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What are the Capitulations of Santa Fe? Local Granada Fiesta in April – Spain Travel Article

What are the Capitulations of Santa Fe? Local Granada Fiesta in April The Capitulations of Santa Fé changed the history of Europe and the World. This town is to the west of Granada. Santa Fé was where the Capitulations were signed in 1492.  Yet is also well known for its Pionono cakes. Everyone associates the name of Santa Fé with this typical Granada treat. Piononos de Santa Fé Pionono´s are cakes made by Ceferino Isla in Santa Fé in 1897.…

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Orange Blossom – a fragrant herbal tea – Spain Travel Article

Orange Blossom – a fragrant herbal tea In Andalusia many old traditions are still in place today. This is part of the charm of living in Southern Spain. The collection of orange blossom is still done by some locals. In the South of Spain as the region is surrounded by oranges we can make the most of this fruit, but not just the oranges. They also make the most of the blossom too.The bright colours of the fruit, the lush leaves and…

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Expat Life in Spain – My Survival Guide & Everyday Tips to live abroad – Spain Travel Article

Expat Life in Spain – My Survival Guide & Everyday Tips to live abroad Expat life in Spain can be an adventure and a new start. After the intial settling in period, the novelty of life abroad may wane. When the daily routine sets in, things may seen more challenging.From Spain Visa & Residency challenges to learning to speak the local language. Here are some of my tips after living abroad for 20 yearsHopefully some of them make you feel at home…

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Visit Seville Fair – Typical Spanish Food at Feria de Abril ⋆ Piccavey – Spain Travel Article

Visit Seville Fair – Typical Spanish Food at Feria de Abril ⋆ Piccavey 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. It’s a great fiesta where people drink, eat, dance, socialise and experience this unique event.During this time you can visit Seville taking in the historical sites of the…

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Do Semana Santa like a local – Spain Travel Article

Do Semana Santa like a local The Semana Santa of Granada was declared an International interest in 2009. Easter has a special significance in Andalusia and there are many traditions surrounding Holy week. The traditional Semana Santa processions attract huge crowds particularly in Seville, Malaga and Granada.During Easter it´s impossible to ignore the fervor with which the different groups prepare for this week every year. Many train and prepare for the processions for months. Straight after Christmas has g, the…

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Your Helpful Guide to Kitesurfing in Tarifa – Spain Travel Article

Your Helpful Guide to Kitesurfing in Tarifa With a climate of year round sunshine and high winds, Tarifa is one of the world’s best kitesurfing locations. I visited a couple of years ago and had a great time. Read about my adventure here. But this post is less adventurous, and more practical, offering tips and general information around kitesurfing in Tarifa. During high season, the town becomes an adventure playground for surfers and kitesurfers, who come from all over to…

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Advice for Moving to Spain Legally | Sunshine and Siestas – Spain Travel Article

Advice for Moving to Spain Legally | Sunshine and Siestas I have lived in Spain for eleven years – we are now in the double digits. The only things I’ve stuck to for longer have been gymnastics (12 years) and driving a car (17 years). As September comes and goes each year, the nostalgia kicks in as I remember lugging two overstuffed suitcases from Chicago to Madrid to Granada to Triana. What a long, strange, tapa-filled journey it’s been. As…

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