Nerja Caves 6 Wise Tips for Cuevas de Nerja

You should carve out a couple of hours to visit the Nerja Caves (Cuevas de Nerja), as well as the exterior grounds/park.  Just on the Eastern edge of Costa del Sol, bordering Costa Tropical, you will find the town of Nerja, Spain.  This is where you will find the fascinating caves of Nerja!  If you need a break from the sun, why not bond with mother nature underground style.    Nerja Caves Stalactites - so cool! Continue reading

A Roman Bridge – Exploring In Our Own Backyard

Now that we have been back in Spain for 8 months, yes I said 8 months!  I can’t believe how fast time is flying by.  Anyway, now that we have been back, I am the one in the family with the itchy feet to explore, discover and move about.  The rest of the family can give or take it at this point.  Today happens to be Leap Day, but also a school holiday for the kids.  With determination and a little of “We are all going”, we went to find the Roman Bridge in town.

Almunecar Spain Roman Bridge of Cotobro from the riverbed

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The famous Costa del Sol Spain!

Are you tired of the winter weather? Then some nice all-inclusive holidays to Spain could be just what you need. The famous Costa del Sol offers everything that you and your family need for the perfect vacation in the beautiful Spain. Are you ready to pack your bags and spend some time in one of the spectacular hotels of the Holiday Village Costa del Sol?

Estepona Spain - December 2013 Playa La Randa

Estepona Spain – December 2013 Playa La Randa

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Comparison of USA and Spain Cost Of Living (Show me the money $)

We are often asked about how much everyday things cost in Spain and how does that compare with the USA.  You know, the cost of daily life to just live and do what you want to do.  This was a question that came to us in our post – What Do You Want To Know or Have Us Show?

We have been asked, “How can you possibly live in Europe for less than the USA?”, as Western Europe has the reputation of “being expensive”.  Do you think you could live off of less and save money if you tried?  Do you think it is just too difficult or just not possible?  Anything is possible if you simplify your life!

USA and Spain Comparison

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Hasta Luego España! Our Hearts Forever Touched

Today we say Hasta Luego to our wonderful town of Almuñécar, our beautiful view from the terrace, the sounds and smell of the sea, and good friends.   As we drove up and over the hill, we looked over for our final birds-eye view of the town.  My eyes instantly welled-up and my sunglasses caught the puddles streaming down my cheeks. Never did I think that our hearts would be touched so much by our time in Spain and the people we met along the way.  After many tearful goodbyes this week, we left Almuñécar this morning. Thank goodness for the tissues we had handy in the car!

Hasta Luego España!  View on the terrace Almuñécar Spain

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Something Smells Fishy, Grilled Sardines in Almunecar Spain

Of course seafood is in abundance when living along the Mediterranean Sea.  Each summer little Barbacoa (Barbecue) stands pop up along the beach and many of the “summer only” restaurants light up their barbacoa too.  Last summer, Lars kept asking if he could try the sardines, that were just about every 100 yards along the beach.  Because they were plentiful, I kept telling him we would do it later.  Well in mid-September, we finally went to the beach so Lars could sample the ever so popular Grilled Sardines on a skewer.

Barbacoa Grilled Sardines Almuencar Spain (1)

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Seek Out This Ice Cream Shop In Almunecar Spain

I am seaside, it’s rather warm outside, bordering on hot, and yet I am being refreshed.  It is at this moment that I recognize that a great injustice has been done.  There is no Nobel Prize for cooking, and by extension, the person who invented ice cream missed out on the accolades and recognition deserving of such a huge discovery.  Therefore, it is with great reverence that I advise you to seek out this ice cream shop, as we think it’s the best in Almuñécar!

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Leaving Spain and It’s Hitting Home

As the clock stands after 22 months in Spain, we have 9 days left in the country, and this has been a bit of a rough week for the kids.  Two weeks ago, it was all about the end of the school year, and both were counting down the days until the last day of class.  This week, however, it has dawned on them that they were not going to be seeing their friends.  We were leaving Spain!

San Cristobal Beach Almunecar - Last Day of School

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