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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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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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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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Cartuja Monastery Granada Spain

Cartuja Monastery in Granada Cartuja Monastery is one of those places that is always on my to do list. It´s not so easy to get to on public transport. The monument is a way out of the historic centre of

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Tenerife Food Spain Blog Tropical Fruit Papay

Recently I was asked if I would return to live in the UK.  While this is something that isn´t on my agenda right now. I thought about the things that I would miss if I ever did return to British

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Restaurante Gallio Plaza Bib Rambla Granada tapas

Best Tapa in Granada Granada de Tapas is on every Springtime for several weeks. Chefs from Granada participate in this annual foodie festival. Showcasing one of the main attractions of the city of Granada. Locally produced food, great gastronomy and

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Paseo de los tristes Alhambra Albaicin

This Granada calendar takes a look at the main festivities throughout the year. I am often asked When is the Best time to visit Granada. So this overview includes popular dates in the cultural agenda, foodie tips and insight into

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