Ronda, Spain

Back to Ronda! While we've been here a few times - read about our other exploits at this link - we love going back because Ronda is simply one of the coolest small towns to visit near Seville. I promise I won't write and haven't written about it every single time we go, but I wanted to write about this one. And it's our blog. So there! Plus, Ronda is always worth writing about as it never gets...

Recap: A Return Visit to Ronda, Spain

We were fortunate to have my sister and brother-in-law with us for a week recently, so we did our best to take them around Seville and the surrounding area. One day trip we were sure to take was to the great town of Ronda, Spain. Angela and I visited Ronda a few years ago when my parents came to visit us, and wrote about it in this blog post. Since we already covered those bases, we thought...

Andalusian Delight: A Day Trip to Ronda, Spain

Ready, set, launch! As you may know, we’re a big proponent of day trips. Being that we are slow travelers and tend to reside in places for several months at a time – all the while getting our work done – day trips afford us adventures beyond the city in which we live. They also afford us to get out and about on the weekends, when we can take all-day breathers instead of half-day breathers. ...

Olvera, Spain

On our return trip from the village of Setenil de las Bodegas, we decided to stop in the pueblo blanco of Olvera. This is yet another beautiful, hilltop village in Andalusia, and worth a stop. Read more

Zahara de la Sierra, Spain

A return to the pueblo blanco of Zahara de la Sierra, Spain! Yes, we already did a blog post about this picturesque village. That is true. Alas, we returned to Zahara with our German friends, and had a bit of a different experience that we want to share with you. Read more

Setenil de las Bodegas, Spain

There's just so much to see! Even though we've spent a great majority of our time in Seville over the last few years, we'd never made it to a nearby village called Setenil de las Bodegas. This village is unique by any standard. Built into the cliffs that hover over the Río Trejo, it's long been a place that both foreign and local tourists visit to see with their own eyes. Read more

Family Fun: Where to Eat in Seville, Spain

Fooooooooooood! As noted in our previous post about what to do in Seville, Spain, this isn't really a definitive list of where you should dine, or what you should stuff your face with when you visit this city. It's actually a rundown of where we ate when my sister and brother-in-law came to visit us earlier this year. This is not a comprehensive guide, this is not a 'you must eat here or you...

Family Fun: What to Do in Seville, Spain

If you follow us on ye olde social media, you're probably aware that my sister and brother-in-law came to town earlier this year for a visit. We naturally had a great time - as we do - and we want to share with you what we did while they were here. Why? Because we want you to see some of our recommended things to do in this fair city. This is by no means a comprehensive guide to Seville. Nor...

Pueblo Blanco: Zahara de la Sierra, Spain

After our jaunt around the glorious town of Ronda, Spain, we wanted to stop in a small village on our way back to Seville. We had several suggestions from acquaintances and the internet, but I decided to just ask a local before we left Ronda. And that local told us we should check out the pueblo blanco - white village - of Zahara de la Sierra. Read more

Language Learning: What Do You Use?

Now that we're in Mexico, it's time to up our Spanish game. Between studying, hanging out with our bilingual friends, spending plenty of time doing our daily life routines in shops, running into our neighbors, and trying to get our landlord to forget the mañana attitude and fix some things for us, we've had plenty of opportunity to get our learn on. We spent many years in Chicago - and we are...