Hike: La Peña!

When you drive towards Martos, La Peña is the first thing you see. And even from a great distance, it is impossible to miss the castle sitting on top of it. The name, La Peña, basically means “the promontory”, just a specific geological formation, nothing romantic. La Peña is an awesome thing to live next to. … More Hike: La Peña!

A Strange Weekend

Because of the lack of internet this was written October 1st and posted October 14 Saturday was great, we had a nice time exploring the Via Verde in a different direction than we usually go. We saw the old train station that used to serve what is now the walking path. There’s also a large … More A Strange Weekend

Getting Internet

We originally wrote this September 29th and posted it October 12th after we got the internet. Before the weekend started we went out to get internet. We need internet not only for fun, but so we can: Make our visa appointments, look up Spanish phrases, do our jobs, communicate with our jobs, tell people at … More Getting Internet

Banking Adventures

Because of the lack of internet this was originally written on Tuesday, September 28th, and posted October 11th. After such a crazy day cleaning we slept okay but we’re still not adjusted to the time zone (which isn’t like us). We’ve made a lot of mistakes by staying up late, going out to a bar … More Banking Adventures

Exploring Martos

Because of the lack of internet this was originally written on Sunday, September 23nd,  and posted October 10th. Apartment hunting was a whirlwind adventure around the city on our first day in Martos. We really didn’t have any time to tour our new hometown, er, home pueblo. As exhausted as we still are from the … More Exploring Martos