February 2018 I mentioned in this post of my expat memoirs that Belinda hosted a couch surfer in our piso for a couple days. It was such a lovely experience hosting Tram from Vietnam and getting to know some things about her and her culture. Belinda is an active couch surfer and utilizes it a … More Sorry, Mom! Couchsurfing in Extremadura // Mérida & Cáceres, Spain
December 2017 For my December puente break, a fellow teacher and I took a road trip to Portugal. It’s just over the border from Spain and such a short drive from where we live in Córdoba. For the first two days of our trip we explored Lisbon, Óbidos, and Nazaré. It was sunny and beautiful for this part … More Folded in Fog // Porto, Fátima & Sintra, Portugal
December 2017 I mentioned in my Spanish expat memoirs that I had a five day holiday in early December. For this puente, a fellow teacher at my school and I rented a car and drove to Portugal. I planned this round-about road trip and in four days (five nights) we hit two cities and four towns. This … More Crying Over Curry // Lisbon, Óbidos & Nazaré, Portugal
February 2018 Hayley and Hailey went to Highgarden one Sunday. We took a bus for just two euros to a small town outside of Córdoba– Almodóvar del Río. There is absolutely nothing else in this small pueblo besides the castle. (Okay, okay, and a restaurant.) It’s the perfect little half a day trip from Córdoba. We wandered and … More Photoblog: Castle and Grounds of Almodóvar del Río, Spain
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November 2017 As a birthday treat to myself I booked a weekend getaway to the gorgeous city of Granada. And it turned out to be one of my absolute favorite cities. The city is framed by snow capped mountains and set in a valley of streams and trees. Unlike some other southern Spanish cities, Granada … More Discoveries: Autumn, Cats, Self // Granada, Spain
October 2017 What helped define my experience in Malaga was drinking tinto de verano (hint: verano means summer). Similar to sangria, it packs a punch of red wine with sweet fruit slices and the addition of lemon soda. Malaga is a major vacation destination that’s full of modern shops and restaurants but past all the drama, true Spanish culture … More A Summer Stroll in October // Malaga & Nerja, Spain
September 2017 Hint: I was distracted by the absolute charm of Córdoba that I forgot that my hair was an absolute mess. My first week in Spain, I discovered the water here was doing all kinds of crazy things with my hair. Plus it is just so damn dry. I’m used to 90% humidity every day. But … More Not Caring About my Frizzy Hair // Córdoba, Spain