquetry, known in Spanish as Taracea here in Granada. The word taracea comes from the arab word ´Tarci´ which means to incrust.  Since the 14th century Taracea has been produced in the

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Orgiva Alpujarras Granada

Each year at Eastertime in Orgiva this event Hecho en La Alpujarra is held in the Alpujarra region. A short drive South from Granada this charming area has amazing local produce and traditional crafts. Hecho en la Alpujarra This Made in

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Granada shopping in spain

Despite loving Shopping in Spain and Spanish Shoes I just realised I have barely written about these things. If you are anything like me part of the incentive to travel or visit anywhere is the shopping. Quirky Souvenirs , yummy local food or great clothing

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