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Virgen de las Nieves Sierra Nevada Spain

7 surprising facts about Sierra Nevada The Sierra Nevada Spain is in Southern Spain in Granada province. Here are some other interesting details about this ski resort. The Mulhacen peak is 3478 metres high (That´s about 11,410 ft.) and is

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noche en blanco granada 2017

The noche en blanco in Granada has been growing in popularity over the last few years. Now an important event in the city´s calendar this takes place one night each year. You may have heard of the Noche en Blanco

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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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Pumpkin Autumn dishes

Granada doesn´t seem to have an Autumn. Temperatures plummet from mid 30Cs to 15ºC when we reach October. Local autumn dishes come on to restaurant menus and are made at home too. The snowfall on the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains

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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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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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At the end of June I took a trip around the entire park of Sierra Nevada. Stretching across Granada and Almeria regions, this immense natural space has all kinds of landscapes. From Dilar to Lanjaron, Mulhacen to Los Berchules, Alboloduy

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Granada weekend

The debut novel from Cherry Radford was Men Dancing. The sequel Flamenco baby then followed This second novel as it was set in Granada it was a must read for me. Scroll down to read my review of the book. (without

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