Last spring we made a little compilation of things we did or saw that didn't warrant their own blog posts. We've been busy since school got out and it feels strange to write so many small, different posts. We'll summarize what we've been up to. School ended Our contracts ended almost a month before school officially ended … Continue reading Summer Short Stories
We first mentioned the Knights of Calatrava when we posted about our hike to El Cortijo del Alamillo, and we basically just said that they were a group of knights who were given the area of Martos. And honestly we didn't know very much about them. They built everything worth a damn in our area, … Continue reading Spain Sunday: The Knights of Calatrava
So a while back we posted about our adventure to Jerez (right here) and all the delicious sherry/jerez we drank (right here), and we mentioned that we took a day trip to Cadiz. Cadiz had been our original destination (with a day trip to Jerez), but we switched it around after we started looking at the … Continue reading Cadiz: Walking Through History
Somebody just had a birthday so we thought what better topic to learn about than birthdays in Spain. Traditionally birthdays in Spain did not matter as much as Saint's days. We talked a lot about religious names in this Spain Sunday. Most people are named after saints because it used to be mandatory to do so. So … Continue reading Spain Sunday: Birthdays
At the time of this writing we only have 48 days left in Andalucia (before our big move to Mallorca). We've been having a bit of early-nostalgia (can you have nostalgia when you haven't even left, yet?) and we don't want to regret anything. So we took a hard look at what we needed to … Continue reading Jerez de la Frontera and Cadiz
Back when I was teaching a conversation class for my coworkers I decided to have them make presentations. These presentations could be on any subject. Where were you born? What's your favorite movie? Teach us about something related to your field of study, etc. It motivated them to study at home, gave them a chance … Continue reading Spain Sunday: The Thousand Faces of Cojones
While I am sure that most everybody has heard of Jerez/Xeres/Sherry, I doubt everyone knows what it exactly is. I don't blame you if you have never had it. It's a fancy and complicated drink that probably costs an arm and a leg outside of Spain. Simply put, its an alcoholic drink made from grapes … Continue reading Spain Sunday: Jerez, AKA Xeres, AKA Sherry, and some cocktail recipes.