In our post about the government we mentioned that it was our last time ever applying for a visa in Spain. This comes after a very long summer of discussion, research and tough decisions. Part of the reason we were so quiet over the summer was because we spent probably 500+ hours researching graduate degrees, … More What’s next?
Buckle up for the pinnacle of Immigration Office Stories. First there was TIE Card Hell where we couldn’t get started because there weren’t enough employees; couldn’t collect the card because the bus was on strike; and one of the cards wasn’t filled out correctly so we had to fight for a new one. Then there … More True and Actual TIE Card Renewal Hell
We’ve known there was a Durango Spain for quite a while, but we never thought we would visit it. It’s pretty far from everything, and it didn’t look like there was that much to really see there. This whole trip was mostly to eat pintxos and to see Dragon Stone. But being this close, of course … More Durango
To celebrate the end of school and our wedding anniversary and just because we can: we flew up to Basque Country for 11 days. After our Ireland trip we learned we hate big cities so we worked for a while to make sure we could see smaller cities and just do things we want to … More Bakio and San Juan de Gaztelugatxeko
I consider hand turkeys to be the one thing I can 100% say is American. People always say oh hamburgers or pizza but those are German and Italian. The saying goes “more American than apple pie” but apple pie actually comes from England. Baseball? Sure we did invent that one but it’s only America’s third … More Thanksgiving
Welcome to probably the most exclusive food you’ve never heard of: Sospiros. All of my students know what they are, and they recommend them to me at every turn, but I get the impression that none of them have eaten them within the last two years. They are only popular with older people, and only … More Mallorca Monday: Sospiros de Manacor
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!
This information is mostly pertinent to anyone in the Auxiliaries de Conversación program or anyone moving to teach/study in Spain for at least 6 months. Assuming you’ve at least started applying for your visa you’re ready to start preparing to move to Spain. What are your first steps? (Use the links to skip directly to where you … More Move to Spain 1: Arranging Your Move
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