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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

Mojito although it is not a Spanish drink it is a popular order on long summer nights. 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

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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 Gourmet Burger options have been appearing more and more in Gastrobars and restaurants in Granada. Alnongside more traditional Andalusian dishes on the menu I have been checking out what is so special about these burgers. Here´s

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The Rows Chester

Chester – A Winter Break 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

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Limit time with expats to be Fluent in Spanish

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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