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Santo Domingo Cruz de Mayo Realejo Granada piccavey

In May we celebrate the Crosses festvial but this month is especially lovely in Andalusia as Oranges trees waft the scent of orange blossom through the air. Plants and flowers all are lush and green. The weather begins to get

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Santa Fe Granada Spain

The Capitulations of Santa Fé changed the history of Europe and the World. This town is to the west of Granada. Santa Fé is the location where the Capitulations were signed in 1492. It´s also known for its Pionono cakes.

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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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Easter Wax on Cera Semana Santa Granada Spain blog

The Semana Santa of Granada was declared an International interest in 2009. Easter has a special significance in Andalusia and there are many traditions surrounding Holy week. The traditional Semana Santa processions attract huge crowds particularly in Seville, Malaga and

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Ibiza City by Alexander Schimmeck on Unsplash

Idyllic Ibiza holiday  My Ibiza holiday sprang to mind recently, while looking through some photos. I came across some holiday snaps taken on a trip to Ibiza and Formentera. It made me think about the idyllic time I spent there

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Expat Gifts Luxury Christmas British Hamper

Planning ahead of time at Christmas helps to keeps the chaos under control. Expat gifts for friends and family who live overseas may need early planning. I like to book delivery as soon as I can to keep my stress

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Piccavey Spain Blog Benalmadena Malaga Expat

I took the long way around to become fluent in Spanish. In my case it wasn´t a quick process. I began speaking my first few words of Spanish around the age of 12 or thirteen. I didn´t consider that I was fluent

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Atmosphere at the Seville Fair

Perhaps the best time to visit Seville is for the Spring Fair. Each year in April, thousands of people visit the largest and most celebrated festival in Andalusia. The Seville Fair; or as the locals call it – Feria de Abril.

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The Return Book Victoria hislop

Spain Book Reviews Here are two Spain Book reviews. The weather is changing this week here in Southern Spain. It´s the perfect time to get back into the habit of reading in the evenings now it´s darker earlier on. I read both

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Local treats Christmas Markets in Granada by piccavey

The main Christmas market in Granada and lots of festive stalls are set up in the city centre at the beginning of December. Usually around the 1st of December. As this day is the start of the long Spanish bank

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