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The month of May is one of my absolute favourite times to be in Andalusia. Not only do we celebrate the Crosses of May but Oranges trees along the streets are in blossom, the scent of orange blossom hangs in

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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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Alhambra tickets March 2017

The Alhambra palace is visited everyday by thousands of people. Alhambra tickets can be tricky to purchase at peak times of the year. So its important to book ahead. Reserving as soon as you can you will guarantee that you

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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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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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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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Plaza Vazquez de Molina Ubeda Spain

Even now and again I meet up with British friends who live in Spain but are frustrated that they don´t have a good level of Spanish. Some useful advice and resources I share with them to help with their Spanish

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Andalusia is a beautiful region of Spain. Although in the summer months the heat can be a little too much for some. After many years when I spend the entire summer in Andalusia, I thought I would share some of

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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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