When planning our move abroad, to live in Spain, we researched many travel credit cards and felt that the Chase Sapphire Preferred was the best fit for us and our planned lifestyle, with no foreign transaction fees!
So many people ask us about the kids education in Spain and it is never easy to answer. You see we can’t speak for all of the schools in Spain, we can only share with you our experience. We are certain that everyone has different experiences depending on location, type of school and the biggest variable, the students attending.
Venice Italy holds a special place in our hearts. The first few years Alan and I were married, we lived in London and that was nearly 17 years ago. During our time living in the UK, we made a point to venture off and explore every chance we could. Continue reading
Welcome back to Wagoners Abroad Adults learning Subjunctive Spanish! Heidi and I have been off learning about a new “mode” that is used when speaking Spanish. It was a 3-day workshop, and the TL;DR is that we had a good time, and learned a lot.
Heading in to this adventure, while seemingly confident on the surface, underneath I was a little worried. Worried about how the family would acclimate to Thailand, the food, weather and culture.
I have noticed that many things we use and or purchase in Spain just don’t last as long; it could be that we are buying on the cheap or the quality just isn’t the same.
Take shoes for example, we have to buy Lars and Anya shoes every 2-3 months. Now this isn’t because their feet are growing so fast. No, it’s because they wear through their shoes like there is no tomorrow. I am talking holes in the toes or on the sole of their shoe. I am not sure if it is the quality of the shoe that is the problem, or are the kids just far more active than they were in the US? Perhaps it is a combo of both, but this trend of things wearing out spans to other areas for us as well, like our Spanish appliances.
I am just loving our Spring weather, as it gets me out walking the town a bit more. This morning I was walking Anya to school and we didn’t even need a jacket. I bet you are wondering why Lars wasn’t with us. Well, he is at that age now, nearly 12. That means he would rather die, than be caught with his mom walking him to school. In fact, when Anya and I announced we were walking this morning, he said “NO!” We finally compromised and said we would give a 5 minute spacing between our departures, so there is no way we would catch up to each other. Ugh!
Can you believe we have been expats in Spain for 18 months?! It is absolutely amazing how fast the time has flown by. We are in “just normal life” here and for us Almuñécar has been the best place to live in Spain. No matter where we travel, upon return, our choice is validated with that comfortable feeling of home.