Our San Fulgencio Family

The kids have been attending CEIP San Fulgencio, one of the the local Spanish public schools here in Albacete, and it has really become a little hub of our community.  Both kids have made amazing friends, and the daily bike ride has been something we all look forward to. Advertisements

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Verano en la Playa

Its summer in Spain.  The town feels abandoned. Shops are closed.  Windows are covered.  Spaniards are hunkered down most of the day waiting for the cool of night. Well, the Spaniards left in town.  Most of them are at the beach.  So, we go too!  

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3 Highlights on the plains of La Mancha

  So many things in central Spain go unnoticed; nothing more so than the small sleepy towns and their tourist sights.  I can’t blame tourists from outside Spain for blitzing through Castilla-La Mancha.  I mean, there are cathedrals to see, museums to explores, tapas to be had, and beaches to worship the sun from.  I suppose […]

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Cuenca

I’ve been meaning to get this blog entry uploaded, but have gotten busy with our spring weekends that I didn’t get around to it.  So,  while Bryan was away recently, the kids and I planned a trip to a pretty town perched on a cliff called Cuenca.  It’s like a big version of the nearby […]

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Mini break time

  The kids and I took a super fun trip down to our favorite beach town: Moraira.  It’s cute and small which is rare along the coast near us.  Massive resort towns are the norm, so we love little Moraira and the fact that it’s a bit less Spain and a bit more England. Unlike […]

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Pedaling the Land of Cervantes

“I see Don Quijote!” My kiddo yells.   It’s yet another statue of the famous lanky knight here on the plains of La Mancha, where traditional windmills called molinos still stand on dusty hilltops waiting to be conquered, where rivers roll down canyons past lazy cliff top villages, and where most tourists speed past. I’m standing […]

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Biking along the Ruta Don Quixote

The past weekend found us fighting the wind along a scenic stretch of the spiderweb of trails that make up the multi-use Ruta de Don Quijote.  This trail system is designed for walkers, horseback riding, and bikers like us.  It is well marked throughout the Spanish state of Castilla-La Mancha, though internet information is hard to […]

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Rembrandt and Ryan 

The kids and I drove up to Madrid this morning… deep into the heart of Madrid and the famous Museo de Prado. Parking in a nearby underground lot was surprisingly cheap and there was no line at 2pm when we arrived!  I had read many a travel guide that said to expect huge queues, but […]

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Teaching the history of thanksgiving to Spaniards. 

Welp, the public school asked the Americanos to participate or present in some way at the Thanksgiving fiesta.  Being a bilingual school,  they attempt to also include cultural events in the English-Spanish curriculum.  Mostly, it seems British focused (as in Anglo day) but they were exited for turkey crafts and pilgrim hats and Indian feathers […]

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