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Spain shoe brands are one of the countries main exports. (As well as Spanish food & wine) Spanish shoes are made with soft leather, they are comfortable and usually long lasting. As a confessed shoe addict I thought I´d share

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Alhambra tickets March 2017

Just in 2018 2.766.887 people visited the Alhambra Palace. Tickets to the monument can be tricky to purchase, particularly at peak times of the year.  Booking ahead to get the best price for your visit is imperative. Also reserving as soon

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Paella at Hospes Los Patos Granada Rice Days

The Paella had humble origins as far back as the 15th-16th century. Yet has become known as Spain´s national dish. Originally from Valencia and Alicante regions the traditional Valencia Paella is often misrepresented. An authentic Paella does not have seafood

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Views from Granada Mosque to Alhambra Palace

Mirador & Best Alhambra Views The Mirador of San Nicolas is one of those must see locations in Granada. The views of the Alhambra palace, the city of Granada and the Sierra Nevada mountains can all be seen from this

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View from Sacromonte in Granada Spain

If you are planning a Granada weekend and don´t have long to spend in this magical city. You´ll want to know the ´must see´ spots around the city. With this in mind I have written this plan for 48h in

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typical Granada tapas

Granada Tapas Bars Granada tapas culture is a pleasant surprise for most visitors when they arrive. Tasting delicious free tapas as soon as you get into the first bar. When you request a drink in most bars in Granada you

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Travel Hacks Foreign Currency Leftover coins holiday money by piccavey

After a summer of dining out and staying in pretty coastal hotels I´m sharing a handful of my travel hacks. Back from your Summer Holiday and already missing the sunshine? Maybe you spent all your holiday money and don´t know

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Spanish caves by piccavey

Natural Caves to Explore in Andalusia Spain Recently I´ve been visiting some natural caves in lesser known areas of Andalusia. Off the beaten track villages and inland towns. Among my discoveries I have learnt quite a bit about the geology of

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Mezquita Mayor Granada Mosque

Annually Spain does well in the Suitability for Muslim Travellers Index. According to the Global Muslim Travel Index by CrescentRating, Spain is the 6th most popular country for Muslim tourism. So I thought I would put together some useful information

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gardens in granada

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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