City of Granada

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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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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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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Halal granada

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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Santa Maria de la Alhambra Semana Santa in Granada

The Semana Santa of Granada was declared an International interest in 2009. Easter has a special significance in Andalusia and there are many traditions surrounding Holy week. The traditional Semana Santa processions attract huge crowds particularly in Seville, Malaga and

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learning Spanish in Granada

FAQ´s move to Granada Lots of my readers ask about a move to Granada. Often writing to me with questions about living in Granada Spain. The usual things that come up are on the same themes; accomodation, learning Spanish and finding

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noche en blanco granada 2017

The noche en blanco in Granada has been growing in popularity over the last few years. Now an important event in the city´s calendar this takes place one night each year. You may have heard of the Noche en Blanco

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Hammam granada close to Plaza Nueva

Heading along to Hammam Granada on a cold february day with a good friend of mine. This place is tucked away, slightly hidden,  just off Plaza Nueva, right in Granada´s historic centre. It wasn´t my first visit to this Hammam Al

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As we leave winter behind and look ahead to spring, this year it begins on March 20th. Lighter foods appear on restaurant menus.  Comforting winter food is left behind for fresher dishes. Paella and Rice dishes are a perfect choice

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