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Orange blossom Tea by piccavey

In Andalusia some old traditions still remain, for me this is the charm of living in Southern Spain. The collection of orange blossom is still done in a few places. Being surrounded by oranges in Southern Spain, the Spanish make use of

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The month of May is one of my absolute favourite times to be in Andalusia. Not only do we celebrate the Crosses of May but Oranges trees along the streets are in blossom, the scent of orange blossom hangs in

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Alhambra Granada

Granada Alhambra palace 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 inside the

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Jamuga Taracea Granada Spain crafts

Back in 2012 I discovered the craft of Marquetry, known in Spanish as Taracea here in Granada. The word taracea comes from the arab word ´Tarci´ which means to incrust.  Since the 14th century Taracea has been produced in the

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Orgiva Alpujarras Granada

Each year at Eastertime in Orgiva this event Hecho en La Alpujarra is held in the Alpujarra region. A short drive South from Granada this charming area has amazing local produce and traditional crafts. Hecho en la Alpujarra This Made in

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Granada shopping in spain

Despite loving Shopping in Spain and Spanish Shoes I just realised I have barely written about these things. If you are anything like me part of the incentive to travel or visit anywhere is the shopping. Quirky Souvenirs , yummy local food or great clothing

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Culture Shock Melegis

Did you know that tyou can suffer from culture shock even when you speak Spanish? You may already know that I moved from Barcelona to Andalusia, Southern Spain back in 2006. Even though this is over 10 years ago now, I want

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Hammam granada close to Plaza Nueva

Heading along to Hammam Granada on a cold february day with a good friend of mine. This place is tucked away, slightly hidden,  just off Plaza Nueva, right in Granada´s historic centre. It wasn´t my first visit to this Hammam Al

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Plaza Vazquez de Molina Ubeda Spain

Even now and again I meet up with British friends who live in Spain but are frustrated that they don´t have a good level of Spanish. Some useful advice and resources I share with them to help with their Spanish

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Expat life in Granada Spain

If you are thinking of coming to Learn Spanish in Granada. Choosing the Andalusia region is a great idea. The people are really friendly and sociable here. You also get to stay in a magical city with the Alhambra palace

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