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Alhambra tickets March 2017

The Alhambra palace is visited everyday by thousands of people. Alhambra tickets can be tricky to purchase at peak times of the year. So its important to book ahead. Reserving as soon as you can you will guarantee that you

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Santa Maria de la Alhambra Semana Santa in Granada

The Semana Santa of Granada was declared an International interest in 2009. Easter has a special significance in Andalusia and there are many traditions surrounding Holy week. The traditional Semana Santa processions attract huge crowds particularly in Seville, Malaga and

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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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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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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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