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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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Culture Shock Melegis

Did you know that tyou can suffer from culture shock even when you speak Spanish? You may already know that I moved from Barcelona to Andalusia, Southern Spain back in 2006. Even though this is over 10 years ago now, I want

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As promised on my latest vlog, here is the podcast from Thriving Abroad. Thriving Abroad is a great resource to inspire those who are looking to live abroad or relocate. In May they interviewed me about living abroad and asked

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flamenco dress

The traditional flamenco dress is mainly worn at Andalusian Festivals. The Spanish are a lively lot and enjoy celebrating at parties, fiestas, ferias and even some weddings. The main festivals in Andalusia concentrate around Spring and Summer. I’ve visited quite

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Federico Garcia Lorca Spanish Poet

Looking for Lorca One of the most famous artists to come out of Granada is Federico García Lorca. A playwright, a poet and theatre director, born in 1898. Since reading ´La Casa de Bernada Alba´ for A Level Spanish Literature I´ve

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Chiringuito Diego Aguadulce Almeria

In Spain Summer has well and truly arrived. In the evening there´s nothing nicer that finding a cool outdoor terrace or beach bar to enjoy the cool breeze after a long hot day. Sipping on a freshly made Mojito is

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Learning Spanish with wine

Local produce and Crafts The No.1 question I´m asked is how to get Alhambra tickets. However the next most popular question is What is a typical souvenir from Granada or Andalusia? Personally I prefer to recommend things that I would really appreciate if I wasback

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Lio granada Gourmet burger Granada Spain

Gourmet Burger places in Granada Gastrobars and restaurants in Granada are more innovative than ever. Many have added Gourmet burgers to their menus along with more traditional Andalusian dishes. Here´s my favorites (so far) in Granada city centre. You may

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Each December I return to U.K for Christmas. After visiting family and friends I spend a few days getting to know other places in the U.K. Recently London, Bath, Bristol, York and Leeds have been included in my travels. This year

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Moving abroad can sometimes challenge us in different ways. I find it comforting to know that once in a while I can meet up with people like me who took the plunge and moved away from their home country. The

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