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Granada City Neighbourhoods I am often asked about apartment rental and life in the city of Granada itself.  So here is some specific information on this rather than just a visit to Granada to see the Alhambra or on a

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Alhambra Granada with Children

Visiting the city of Granada with children can be magical for everyone. But there are a few things worth knowing before you arrive. Walking steep hills, bumpy cobbled streets and the hot sun can be quite overwhelming if you don´t

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Granada weekend

I have been to many Flamenco festivals. Over the years I have seen performances in different locations around Andalusia. Some have thrilled others have dissapointed. In March 2014 I went along to Templo del Flamenco in Granada with a group

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English Radio in Spain Piccavey expat

15 minutes of fame So excited to be on English radio this weekend, on air across Spain and the internet. According to Andy Warhol everyone enjoys 15 minutes of fame In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes

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escapada a granada Teteria

Did you know that Calle Elvira was once the main road in Granada? Just off this street below Plaza Nueva, you will come across to two streets that meet to form a V shape. Called Calderería Nueva y Calderería Vieja.

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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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Marquis hotel piccavey

Since the beginning of 2017 this new Marquis hotel has been the talk of the town in Granada. Not only is it extremely well located, they also have a Casual dining area, summer terrace, live music on weekends and a

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Motril Air Show Costa Tropical Spain

Costa Tropical Air Show Motril Air Show is one of the four Spanish Air Shows celebrated anually. The Costa Tropical has it´s own Air Show on the first day of Summer. This year it is the 12th Edition of the Festival

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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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Jamuga Taracea Granada Spain crafts

Back in 2012 I discovered the craft of Marquetry, known in Spanish as Taracea here in Granada. The word taracea comes from the arab word ´Tarci´ which means to incrust.  Since the 14th century Taracea has been produced in the

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