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Free stuff in Granada

 

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The Granada Pub Quiz – Every Friday Night

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Due to the success of the first Granada Pub Quiz last Friday night we will be making it a weekly trivia event. Below you will find the questions from Last weeks quiz.

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Political and Funny Graffiti in Granada

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Just a collection of my personal photos of the best political graffiti and street art that I have seen around Granada in the last year.

Some of it pretty excellent street art, and for once I have post about graffiti where to the best of my knowledge there is nothing by el Niño de las Pinturas.

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10 Things that Surprise me Greatly…

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… everyday in Granada.

Quick background: This is a list of surprises coming from a guiri (pale skinned foreigner) celebrating almost 2 years in Granada.

This is not a criticism of my adopted city, merely a tongue in cheek look at how things are.

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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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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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“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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Some of our funky pics from Spain

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A very random collection.

Centre of the world

Ghosts of Spain by Giles Tremlett

reading about spain

Best book about culture of Spain

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Me and my Baby

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You didn’t know that I had a baby. Well it is one of those metaphorical babies.

I am of course referring to the Granada Insider, or I usually just call her GI.

Like all good babies it started with conception, not sure of the exact date, I can’t say that it was really planned and I am very embarrassed to admit that some drink may have been involved, but it was after a late night sometime mid december 2009. To my own and I think everybody else’s amazement the gestation was much shorter than the usual 266 days (definitely much shorter than the crazy 2 years that elephants have to endure) and on 21st of March 2010 GI was born.

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