Well it is official, we received our notification of approval and paid our fees. Fingerprints and passport photos have been taken, so in a few weeks we will have our new Spanish Resident Cards, valid for another two years! Will we stay that long? Who knows, but we can if we want to. Woo Hooo!
So let me catch you up on what’s going on with us recently. We will also detail the entire process for the Spanish Resident Card Renewal. I know you are excited!
I don’t know why, but it seems for the past few weeks many of you want to know more about renting a car in Spain. I find it odd, as the high tourist season is over, but we are happy to respond and do our best to answer your questions. Of course each person asks a slightly different question, but all relating to a rental car in Spain. Of course when things like this happen, what do we do? We compile all of our info into a post and share it on the blog, this way we have an easy link to point people to in the future.
If you are a family that loves to travel, but doesn’t really like the “planning” part of the trip, this is for you. We have done our fair share of trip planning and we know how stressful it can be. When you are limited on time, it can be difficult to organize, prioritize and fit it all in. We were recently introduced to the concept of Travelove and immediately liked it. The concept of having a family friendly trip custom designed for you, was very appealing. We’ve decided to partner with them and that is why we can offer you 20% off any Travelove Trip! Read on to learn more about it.
When we started on our journey in August of 2012, we had a plan. That plan was to be away for 18 months or so, and then return to the USA and return to a traditional life. We moved to Spain, went through a couple of honeymoon months. Then into a period of trying to figure out our rhythm and routine in our simplified lifestyle. We cleansed ourselves from all of the material things we collected in our traditional American lifestyle. We were now in new territory and trying to find the path for our family.
When planning to move abroad the vast number of things to do can be a bit daunting. We have now made several moves, and with each one we have learned new lessons. It doesn’t matter where you are moving from, or where you are moving to, since many times you need to go through the same motions. The core of the moving checklist remains the same, with a few subtle differences regarding the location. We’d love to share with you some lessons we have learned along the way, after moving countries and homes more than times than we care to count.
As I sit here writing in Cambodia, a million thoughts are swirling through my mind. Notice I didn’t say “flowing”. Nope they aren’t even running through my head. They are actually swishing back and forth, churning and swirling around like a washing machine. Of course it isn’t just with me, it’s the same for Alan as well. So what is going on in our minds? We are trying to figure out what is next for Wagoners Abroad?
We asked you What Do You Want To Know or Have Us Show? And you had no trouble letting us know what was on your mind. Some of you were a little more shy and decided to email us rather than ask on the blog. That works for us, so thank you so much for taking the time to ask and please do continue to send us your questions. We will do our best to answer them quickly. Continue reading →
As much as we love Almuñécar, and Spain, there are times when it can be frustrating trying to figure out how to get things done. There’s the obvious Spanish language issue where we’re not fluent, but we’ve adapted pretty well on handling it. The real problem is when the government or companies put up a lot of roadblocks. Case in point…trying to Cancel Vodafone in Spain.Continue reading →