Jerez de la Frontera

Jerez de la Frontera or Jerez is known for its flamenco, horses and sherry but this wonderful town of Spain has much more to offer. There are castles and magnificent churches and where we were introduced to the “Secret language of the Spanish fan”. 

Spanish Hospitality

In a previous blog, Celebrating Sherry in Jerez, we mentioned we met a wonderful couple, Lola and Pepe, one evening at a sherry and food pairing event. So began a few weeks of the four of us enjoying wonderful adventures together.

Cádiz, Spain

We have spent 3 weeks exploring Jerez de la Frontera and felt it was time to spread our wings. The city of Cádiz, home port to the Spanish Armada (navy), beckoned and is just a short 30-minute train ride south.

Celebrating Sherry in Jerez

If you plan to visit the lovely city of Jerez, you may want to be here during the Fiestas de la Vendimia de Jerez, the Sherry Festival. When planning our travels months ago we read about this festival and, as we didn’t know that much about sherry or this region of Spain, we had to…

Touring Andalusia

In August we celebrated our 6th month of full time travel, so we planned to relax and enjoy the beach life. However, by the third week we were itching for a new adventure. A perfect time for our first road trip.

Adiós, Málaga

It’s time to pack our bags and journey on to our next destination.  As we say adiós to Málaga our memories will be of the fantastic views of the Alborán Sea (a subdivision of the greater Mediterranean Sea) from our apartment.

Málaga, City of Museums

Málaga is often referred to as the City of Museums, so it wouldn’t be right to visit Málaga without visiting museums. We may not have visited all of the them but we gave it a good try. Here are some that we enjoyed.

Summer Feria de Málaga

All this traveling and sightseeing has been exhausting. We needed a vacation. But where do you go in August, in Spain, that is relaxing, tranquil and has amazing sea views? Well, everyone else was going to Málaga so we thought we would too.

Gracias Granada

Our 200 year old apartment was midway up a steep hill in the Albaicín area, Granada’s oldest Arab district and we were lucky to face the impressive Alhambra on the hill opposite. The Albaicín is made up of narrow single-file alleyways, pretty fountains in nearly every square and, of course, sensational Alhambra views.

Cordoba, Spain

While enjoying a wonderful lunch and refreshing iced tea in an Arabian teteria (tea house) in Granada we met and had a great conversation with a couple vacationing from Austria. One of their recommendations to us was to visit the city of Córdoba, Spain.