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Expat life in Spain Lecrin Valley

Once in a while I meet British friends who live in Spain but are frustrated that they don´t have a good level of Spanish. Here are a few tips that helped me to improve my Spanish. When I arrived to Barcelona I

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The province of Granada has a range of climates, from the snowcapped Sierra Nevada mountains right through to the Costa Tropical. A perfect all year round destination as these Granada beach resorts have average winter temperatures of 15ºC. Amongst all

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Andalusia Cabo de Gata by piccavey

Andalusia, the region in Southern Spain has now been home for me for many years. I am lucky to be able to enjoy amazing beaches and cities full of history right my doorstep. This area has many traditional festivals and

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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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Spanish costas Costa Tropical Air Show Motril 2015

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 14th Edition of the Festival

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Torre del Oro in Seville by piccavey July 2018

Romantic Spain Maybe it’s the flowing red wine, the tempting tapas or that something special in romantic spain which makes it so irresistible to romantic travellers. Spending your Honeymoon in Spain has got everything a romantic getaway could ask for. This vibrant,

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Cafeteria Sibarita Granada de Tapas

Best Tapa in Granada This month Granada Tapas Bars Festival begins. Granada de Tapas is on from Monday 25th de February until Thursday 14th March 2019. Chefs from Granada will present this foodie festival to showcase one of the main attractions of

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Tajo Puente Nuevo Ronda Spain Blog

Ronda is located Inland from the Costa del Sol, at the heart of Malaga province. Often a place for daytrippers from the Malaga coast. I think that a daytrip doesnt quite cut it. There is much more to see in this stunning

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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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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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