Category Archives: Andalucía

This revolution will not be televised…

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…but it will be tweeted, blogged, facebooked and more.

“#SpanishRevolution”

“Yes we Camp!”

“Democracia real ya!”

“Los Indignados”

“15-M”

“Acampada”

Just some of the names that are being given and used to to describe what is happening across Spain.

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Rain in Granada – What to Do?

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You will notice pretty quickly that the local Granadinos really do not like the wet weather and the city in general will be considerably quieter, with many sitting at home waiting for the rain to pass.

What to do in Granada when it rains:

Some more recent suggestions for Granada in the rain by @piccavey

Hot tea in a traditional tetería. The GI tea house of choice would certainly be Kasbah. For more on teahouses check out this article: Teterías in Granada

Eat estofado (stew), sounds like a good idea, or even somewhere that does a nice soup. Casa Lopez Correa would be close to top of my list. Review here

 

A new suggestion in from Sarah. Grilled tapas and the famous pork rotissiere at la Abadía. You can discover it here. Review la Abadía.

Bowling or cinema in Kineopolis. Also a good idea. Easier to get there by car, but the number 9 bus also goes there from Gran Vía.

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Día de las Cruces in Granada

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On the 3rd of May Granada will be celebrating the “fiesta de las Cruces” a festival that is emblematic of the city. A date filled with tradition and charm. The fiesta of the cruces stems from the XVII century and takes its current configuration from the early years of the 20th century.

For full information on what it is all about check out the this article: Día de las Cruces, Granada 2011.

Some of our photos from last year:

Dia de las cruces

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Semana Santa in Granada – A preview

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Something definitely unique and special in Andalusia, Semana Santa is a mix of religion, tradition and enjoyment. It’s  an opportunity to experience a different side of Granada, where Catholics, other faithfuls and pagans join in a city-wide celebration. To find out all about Semana Santa 2012 in Granada check here: Semana Santa Granada  or find our full listing of the times, routes and best viewing points here: Semana Santa 2012 Guide

Some photos to look forward to Easter week.

Semana Santa 2011 in Granada

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For the day that’s in it – April Fools

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An Insider’s look at our favourite day of April

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The joys of 2nd division football

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I feel that I have very much hopped on the metaphorical bandwagon. But I will tell you one thing, it certainly is a lot more fun to be supporting a lower division team and not have to put up with pathetic demands of the primadonnas of top flight football in England and Spain. Cristiano and Didier, yes i am looking at you guys, time to grow up or at least grow a pair of cojones.

I am a supporter of Granada CF and proud.

Granada football

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“Don’t Weep Like a Woman…

….for what you could not defend as a man.”

This was of course directed at Boabdil (Abu-Abdallah) as he looked back for a final time at the Alhambra and his lost kingdom of Granada.

And who proffered these sympathetic words to the defeated leader. Well that would have been his own mother of course, the Sultana Ayelsha.

2010 saw 3,345,311 visitors the Alhambra. Even with the limited entry policy, nearly 10,000 people a day visited what is considered the eight modern wonder of the world.

A video and afew photos of Spain’s most visited site:

 

Taken from the Mirador de San Nicolas

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Spanish days in Andalucia….

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(photo by Manuel Gonzalez de Uzqueta)

The incredibly beautiful Alpujarras. The Alpujarras, south of Granada, Andalucía. All photographs are courtesy of Sarah Hansen, probably the finest photographer in all of Granada

local textiles alpujarras, granada

villages of the alpujarras 2011

overlooking the alpujarras 2011

the beautiful alpujarras summer 2011

You can read Sarah Hansen’s full report on visiting the Alpujarras right here.

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My inner geek, obsessed with Google Analytics

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What is the first thing that most people usually do when they turn on their computers in the morning?

Answers on a postcard.

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Graffiti in Granada

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Some of the best photos that I have managed to take from the work of El Niño de las Pinturas in the Realejo

We have a full interview with El Niño at http://granadainsider.com/magazine/article/Interview-with-El-Ni%C3%B1o

Lady wating on the corner

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