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Andalusia is a beautiful region of Spain. Although in the summer months the heat can be a little too much for some. After many years when I spend the entire summer in Andalusia, I thought I would share some of

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Plaza Santa Ana Lanjaron Alpujarra

Dont miss the Alpujarra villages when you visit Granada I was reminded by one of my lovely readers that I didn´t have a blog about the Alpujarra. An oversight as it is actually the first place that comes to mind when

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Lonja de Seda Valencia Silk Exchange

Valencia is a vibrant city on the mediterranean coast of Spain. With a population of around 800,000 its the capital of the Valencian Community which includes the provinces of Castellon Alicante and Valencia. The city is famous for its oranges

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Expat life in Spain Lecrin Valley

Once in a while I meet British friends who live in Spain but are frustrated that they don´t have a good level of Spanish. Here are a few tips that helped me to improve my Spanish. When I arrived to Barcelona I

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granada hotel isabel catolica

Capitulations of Santa Fé Capitulations of Santa Fé changed the history of Europe and the world. This location to the west of Granada is famous for its Pionono cakes. Everyone associates the name of Santa Fé with this typical Granada

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Orgiva Alpujarras Granada

In the Alpujarra town of Orgiva Hecho en La Alpujarra is held each Easter week. Located 30 mins drive South from Granada this charming area has amazing local produce and traditional crafts. It´s handy to have all the producers from mountainside villages

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Cafeteria Sibarita Granada de Tapas

Best Tapa in Granada This month Granada Tapas Bars Festival begins. Granada de Tapas is on from Monday 25th de February until Thursday 14th March 2019. Chefs from Granada will present this foodie festival to showcase one of the main attractions of

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Tajo Puente Nuevo Ronda Spain Blog

Ronda is located Inland from the Costa del Sol, at the heart of Malaga province. Often a place for daytrippers from the Malaga coast. I think that a daytrip doesnt quite cut it. There is much more to see in this stunning

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Alhambra Palace Granada Spain Blog Wall detail.

The Alhambra Palace is 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 into

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Jewish Quarter Granada Realejo Padre Suarez Spain Blog

 A Jewish City The Realejo is the Jewish quarter in Granada. Located right in the town centre, it was a bustling community at the time of Nasrid rule. The Jewish community was once so important, Granada was known as ´Granada of

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