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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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Alhambra Palace Granada Spain Blog Wall detail.

The Alhambra Palace is 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 into

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Jewish Quarter Granada Realejo Padre Suarez Spain Blog

 A Jewish City The Realejo is the Jewish quarter in Granada. Located right in the town centre, it was a bustling community at the time of Nasrid rule. The Jewish community was once so important, Granada was known as ´Granada of

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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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Hacienda Guzman Seville Olive Oi in Spain

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

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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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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 born in 1898. Considered the best Spanish poet of the 20th century. I read ´La Casa de Bernada Alba´ for

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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. In 1933 Local

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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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