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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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Paisajes de Barcelona Province

Barcelona, a popular destination for cruise ships and tourists from all over the world. Yet Barcelona province and the region around the Catalan Capital is not as well known. In October 2021 I spent a week exploring the landscapes 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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Tenerife Food Spain Blog Tropical Fruit Papay

Recently I was asked if I would return to live in the UK.  While this is something that isn´t on my agenda right now. I thought about the things that I would miss if I ever did return to British

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Restaurante Gallio Plaza Bib Rambla Granada tapas

Best Tapa in Granada Granada de Tapas is on every Springtime for several weeks. Chefs from Granada participate in this annual foodie festival. Showcasing one of the main attractions of the city of Granada. Locally produced food, great gastronomy and

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Paseo de los tristes Alhambra Albaicin

This Granada calendar takes a look at the main festivities throughout the year. I am often asked When is the Best time to visit Granada. So this overview includes popular dates in the cultural agenda, foodie tips and insight into

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Lonja de Seda Valencia Silk Exchange

Valencia is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. With a population of around 800,000, its the Valencian Autonomous Community´s Capital. That region also includes the Castellon and Alicante provinces too. The city is famous for Valencia

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Tajo Alhama de Granada Gorge Andalucia Spain

This month I wanted to revisit the charming town of Alhama de Granada. It´s a short drive inland, North West from Granada. With a population of around 6000, Alhama de Granada played an important part in Andalusia´s past. My last

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10 year Piccavey Spain Blog

Although I began my blog about Spain around 2009. This website was not set up until 2011. Before that I had a free blog which I updated infrequently. The odd entry here and there. However in March 2011 I decided

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