Spain

I’m Leaving Spain on a Jet Plane

March 28, 2020 We were prepared to weather the storm in our great Airbnb apartment in Segovia, Spain. However, the Spanish Government had other plans for their visitors as of March 19. They set a restrictive rule that all hotels and accommodations for tourism are closing in 7 days. Since we were not in our […]

Touring the Alhambra and Generalife in Granada, Spain

March 3, 2020 The Alhambra and tapas are the two main reasons you visit Granada. However, this small town packs a punch of great things to see and so much to do outside. The sunsets are amazing and great views about anywhere your feet will take you. The Alhambra has a very long history and […]

Tapas, Granada Style

February 27, 2020 Free food! Eat here! We had read that Granada was a foodie place to eat and be prepared for free food. If you give away free food, then why would your customers want or need to buy anything off the menus? Well, we went to Granada and we got free food in […]

Granada, A Town Conquered for Royalty

February 27, 2020 Granada is in the southern region of Spain at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains and at the confluence of four rivers. It is one hour from the coast and you can surf in the morning and ski in afternoon on the same day. The region has been inhabituated since around […]

Celebrating Carnival in Málaga, Spain

February 20 – 27, 2020 According to historians, this city is approximately 2,800 years old, one of the oldest cities in Spain, and one of the oldest and longest inhabited cities in the world. It also supported two mighty fortresses – The Alcazaba and the Castillo de Gibralfaro. Looks Can Be Deceiving When we walked […]

Under a Rock in Setenil, Spain

February 19, 2020 When we were visiting Ronda, several locals told us to visit Setenil de las Bodegas. They all said it was a city under the rocks and was quite unique. So we found out where it was and missed the bus. Instead of waiting for 1.5 hours for the next one, we hailed […]

Locked Down in Spain

March, 2020 Since our retirement in 2016, we have been spending a majority of our time traveling the world. Life offers you no guarantees in length. So while able, we will continue to forge ahead at full steam. Our original plans for 2020 were The American Samoa Islands, New Zealand, Australia and Tasmania. Once we […]

Ronda – A City That Sits on the Edge

February 17 – 20, 2020 We knew that Ronda wasn’t a very big town and we only planned to spend a few days here. The more we explored, the more we liked this area of Spain. Many people only do a day trip here and I’m so happy we gave it more time. Ronda packs […]

Two Palaces of Sevilla – The Alcazar and The Casa de Pilatos

February 14, 2020 The Royal Alcazar The Alcazar is the most popular attraction to see in Seville. This royal palace was built for the Christian king Peter of Castile and it boasts design elements of the Gothic, Renaissance, Romanesque and Arabic influences. This was once the site of a Muslim fortress until it was destroyed […]

Our First Foray in Seville, Spain

February 13- 17, 2020 We landed at Sevilla airport, jumped on the bus to Estación de autobús grabbed our stored luggage, then off we walked to our new residence for the week. Although it feels like a large city, it was quite easy to navigate the old town on foot. But there are not too […]