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Festive Scene Christmas in Spain

At Christmas in Spain , celebrations vary slightly from the festivities in the UK or USA. Celebrations in Spain generally begin around the first weekend in December and continue right through to the end of 6th January. If you want

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Generalife Sunset Alhambra FEX Festival

The Origin of Flamenco While the origins of Flamenco Music and dance are not entirely documented. There is a clear thread from the 18th century onwards. Although the true beginning of Flamenco is much older. The art of flamenco is

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Priego de Cordoba Andalusia Blog Spain

  Where is Priego de Cordoba? This Andalusian city of 22,000 inhabitants is located in the Subbetica Cordobesa. South of Madrid yet in the Northern part of Andalusia, Priego de Cordoba is between Cordoba (90kms away) Jaen (70kms) and Granada.

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Plaza Santa Ana Lanjaron Alpujarra

Dont miss the Alpujarra villages when you visit Granada I was reminded by one of my lovely readers that I didn´t have a blog about the Alpujarra. An oversight as it is actually the first place that comes to mind when

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Fuente de las Batallas Granada Spain Fountain

An Expat in Spain lifestyle doesn´t also have to be textbook Brit abroad. Since moving to Spain back in 1998 I´ve adapting to life here and speak fluent Spanish.  When my colleagues, friends and family think of my new life in

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Santo Domingo Cruz de Mayo Realejo Granada piccavey

In May we celebrate the Crosses festvial but this month is especially lovely in Andalusia as Oranges trees waft the scent of orange blossom through the air. Plants and flowers all are lush and green. The weather begins to get

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Santa Fe Granada Spain

The Capitulations of Santa Fé changed the history of Europe and the World. This town is to the west of Granada. Santa Fé is the location where the Capitulations were signed in 1492. It´s also known for its Pionono cakes.

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Expat Gifts Luxury Christmas British Hamper

Planning ahead of time at Christmas helps to keeps the chaos under control. Expat gifts for friends and family who live overseas may need early planning. I like to book delivery as soon as I can to keep my stress

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Piccavey Spain Blog Benalmadena Malaga Expat

I took the long way around to become fluent in Spanish. In my case it wasn´t a quick process. I began speaking my first few words of Spanish around the age of 12 or thirteen. I didn´t consider that I was fluent

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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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