Almuñécar Spain is a beautiful place to live, even during the Coronavirus lockdown. Spain has had some of the most stringent lockdown rules around and we’ve been sticking to them for the past couple of months, knowing it will continue. Recently we’ve been granted permission to get out and exercise once a day with rules too. I thought I’d take some photos of my recent walks and show you a bit of what I see 1 km from home.
As you know we are Preparing To Move – Spain To Southeast Asia. We will be leaving Spain in just a few weeks and exploring around the Netherlands, Belgium and Champagne France for a while. Then off to Sweden for a couple of days, to catch our flight to Bangkok.
A little while ago 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. This question came from Micki on “I’d love to know what you’ll miss most about your time in Spain?”
Almuñécar has a beautiful paseo along the beach and we especially love the one near our home along Playa San Cristobal. The kids and I were out for a walk and a swim the other day and noticed something just beside the paseo in the sand. It was big, scary and an interesting sight for Almuñécar. It was a big crocodile.
I just love Friday’s around our town of Almuñécar. It was dark when I awoke this morning, about 7:30am, and I went upstairs to check email and begin my day. Just out our picture window/ sliding glass doors, is our awesome view of San Cristóbal Beach. An added bonus every morning is our view of a spectacular sunrise. Today was no exception,as nature was there to paint a perfectly colorful picture for me once again.
Spain really goes all out when it comes to celebrating Semana Santa (Holy Week), as many of the citizens of Spain are Catholic. This is especially true in the Autonomous Community of Andalucia (Southern part of Spain). Seville is best known for their elaborate Semana Santa events, with Malaga being second in the rankings. We decided to stay in our small town of Almuñecar and enjoy what it had to offer.
One day when I first visited Spain, I saw this Flamenco dancer in the Town Hall square. I watched her dance and knew I wanted to do Flamenco. Then later when we moved to Spain, we searched and searched for a class with kids my age. There were lots for little kids, like 3 – 5 years old. A few months later I found the perfect class for me, it was for 5-8 year olds. Flamenco dancing started in Andalucia Spain, that is where we live.
A few days ago we returned from a wonderful trip to Paris. Now what should we do for New Years Eve? I did a little research on-line and read that the town of Almuñécar hosts a party in the main town square, just in front of the Town Hall. Our research also included a little asking around and found out about the Spanish traditions on New Years Eve. Continue reading