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Hacienda Guzman Seville Olive Oi in Spain

Olive Oil – The Facts Olive Oil is sometimes referred to as a Super Food. Packed with antioxidants and health benefits it has always been importance in the Meditteranean diet. Olive Oil has been part of bathing and religious rites over

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Expat Gifts Luxury Christmas British Hamper

Planning ahead of time at Christmas keeps the chaos at bay. Especially Expat gifts or for friends and family living abroad. Arranging gifts early for pre Christmas delivery keeps stress levels down. Allowing for shipments to arrive before all the

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Granada Christmas Lights

The Spanish Christmas celebrations vary slightly from the festivites in the UK or USA. Celebrations in Spain generally begin around 5th December and continue right through to the end of 6th January. Here is my guide to what´s happening in Granada

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Finca Los Frutales Malaga Wine Rose

Malaga Wine This week I visited Malaga Wine Museum on the edge of the city of Malaga. Located inside the palace of Biedmas, a grand 18th building. This museum is also the Regulatory HQ for Malaga Wines. Local Wine in

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Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona in Spring

A city break is always a great way to beat the cooler Autumn months. Most locations in Spain have plenty of blue skies and activities to fill a 48h escape. Some of my favourite destinations for city breaks in Spain

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Huerta San Vicente Granada Spain F G Lorca

Lorca in Granada One of the most famous Granadinos is Federico García Lorca. A playwright, a poet and theatre director and considered the best Spanish poet of the 20th century. Lorca was born in 1898 in FuenteVaqueros. Since reading ´La

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Benidorm Beach

If you have ever been on a Spanish holiday you may have noticed the way the locals set themselves up for a day at the beach. If you want to enjoy it like a local you are going to need

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View from Jaen Cathedral Spain by piccavey

The Andalusian province of Jaen is known for its Castles and Olive Oil. It is also a wonderful space to connect with nature as it has a vast amount of nature reserves and parks. In June I spent a day

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Travel Hacks Foreign Currency Leftover coins holiday money by piccavey

After a summer of dining out and staying in pretty coastal hotels I´m sharing a handful of my travel hacks. Back from your Summer Holiday and already missing the sunshine? Maybe you spent all your holiday money and don´t know

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Books about Spain piccavey blog

50 Spain Books A list of Spain Books for all those who love Spanish food, history and culture. I am often asked for reading recommendations about Spain themes. As I do read quite a lot myself, I thought I would

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