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As we leave winter behind and look ahead to spring, this year it begins on March 20th. Lighter foods appear on restaurant menus.  Comforting winter food is left behind for fresher dishes. Paella and Rice dishes are a perfect choice

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escapada a granada

Neighbourhoods in Granada city I am often asked by newcomers about renting apartments and living in Granada city itself. I wanted to offer some specific advice on this topic as it seems to come up every now and again. To

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Carmen Almanzor Granada

Typical Carmen in the Albaicin You may be wondering what a Carmen is or even where the Albaicin is. You may have visited the Albaicin quarter in Granada. Or seen a photo or painting of the neighbourhood. Let´s find out

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Granada Christmas Lights

Throughout the month of December activities are planned in Granada for the colourful festive season. This Christmas guide to activities runs through all of December and up to January 7th. Nativity Scenes, Shopping tips, Restaurant opening times and Christmas concerts are

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Local treats Christmas Markets in Granada by piccavey

The Christmas season this year will kick off on Friday 2nd December. This day is the start of the long Spanish bank holiday. In the Spanish calendar the 6th & 8th of December are national holidays. Marking the celebration of he

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Alhambra Palace Water features

Can you imagine the Alhambra palace without water? It´s almost impossible to imagine this space without the fountains, pools and water features. Many of the decorative elements of this magnificent monument are created or enhanced with water. The use of

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You may remember earlier this year I ran a giveaway to win a guidebook Walking in Andalucia. Well just in August a brand new guidebook all about Andalucia has been published and I´ve been sent one copy.  This new book

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Granada Christmas Ayuntamiento

The White night in Granada has been growing in popularity over the last few years. Now an important event in the city´s calendar this year it usually takes place each Autumn. As soon as the official programme is confirmed I

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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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Motril Air Show Costa Tropical Spain

Costa Tropical Annual Air Show Motril Air Show is one of the four Spanish Air Shows celebrated anually. The Costa Tropical has it´s Air Show on the first day of Summer. This is the 11th Edition of the Festival Aereo Internacional

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