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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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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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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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