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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 in the air. Romantic Spain is an irresistible destination for couples and nostalgic travellers. Spending your Honeymoon in Spain has all the elements a romantic getaway

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Face Masks in Granada Andalucia Spain

Living in Granada for so many years. Being in touch with local life and happenings. I´ve noticed things that happen, that only seem possible here in Granada. Locals often say things like Solo pasa aquí (this only happens round here)

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Fuente de las Batallas Granada Spain Fountain

An Expat in Spain lifestyle doesn´t also have to be textbook Brit abroad. Since moving to Spain back in 1998 I´ve adapting to life here and speak fluent Spanish.  When my colleagues, friends and family think of my new life in

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Authentic Spain Food

When I first arrived in Spain. The market was a fascinating place for me to visit. Spain food such as fresh fish and endless varieties of olives seemed to me like a whole new world. 20 years on it was

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Culture Shock Melegis

Did you know that you 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

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Basket shop Granada Spain

Traditional shops appearing in local news over the past twelve months has saddened me. The essence of Spanish traditions are being challenged. Perhaps drowned is a better description. Steadily franchises are taking over Spain. Already well established in large capitals such

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Spanish Wines

Local produce and Crafts The No.1 question I´m asked is how to get Alhambra tickets. However the next most popular question is What is a typical souvenir from Granada or Andalusia? Personally I prefer to recommend things that I would really appreciate if I wasback

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Carmen de Morayma Granada Spain

  Princess Morayma This weekend I went out for lunch at Mirador de Morayma . Although I have been many times they still managed to surprise me on this visit. After all those previous meals I realised I´d just been passing through. I usually go

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Albaicin Lemonade by piccavey

  Albaicin Lemonade This Summer I was handed a glass of Albaicin lemonade. A refreshing spritzer style drink, like a fruit punch with apple in it. I thought it was a lovely drink for summer but didn´t think to ask

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street signs in pampaneira

Granada street signs If you did then you´ll understand how I came around to thinking up this post. street signs in Granada The pomegranate appears on all the street signs around the city of Granada as it is the symbol. The Spanish word

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