Quesos Sierra Sur We only had to drive about 57 minutes from Jaen to get to our first stop – a cheese factory. We had to make a choice between a bodega, a Roman cistern or a cheese factory. With siesta we could only choose one and we chose the cheese place because we have … More Andalucian Road Trip: Day 1 – Cheese and Castles
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
Last spring we made a little compilation of things we did or saw that didn’t warrant their own blog posts. We’ve been busy since school got out and it feels strange to write so many small, different posts. We’ll summarize what we’ve been up to. School ended Our contracts ended almost a month before school officially ended … More Summer Short Stories
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
We’ve talked before about how miserable Jaen is for us. The city of Jaen (spelled properly with an accent: Jaén) is where we have to go to get government work done. Last time we called it hell and a lesson in bureaucracy – as we had to go 5 times to do something that should’ve only taken us … More Renewal Hell: Bureaucracy Lessons 2
I want to start by saying that I am not an expert in making kimchi. If you know us, you know that we lived in South Korea for three years. Back when we ate lunch at our schools, we were guaranteed to have at least one Korean meal a day, and during this time I … More Making Kimchi in Rural Spain
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!