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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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The Return Book Victoria hislop

Spain Book Reviews Here are two Spain Book reviews. The weather is changing this week here in Southern Spain. It´s the perfect time to get back into the habit of reading in the evenings now it´s darker earlier on. I read both

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Atmosphere at the Seville Fair

Perhaps the best time to visit Seville is for the Spring Fair. Each year in April, thousands of people visit the largest and most celebrated festival in Andalusia. The Seville Fair; or as the locals call it – Feria de Abril.

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Granada Town Hall December 2020

New Years Eve in Granada Celebrating New Years Eve in Granada is generally a family affair. In the city centre the main spot to welcome the new year is Plaza del Carmen. The square outside Granada Town Hall. Granada city

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Local treats Christmas Markets in Granada by piccavey

The main Christmas market in Granada and lots of festive stalls are set up in the city centre at the beginning of December. Usually around the 1st of December. As this day is the start of the long Spanish bank

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River Cruise in Sevilla

I have to confess that I hadn´t visited Sevilla for quite some time. After returning from a city break in this beautiful city in Summer 2021, I´m sharing the places I visited in this latest post. Here´s my experience of

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Christchurch New Zealand

Photo by Brayden Gray on Unsplash Many people dream of being dual nationals. This means they have citizenship in two or more countries, for example in the United States and NZ citizenship too. Having dual citizenship has many benefits, including

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bib Rambla Granada Spain 2020

Granada Christmas festivities begin around the 1st of December and end on the 6th of January. According to Spanish tradition, the big celebration is actually Epiphany with the three kings bringing gifts on January the 6th. So the Spanish Navidad has

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Carmen Almanzor Granada

Typical Carmen in the Albaicín You may be wondering what a Carmen is or even where the Albaicín is. You may have visited the Albaicín quarter in Granada. Or seen a photo or painting of the neighbourhood. Let´s find out more.

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Cartuja Monastery Granada Spain

Cartuja Monastery in Granada Cartuja Monastery is one of those places that is always on my to do list. It´s not so easy to get to on public transport. The monument is a way out of the historic centre of

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