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 … More Hike: Treasure and Disappointment!
The night before we were told that our next hotel would not open until 6:30 pm, and we were only two hours away. So we resolved ourselves to kill some time. Our first stop was the Torre del Vinagre (the Tower of Vinegar). We never did learn why it has a funny name. What it … More Andalucian Road Trip: Day 5 – Ruins and Rivers
The only thing we really wanted to do in Cazorla National Park was hike a very famous trail “Rio Borosa.” Everyone’s pictures look like this: Beautiful, clear water with a winding old wooden path alongside of it. It’s not a very long path and most people just use it for the swimming holes. No matter … More Andalucian Road Trip: Day 4 – 18 Miles and 18 Waterfalls
Castillo de Baños de la Encina We had to drive on the freeway to get from outside of Cordoba to the Baños de la Encina. I took as many pictures as I could of the street signs – with the 120 km/h signs, weird merging signs and off ramp warnings. Some things are universal – … More Andalucian Road Trip: Day 3 – Baños and Battlefields
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 … More Hike: La Grana
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
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!