As of May 3rd we have been officially accepted to participate in the auxiliar program (what we're currently doing) in the Balearic Islands next year. We had said it was our top choice and since we applied early we got it! We don't have school or city (or for that matter island) placement yet. So … Continue reading Spain Sunday: The Balearic Islands!
We missed last weeks Spain Sunday since we were in Almunecar. While we were there we saw an ancient Roman Garum Factory. What better subject could we write about this week? Garum used to be one of the biggest-deal things you've never heard of. Everyone ate it, it was the thing 2,100 years ago. Originally … Continue reading Spain Sunday: Garum
Almuñécar is spelled with both a ñ and an é. This involves typing alt + 164 and alt+0233 or copying and pasting the letter every time. Also the accents don't appear on some people's computers. Often it looks like Almu^0car. So we're going to type it without the accents. Sorry!!! International Labor Day was May 1st … Continue reading Almunecar (Almuñécar)
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. The Rain in Spain Falls Softly on the Plains then totally floods everything We didn't say anything but it rained for 6 continuous weeks. It was miserable and we're not going to … Continue reading Spring Short Stories
Long Drive The next day, we got to use the Dumb Sun Pass for the first time. That was exciting after all the suffering we endured to activate it. We decided we should drive more this since there was nothing in the area we wanted to do. There was a big cat rescue nearby but … Continue reading April Road Trip: Florida
Most people have either heard, spoken, or learned Spanish at some point in their lives. Very few Americans are exposed to the Spanish accent. In the USA, the overwhelming majority of Spanish speakers are from Mexico, Puerto Rico, or Cuba. So if you hear Spanish, it's most likely to be spoken with one of those … Continue reading Spain Sunday: Lisps and Andaluz
Avery Island Our next stop was the Tabasco Factory. Our GPS took us the strangest way- up, over, around and back down with LA-89 and US-90 W. It ended up being through neighborhoods and farms. There was almost no one on the road and half of it was shady with huge oaks covered in Spanish moss. We … Continue reading April Road Trip: Louisiana and Florida