Spring Short Stories

We do a lot of things that don’t warrant their own blog post. So here’s some short bits of what we’ve been doing. It’s been raining a lot I got sick We took a big bike ride I’ve been doing a lot of fun projects with my students The Rain in Spain Falls Softly on […]

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The German-Spanish Exchange

Chris here! A few weeks ago, the principal of my school asked me if I would be interested in accompanying a group of German students around Andalucia. As it turns out, our school does this every year. For one week students from Germany come to Spain, take a look around, share their culture etc. And […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Moving into our Apartment

Because of the lack of internet this was originally written on Tuesday, September 26th, and posted October 10th. We were scheduled to meet Rosa (the real estate agent) at 11 am on Tuesday. At 10:30 she called wondering what was happening. She wasn’t wondering where we were, she just hadn’t written down her own schedule […]

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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 […]

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Our Grand Adventure to Spain

We left Durango on Monday morning and didn’t get to Martos (our new home) until 7 pm on Thursday. This involved a … 9 hour drive to Denver (then spending the night) 9 hour flight to London (not Heathrow but the crappy low-cost-carrier Gatwick one) 3 hour layover there 2 hour 45 minute flight to […]

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