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Christmas Lights in Granada Spain 2019

Granada Christmas festivities begin around the 1st of December and end on the 6th of January. According to Spanish tradition, the big celebration is actually Epiphany with the three kings bringing gifts on January the 6th. So the Spanish Navidad

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Granada Town Hall Christmas 2018 Navidad Ayuntamiento

New Years Eve in Granada Celebrating New Years Eve in Granada is generally a family affair. The most typical spot is Plaza del Carmen, the square outside Granada´s Town Hall. The Local Granada council organises live music and fireworks in

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Museo de Belenes Mollina Nativity in Spain

At this time of your in the UK, USA or other European countries Christmas light switch on is a big event. Often celebrated with a local celebrity to push the button. In Spain and Western Europe the Nativity Scene is

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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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Expat Gifts Luxury Christmas British Hamper

Planning ahead of time at Christmas keeps the chaos at bay. Especially Expat gifts or for friends and family living abroad. Arranging gifts early for pre Christmas delivery keeps stress levels down. You can also take your time to compare

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Plaza Nueva Granada Spain

In case of an Emergency Granada Spain here are some tips and advice When visitors are planning their trip to Granada they often ask me about the safety in the city. Granada has a population of 232 770 (2017) and it´s located

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My Christmas Preparation… Throughout November I have seen the ad breaks on TV become more and more Christmassy. As we are now almost halfway through November I am ramping up my own Christmas preparation.  I don´t actually begin with Christmas

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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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