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Culture Shock Melegis

Did you know that tyou can suffer from culture shock even when you speak Spanish? You may already know that I moved from Barcelona to Andalusia, Southern Spain back in 2006. Even though this is over 10 years ago now, I want

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Alhambra Palace Water features

Can you imagine the Alhambra palace without water? It´s almost impossible to imagine this space without the fountains, pools and water features. Many of the decorative elements of this magnificent monument are created or enhanced with water. The use of

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As with many historic cities, Granada was also a walled city at first. The city has had five different walled neighbourhoods over the centuries. The palatial city (Alhambra), the Realejo neighbourhood and three different areas of the Albaicin. The Albaicin has been a site used for housing since the Roman

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Holiday in Miami South Beach

In Autumn my holiday finally came around. I spent the summer working, I had days off at the end of October.  The annual break was a holiday in Miami Florida. The temperatures in the last week of October looked good and Hurricane

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You may already know that any recommendations on this blog have been tried and tested personally by me. No-one pays for a recommendation on this site. I visited most of Andalusia since I moved here in 2006. Its important to

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Purullena Marchal North of Granada Spain

In this photo essay I will try to highlight the varied and vast country that Spain is. So much to discover, even after all these years living and travelling around the country it still doesn’t fail to surprise me. Apart from

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It´s been a while since I’ve been on a blog trip. The last one was also in Catalonia. TBEX Girona in Sept 2012. This next one coming up is in Tarragona & Costa Daurada. TBMCatSur I´m very excited about this trip.

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2013 has just begun. I´m starting to planning my travel for this year. I don´t have anything booked yet but I have a rough ideas of what trips I´ll be doing and how the year is set out. If you haven´t already organised

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Chester Cathedral

Most people have the idea of Summer holidays spent on the beach reaching chick lit or the latest thriller. My idea is to escape to hot Spanish summer and enjoy the British Summer. After living abroad for 15 years now.  I

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Inside the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou Morocco

People tell me constantly that I´m very organised. I seem to get this comment a lot when I´m at work or when I´m travelling. I´m just back from a trip to Valencia so while I was unpacking my suitcase I

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