Greetings One & All! Since our initial post, we’ve been getting a lot of encouragement, and a bunch of questions about our progress on learning Spanish. So consider this an update!
Our Christmas holiday in Scotland would not be complete without a stupendous meal to go along with all of the great memories we’ve had while in Edinburgh. We were fortunate to eat at Kyloe Restaurant & Grill, and let me tell you it was definitely memorable.
After a few years of living in Spain, both Heidi and I should be further along with our Spanish. She’s actually much better than me, and I won’t even discuss how well the kids do. It’s both frustrating and a bit humbling to have them correct me when I’m saying things wrong. So, I have taken a trip to Ronda, for a week of Spanish immersion. I know we already live in Spain, but this is different and we’re partnering with Entrelenguas to help me improve my Spanish.
We have wrapped-up our Epic 8-week Summer Road Trip, and a couple of the quirky things that came to mind were:
- The amount of driving we did;
- Our road trip playlist;
We’re on our way home, and this means that our Epic 8-week Summer Road Trip is coming to a close. We’ve chosen to end the trip on a good, no great note, and we’ll be doing a Where It’s Made type of post. Our journey takes us to Naturalmente Mediterraneo and Jennifer explains the process of making artisan soaps and other skincare products.
It’s another lovely tasting for us, this time French wines. This is not a typical large-scale winery, but a tiny new winery. It’s at Domaine des Amiel, and it is literally outside our front door and under our apartment. So Heidi and are ready to start enjoying Montblanc wine!
I’m exhausted. It’s the good kind though. Lars is also tired, and yes, it’s also the good kind. We just spent an entire day together doing something we’ve never done before, and we had an absolute blast! What did we do? We we rocked at downhill mountain biking Morzine.
As we’re traveling on our 8-week road trip throughout northern Spain, we figured that it was time to do some river activity. We’re in the lovely Asturias region of Spain in the town of Arriondas. And our activity is (drum roll)…canoeing on the Sella river. The folks at Trip4Real scheduled our trip, and put us in contact with a great local company, Frontera Verde.
We at Wagoners Abroad see our fair share of tourist things, but what we really enjoy is finding those gems that show the interesting cultural items of a city or country. This includes not only seeing, but experiencing how the locals do things. Spending a few hours in their shoes is a fantastic way to better understand people. With the help of Paula at Devour Madrid Food Tour, she was able to show us a few of the gems in her neighborhood of Huertas.