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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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50 Spain Books A list of Spain Books for all those who love Spanish food, history and culture. I am often asked for reading recommendations about Spain themes. As I do read quite a lot myself, I thought I would

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gay friendly granada tapas

Best Tapa in Granada In April Granada Tapas Festival begins. The ´Mejor Tapa del Mundo´ will be held fromThursday 5th April until Sunday 15th April 2018. 25 chefs from Granada will present this foodie festival to showcase one of the main

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learning Spanish in Granada

FAQ´s move to Granada Lots of my readers ask about a move to Granada. Often writing to me with questions about living in Granada Spain. The usual things that come up are on the same themes; accomodation, learning Spanish and finding

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Expat life in Spain can be an adventure and a new start. After the settling and the novelty of life abroad has waned. The daily routine can sometimes be a little more challenging. Here are some of my tips after

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Must see Malaga

Choose Spain With so much negative press these days I wonder if people reconsider their visit Spain. I have been travelling to Spain since I was 12 years old and I now live here. I never tire of visiting Spain. The problems

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Spanish food doesn´t always mean tapas. Often misunderstood some refer to all Spanish food as Tapas. However there are lots of aother kind of Spanish food to discover.  The way food is served, portion size and the type of dish determines it´s name. It

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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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Granada shopping in spain

Despite loving Shopping in Spain and Spanish Shoes I just realised I have barely written about these things. If you are anything like me part of the incentive to travel or visit anywhere is the shopping. Quirky Souvenirs , yummy local food or great clothing

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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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