As we adjust back to life in our home country of New Zealand after our year-long adventure, a couple of people have asked me how or if our expectations were met? I asked Chris this and we had a very interesting discussion about expectations and how each of us had quite different views on what … More Expectations and reality
Over the past few months as we have toured and lived in Spain, from time to time things happen or we observe things that make us shake our heads in wonder. Here are just some of the things that we laugh, shrug our shoulders or shake our heads over: Car parking: It seems that you … More Why? Spain!
These last few months have gone way too quickly and now we are on our way north for our final fling in Spain. Before this past year, our only experiences of Spain were brief visits to the Costa Brava and Barcelona, but these gave us enough of a taste to want to explore more of … More Saying Goodbye to Spain
Another road trip beckoned with a week-long gap before our next housesit. This would be our final trip of the year and, with winter approaching, we decided to explore some of the small towns and villages of Murcia, Castille-La Mancha and Jaen provinces. We had just finished a short four-day house sit in Freila, another … More We’ll be going round the mountain(s)
It was my birthday, and we were travelling back towards Sotogrande for a return sit with our friends Toots and Tiger Lily and their furry feline companions. Sad as it was to farewell the lovely Lucy and her parents Jim and Janette in the cave house, we were happy to return to another beautiful location … More Last gasp in the South of Spain
In early November, we headed inland to our next house sit, looking after an elderly dog in a cave house. Having experienced the cool relief of a cave house in the heat of summer, we were interested to see how they performed in early winter. Driving east across the plains from Granada, we detoured to Gorafe where … More Cave living and prehistoric Spain
The Caminito del Rey (not to be confused with the Camino de Compostela) came to our attention when housesitting in Alhaurin de la Torre. Our hosts mentioned that there was a lovely drive to the lakes in the mountains and upon googling it, I discovered pictures of this amazing walk. Because of its popularity, we … More The scariest walk in the world?