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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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spanish shoes brand to find in spain

Spain shoe brands are one of the countries main exports. (As well as Spanish food and 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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Cicerone Guidebook Walking Sierra Nevada Richard Hartley

Walking and Trekking the Sierra Nevada Walking & Trekking the Sierra Nevada was launched this month by Cicerone Press. I was thrilled to meet Richard Hartley the author in Lanjaron earlier this month to hear about this new hiking book.

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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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Persimmon or Caqui Spanish Fruit

Guide to Spanish Fruit Once the summer fades in Spain, Autumn begins with a bumper crop of Spanish fruit. When you have fruit trees it seems that the whole crop comes at once. In late september and throughout October we

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andalucia caves in spain by piccavey (1)

Spain is a great country for backpackers. The locals are friendly, there’s loads to see for free, and the food and drink is delicious. Granted, maybe the best time to visit Spain is during the summer, the Spanish perspective on

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Granada weekend

I have been to many Flamenco festivals. Over the years I have seen performances in different locations around Andalusia. Some have thrilled others have dissapointed. In March 2014 I went along to Templo del Flamenco in Granada with a group

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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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Alcala La Real Jaen by piccavey

When most people head off to the beaches and the Costas around Andalusia. I like to explore lesser known towns and villages. So this month I am heading inland to the unspoilt Jaen town of Alcala la Real. Este post

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ordino andorra

Since 1990 I haven’t visited Andorra. Just a quick stop on a school bus to do some shopping, it barely counted as visiting the country. S I was thrilled to revisit this curious country between France and Spain in July

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