Moving to another country can be daunting, there are lots of things to take care of before you go. This isn’t a comprehensive list and I may add more as I remember things but here are some of the things we did before leaving and upon arrival for living in Ronda, Spain for a year. To see more about life in Ronda, check out our … Continue reading Preparing to Move to Another Country: a Checklist
It has been a crazy few weeks! We came back to Spain, tried to extend our EU visas, failed, and I’m now writing this blog from Ireland. Here’s what happened: We arrived back in Spain on January 2 and dealt with pretty severe jet lag for a few days then hit the ground running. We knew that our Schengen Visa would run out in late … Continue reading Visas and New Adventures
What a journey! We left Amarillo at 2:20pm on Sunday, flew to DFW and were supposed to have a 2 hour layover before our 9.5 hour flight to Madrid. They discovered a problem with the plane (which we are grateful that they found it there!) and we had to switch gates several times, including 2 terminal changes, at DFW before they found a plane capable of … Continue reading We made it!! (and we love it!)
Since we will be working from home, we are able to choose the city we will live in. That’s a pretty daunting task for people who have never even been to the country before. We started by researching dialects and found that the Spanish spoken in Andalucía is the most similar to the Latin American dialects prevalent in the States. So we had narrowed it … Continue reading Choosing a corner of the world to call home
Obtaining a visa to spend more than 90 days in Spain is no small feat. We had no real idea of what would be required of us in moving to Spain and just recently started doing research. We knew that US Passport holders don’t need a visa to enter the EU but found out that they cannot stay more than 90 days in a 180 day period, … Continue reading Attempting to legally live in Spain
When Gil and I started dating, I found out that he had never seen the ocean. I, however, love to travel. So right after Gil proposed to me, he also mailed off a passport application and a few weeks later we had everything we needed to begin dreaming about our travel adventures together. On our honeymoon in Jamaica a few weeks ago, at the age of 32, Gil finally … Continue reading Sometimes you just have to go for it!