The guy who checked us out of our hostal was named a cool Russian guy named Ivan, and he almost made Dublin worth visiting when he dropped this pun on us, “Ivan you to have a nice trip”. Justin’s Inn in Dublin should give Ivan and the HR person who hired Ivan a raise. We … More Ireland Trip Part 6: Going Home
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 last serious hike we took was up El Pico and it ended up being one of the most grueling hikes we had ever taken. And this hike was a close second. It was late August, and the average temperature was 94F (35C). If we get a heat wave (which we did), the temperature goes … More Hike: Abandoned City and Castle
We’ve been hiking a lot this simmer, and recently went to three really cool Medieval things. We thought it would be best to combine them into a single post, so here it is! Puente Medieval – The Medieval Bridge This bridge was built by the Knights of Calatrava, to connect Martos with a neighboring village. … More Hikes: Three Medieval Martos Things
We’ve made a goal to spend our summer exercising, studying Spanish, and adventuring around our area. Part of this list involves hiking every Friday. It’s about 93 degrees every afternoon. So on Hike-Fridays, we get up at 5 in the morning to get a head start. The sun rises at 6:55ish, so by the time … More Hike: El Pico
While doing research on the many things to see and explore in our area, I stumbled upon this blog talking about some fancy ruin out in the middle of nowhere. They seemed easy to get to, so without further deliberation we set off to see what we could find. The ruin we hiked to this time … More Hike: El Cortijo del Alamillo
Continuing in our quest to explore the heck out of our area, we set off south towards some ruins. Not particularly old ruins, but still ruins. The surrounding country side is littered with ruins. There are grand plantation-style homes, olive oil factories, homesteads, stables, and farms all lost in the “sea of olives”. We don’t … More Hike: Los Baños de Agua Hedionda