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Montefrio in Granada Spain

One of the best reasons to come to Granada is for the fantastic landscapes. Montefrio is one of these great locations. Of course the city of Granada is a great location for historic sites, gastronomy and atmosphere but the province

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Must see Malaga

Choose Spain With so much negative press these days I wonder if people reconsider their visit Spain. I have been travelling to Spain since I was 12 years old and I now live here. I never tire of visiting Spain. The problems

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English Radio in Spain Piccavey expat

15 minutes of fame English Radio interview on Talk Radio Europe. So excited to be on air across Spain and the internet this weekend. According to Andy Warhol everyone enjoys 15 minutes of fame In the future, everyone will be

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Spanish food doesn´t always mean tapas. Often misunderstood some refer to all Spanish food as Tapas. However there are lots of aother kind of Spanish food to discover.  The way food is served, portion size and the type of dish determines it´s name. It

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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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