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!
Hi Guys!! It’s time for Christmas in Edinburgh!
For the holidays of 2016 we spent Christmas in Edinburgh with my Grandma! I had such a nice time. My favorite thing that we did was the Christmas Market rides on Princes Street and the street of lights. I love things like that. We also went on a ghost tour, had fun at Edinburgh Castle and played at Camera Obscura. Everything we did was full of fun, even though it was cold outside. We even had fun on the Scotch Whisky Experience.
The new year has begun and with that, we have set some personal goals and we have a fairly clear path to Pueblo Español. As we confessed earlier, Alan and I need to step it up a notch when it comes to speaking Spanish. We shared all of our rational and excuses as to why we aren’t better Spanish speakers, but it needs to stop! We have an opportunity to work with Pueblo Español this year and we don’t want to mess that up! Just a reminder, we need to be at least intermediate level with our Spanish, in order to attend Pueblo Español.
We are all aware that Barcelona is a beautiful city with marvelous architecture with sublime weather, that is why if you want to enjoy the view you need to stay above ground. You can go for a walk, but why not see Barcelona by bike? Explore Las Ramblas, the Ciutadella Park and what better than to cycle down the Barceloneta? I bet this would help create some unforgettable experiences.
We had a wonderful family Christmas in Edinburgh with Grandma Linda. It was an amazing week and we want to share what we feel are the top 15 things to do in Edinburgh with teens! Alright, you caught me, Anya is only 12, but she is just as teen as they come. Many of these activities are specific to the Christmas season, but there are also plenty which are available year-round.
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.
Just as years past, 2016 has been full of fun, adventure, and work for the Wagoner Family. We thought we would take a little trip down memory lane with you and share yet another epic year abroad. Every single day we are so happy with our decision to become self-made expats. We took control of our lives and stopped waiting for something to happen or someone to give us a break. We created and designed our own family travel lifestyle over 4 years ago and we plan to keep it going!
Living in southern Spain we do get a feel for Christmas and the holidays, but this year we decided to head to Scotland for the holidays. We wanted an authentic Edinburgh Christmas with all of the markets, music, activities, food, & lights. Of course along with that, we were also expecting chilly and rainy weather, but we also had a bit of a surprise!
Well another year has passed and we are still living in Spain! That is exciting for us, as we never dreamed we would be able to keep it going. We just wanted to provide you with a quick little update with no frills attached!