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2. Posted by yolandac8 (Respected Member 159 posts) 10y

Hi mique!!!!!

I am glad you enjoyed so much Spain. Granada is wonderful isn't it??????
Actually you were lucky with the food and drinks... It doesnt happen all over Spain , but yes in most places
This is what is actually called the "tapa", the piece of food that comes with the drink that you order. If you order a coffe, then no tapa... It is given out all over Andalucia, Madrid and all the south of Spain basically. Contrary on the north we aren't that lucky, as we have to pay for the food all the time, no tapa there. Anyway, spanish gastronomy is great everywhere you go... What can I say, I like eating, and I like my country!!!!!

Well, just wanted to say that I was very happy to read your comment, you made me laugh with your comments!!!!!! It's great you enjoyed so much!!! I wish everybody could enjoy life and life experiences as much as you do!!!!!

Keep on living!!!!
Yolanda

3. Posted by mique (Inactive 8 posts) 10y

Hi Yolanda....I have a further question for you. While I was in a small village near Malaga, I ate some tiny, fried fish....Really small and thin (about 2-3cm) so not boquerones fritos. They were simply fried and served in a bowl with some lemon. Do you have any idea what it is called? Im desperate to eat it again :)

4. Posted by yolandac8 (Respected Member 159 posts) 10y

Any pictures of the thing you ate??????

Right now I can't really think about the fish you are describing

Not even remember it when you ordered?????

5. Posted by red_Shadow (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

hi!

Camarones!!! There are really small, and you can buy it in the street.

;) kisses!

6. Posted by WildJunket (Budding Member 42 posts) 10y

heya! yeh that is SO true!! Granada's my fav city in Spain as well.. the free tapas! the endless cervezas! the hippies outside the teterias! wat else can u ask for..
well, im here on a 2yr stint in London, and thinking of moving to Granada thereafter..was just thinking of taking spanish classes there! im actualli taking an intermediate spanish class nw, so wld most definitely wanna take the DELE exams there ina yr's time.
Anyone knows if it will be easy to find work there?
Im really not fussy. bt some income will be great! thing is - I've found alota internships in Spain, bt they'r all unpaid

yeh and the sardines are nice isnt it, ok maybe nt sardines. had some of that in Bib Rambla, deep fried , with lemon yummy.

hey did u go to that tapas bar where they serve huge portions of carne con salsa, or calamares and flan! all free tapas! lol

7. Posted by mique (Inactive 8 posts) 10y

Thanks Mr Red_Shadow...

Camarones, that was it! For some reason I dont think Im gonna find them in the fish shops of UK! Sad.... :)

8. Posted by steve_ooo (Budding Member 24 posts) 10y

hi
when i lived in granada the work thing was kinda scarce. there's bar work and giving private english classes, but the latter was pretty saturated. i ended up moving to madrid to get work. at the end of the day, granada is just a wee town. i prefer cities ( at least madrid)

9. Posted by mique (Inactive 8 posts) 10y

I wouldnt say Granada was so small...Its definitely got a city feel to it but its a city which is managable. Not too big, not too small....Place like Madrid and Barcelona are sprawling places, easier to get lost in. Another thing going for Granada, in my opinion, is that theres no bronx type areas which you should avoid unlike in the big cities anywhere else in Europe.

As for getting work...I also enquired about it when I was there and it seemed difficult. Like you Steve, was offered a little bar work but nothing major....Anyone looking for work should head for the coast...

10. Posted by mique (Inactive 8 posts) 10y

Anyone fancy a trip in September? Im about to book again :)