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English Radio in Spain Piccavey expat

15 minutes of fame So excited to be on English radio this weekend, on air across Spain and the internet. According to Andy Warhol everyone enjoys 15 minutes of fame In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes

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escapada a granada Teteria

Did you know that Calle Elvira was once the main road in Granada? Just off this street below Plaza Nueva, you will come across to two streets that meet to form a V shape. Called Calderería Nueva y Calderería Vieja.

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Teatro Generalife Dance Festival

Each Summer the Dance Festival is held at the Alhambra Palace. The prestigious Granada festival is know by locals and as soon as the tickets go on sale they sell out pretty fast. The curtain goes up on 23rd June 2017

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tea shops

Gay friendly guide to Granada This week I have teamed up with a local blog Trotamundo (articulo esta en español en este enlace>  Trotamundo) to bring you the best tips for a Gay friendly stay in Granada. Granada this summer was the

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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

Alhambra tickets can be tricky to purchase at peak times of the year. The Alhambra palace is visited everyday by thousands of people. 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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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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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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