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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. You may

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escapada a granada Teteria

Did you know that Calle Elvira was once the main road in Granada? Just off this street below Plaza Nueva, you will come across to two streets that meet to form a V shape. Called Calderería Nueva y Calderería Vieja.

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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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tea shops

Gay friendly guide to Granada This week I have teamed up with a local blog Trotamundo (articulo esta en español en este enlace>  Trotamundo) to bring you the best tips for a Gay friendly stay in Granada. Recently I gave them some

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Beach in Rota Costa Ballena

This article should have been called Why you have never heard of Costa Ballena? but you may know the area so I decided for the Unknown Coastline title instead. After living in Andalucia for many years I am surprised that this

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Motril Air Show Costa Tropical Spain

Costa Tropical Air Show Motril Air Show is one of the four Spanish Air Shows celebrated anually. The Costa Tropical has it´s own Air Show on the first day of Summer. This year it is the 12th Edition of the Festival

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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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