Staycation Weekend Part 2

Part one is here. On our second day we hiked to Arta, and the third day we went on a hike. Following this map we are in Cala Millor and will follow the yellow line through Son Servera to Artá. Cala Millor to Artá The next day we woke up and dealt with the problem […]

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The Unofficial Guide to Martos

Well, it’s actually the only guide to Martos. We know that many of our readers will never have a reason to pass through Martos. Even prospective tourists might think twice. After all, it is firmly located in the less interesting part of a less interesting province, sandwiched on either side by Cordoba and Granada. But […]

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Hike: Treasure and Disappointment!

Buried treasure is the epitome of adventure. We were going to have a big adventure going to see a buried treasure site, an ancient mill, and a museum that talked about aforementioned buried treasure. But losing your buried treasure – probably the epitome of disappointment. No joke, the guy who buried all his treasure never came […]

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Spain Sunday: August Closures

It’s August which means everything is shut and everyone is away. No joke, most local businesses are closed right now. We had been seeing all the “see you again in September!” signs all over everything but weren’t taking it seriously. Some places closed for vacation and are now re-opening. It seemed like some places were […]

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Hike: El Pico

We’ve made a goal to spend our summer exercising, studying Spanish, and adventuring around our area. Part of this list involves hiking every Friday. It’s about 93 degrees every afternoon. So on Hike-Fridays, we get up at 5 in the morning to get a head start. The sun rises at 6:55ish, so by the time […]

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Hike: El Cortijo del Alamillo

While doing research on the many things to see and explore in our area, I stumbled upon this blog talking about some fancy ruin out in the middle of nowhere. They seemed easy to get to, so without further deliberation we set off to see what we could find. The ruin we hiked to this time […]

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Hike: Los Baños de Agua Hedionda

Continuing in our quest to explore the heck out of our area, we set off south towards some ruins. Not particularly old ruins, but still ruins. The surrounding country side is littered with ruins. There are grand plantation-style homes, olive oil factories, homesteads, stables, and farms all lost in the “sea of olives”. We don’t […]

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Hike: La Grana

On May 4th Chris and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary. Yay! The trip to Almunecar was technically our anniversary trip, just one week early. We still wanted to do something special on our anniversary weekend, so we decided to take a hike that we’d been contemplating for a while now. Andalucia has many jaw […]

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