I wrote this with 3 days until we leave Andalucia. But it’s scheduled to post as we’re on our flight to Mallorca. As of this moment we have left Andalucia and are on our way to more, different adventures. Keep in mind that we probably won’t have a steady internet connection for the next month … More Goodbye Andalucia…
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 … More The German-Spanish Exchange
Most of our travel posts in Spain (Almeria, Tarifa, Seville) talk about how difficult it is to get from Martos to the next place. There are almost no direct buses from Martos to anywhere else. So we have to go to Jaen (minimum 45 minutes) then another minimum of 1-2 hours to our destination. Amazingly, Granada … More The Alhambra
We have found the unfortunate thing about visiting castles and palaces around the world is that you never really understand what you’re looking at. Both because of the lack of information or the inundation of information. Some castles have information but it has too many facts that outsiders couldn’t understand: “This is where King Guy the … More Spain Sunday: Alhambra History
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!
In the US, olive oil is generally a fancy oil that we pull out when we want to make Italian food or a fancy salad. If we want to fry something, we use something cheap like canola. We do this partly because olive oil is a bit expensive, and also because it has a low … More Olives!
Since Martos has only a couple hotels and they were full we stayed in an Airbnb. This is a safe way to stay with people for much less money than a hotel. Our Airbnb host, Lee, to our surprise, is British. We thought we would be living with a Spaniard, but nope. It’s incredible to … More First Day in Martos (and a surprise apartment)