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Just wondering if Ticketmaster have announced any new pick up points for pre paid online Alhambra tickets since ending the arrangement with service Caixa ATM's. Another Forum User had some ideas about possible outlets they might use but has anything been put into place do we know? I do think that they could update their information on the website a bit more often!

If I spoke spanish I would ring myself and ask but I suspect that I would not get a clear answer and probably wouldn't understand it if I did!- that's assuming I could get through on the phone. Ticketmaster's Phone Lines do not work,I am told.

As I understand it at present, the options to pick up pre paid non discounted tickets are to either pick up at the Alhambra shop in down town Granada, or at the Alhambra ticket office itself.!

Does anyone on the ground over there or anyone who has just visited know any different?
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Getting around in Granada / Re: Has anyone been on the new tourist train?
« Last post by Steven Wellington on April 24, 2014, 10:18:15 AM »
I had to try the tren turistico out of curiosity.

It is a road  train with carriages which does an  interesting route of Granada.
There are free headphones with commentary in several languages.

It is a hop on hop off service which means after paying for the ticket you can get on and off as many times as you like.

My opinion:
It is very touristy and it makes you feel like an obvious tourist.
It is a little bit expensive and it would be cheaper to get in a taxi and do the same route or just get on one of the normal minibuses.

However it is a pleasant way to spend some time in Granada and could be fun for a lot of people.

Click here for more information.
http://granadainfo.com/alhambra/tren.htm





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Getting around in Granada / Has anyone been on the new tourist train?
« Last post by hudson on April 24, 2014, 10:09:11 AM »
I have heard that there is a new tourist train in Granada.
Has anyone been on it what is it like?
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La Herradura / Re: How to watch British TV over the internet in Spain
« Last post by granadaexpert on March 01, 2014, 07:22:15 AM »
Hi Jocelyn,

A lot of the things advertised are available for free if you put a little effort into it.

The first thing you need is a VPN.
This makes it look as if you are in the UK so you don't get blocked by the BBC.
 
There are lots of VPN systems to choose from but I have heard good reviews of these two

Hide.me  (this one has a free trial)
Hide.me

Strong VPN
http://strongvpn.com/

Hide my Ass
http://hidemyass.com/

Using a vpn you can also watch both Netflix UK and Netflix USA on the same user account.

As you want to use the VPN on multiple devices it is best to connect to the VPN at the level of the router, so any computer or iphone which connects to the wifi will automatically get a UK ip address.

If you are good with computers you can get routers for only 20 euros which can connect to a VPN  but first you have to change the firmware (the software which runs them) to a version which can run as a VPN client such as DD-WRT or tomato.
This is all very confusing and is for tekkie orientated people.

A router which can connect to the majority of VPNs straight out of the box is the ASUS RT-N16

It costs about 77 euros:
Here is a link to buy it at Amazon.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003HAL4ZA?_encoding=UTF8&camp=2506&creative=9274&linkCode=as3&tag=751

Once you get the router use this tutorial to configure it.

http://support.asus.com/FAQ/detail.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=RT-N16&p=11&s=2&os=&hashedid=WAa6AQFncrceRBEo&no=D98468C5-A496-B8F7-663A-D035098D7010

Once you have it set up you will be able to use the BBC iplayer.

Links:
BBC IPLAYER
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/

ITV PLAYER
http://www.itv.com/itvplayer/



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La Herradura / How to watch British TV over the internet in Spain
« Last post by jocelyn on March 01, 2014, 06:50:07 AM »
Since the satellites have changed I can't get British TV.

I have seen a few advertisements for TV over the internet.

I am not a big TV watcher but I would like to be able to watch the BBC.

Also my husband likes to watch TV on his computer.

Is it possible watch two different programs at the same time over the internet?

Can anyone give me any advice?





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Nerja / Between Two Fires by David Baird Book Review
« Last post by Steven Wellington on February 25, 2014, 07:49:53 AM »
"Between Two Fires" is an account of the struggle between the Maquis and the Guardia Civil in the mountains surrounding Frigiliana. After the Spanish Civil War, many people who had opposed the Franco regime faced either death or imprisonment. Some of them had no alternative but to escape to the mountains to continue resisting the Franco regime. The Guardia Civil were given carte blanche by Franco to eliminate the guerilla army at any cost. One major complication  was that the Maquis had no alternative other than to obtain food and supplies from the civilian population, which resulted in an almost impossible situation for the villagers who had to go into the mountains to earn a living.

The first part of the book is a normal historical description of the events that took place between the end of the civil war and the end of armed resistance in 1952. The second part of the book is a series of interviews with many of the protagonists, participants and ordinary people who were alive at this time.

This is an excellent book for anyone who would like to understand the Spanish Civil War and its immediate aftermath. The eye witness interview style is an excellent way of looking at history through many different perspectives.

In hindsight, we can see that it was futile to resist the Franco regime and that the misery and suffering of the post war years was made even more unbearable by the added complication of having a guerilla war. 

Click here to Buy this book on Amazon USA - Between Two Fires-Guerrilla war in the Spanish sierras
 

If you are in Europe you can buy this book at Amazon.co.uk see link below.





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La Herradura / Re: BBC and Football via internet in Spain
« Last post by granadagirl on February 07, 2014, 07:25:29 AM »
It is possible to use netflix in Spain if you have a VPN.

If you use a VPN which has both US and British location you can get both the Almerican and UK version of Netflix on one account.

You can sign up using an English credit card.
You can only use paypal if the paypal address  is in the UK or in the USA.

Netflix has loads of films and TV series.
The price is about $8 per month.

There is some difference between the US and British content.
For example Family Guy is not available in the British version and there is more British content on the British site but if you use a vpn you can use both.

It is possible to get a free month trial.

I started watching Breaking Bad on Netflix on the free trial and as it works very well I have continued.

Another advantage of netfix is that it is possible to watch using a fairly slow 1mb per second internet conexion such as you would get with Iberbanda etc.  A normal 10mb per second adsl conexion is more than enough even for HD quality.
















 



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Accommodation / Re: What are the nearest Hotels in Granada to the Alhambra?
« Last post by Steven Wellington on February 06, 2014, 09:03:46 AM »
You should remember that the Alhambra is above the city of GRANADA and it may be more interesting to get a hotel right in the centre of Granada near to Plaza Nueva.

Here are some links to lists of hotels organised by the distance to certain locations.

The nearest hotels in Granada to the Alhambra are here:
http://granadahotel.com/near_to_alhambra.htm

The nearest hotels in Granada to Plaza Nueva are here:
http://granadahotel.com/near_to_plaza_nueva.htm

The nearest hotels in Granada to the bus station are here:
http://granadahotel.com/near_to_bus_station.htm

The nearest hotels in Granada to the train station  are here:
http://granadahotel.com/near_to_train_station.htm


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Accommodation / What are the nearest Hotels in Granada to the Alhambra?
« Last post by Ernest on February 06, 2014, 08:53:48 AM »
I would like to know the nearest hotels to the Alhambra because that is my main reason for visiting Granada
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Getting to Granada / Very cheap car hire - 45 euros per week
« Last post by Steven Wellington on January 29, 2014, 11:58:43 AM »
Someone told me about delpaso car hire.

Prices start at 45 euros per week!!!!

http://www.delpasocarhire.com/
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