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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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Alhambra March 2017

Alhambra tickets can be tricky to purchase, particularly at peak times of the year. For example in 2018 2.766.887 people visited the Alhambra Palace.  Booking ahead for your visit is imperative. Reserving as soon as you can you will guarantee that

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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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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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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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