Walking alongside a hooded penitent wife, a father carries a sleeping child, after a Holy Week (Semana Santa) procession in Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucia, Spain. Location: Plaza del Banco.

What not to miss, to expect and to do during Easter in Spain?

So, you plan to have a unique cultural experience for your Easter in Spain (Holy Week/Semana Santa). Here's what to expect whether you are going to be in Jerez de la Fronterra or anywhere else in Spain, particularly the big towns in Andalucia this Easter week (14-21 April this year) or at some point in … Continue reading What not to miss, to expect and to do during Easter in Spain?

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What memorable family things to do with kids in Spain during the Holy Week (Semana Santa)? In Jerez de la Frontera, there are week-long processions of over 30 religious fraternities, 5-6 times a day, day and night, each taking hours, all over the city. Each procession has its "pasos" (floats) with sculptures of Jesus, Mary and scenes from the Passion of the Christ. This is a cultural and educational experience for the family, whether you are a Catholic or not, a believer or not. . . with children or not.

Easter in Spain: a unique cultural experience for the family

What memorable family things to do with kids in Spain during the Holy Week (Semana Santa)?  If you are here, you cannot miss it--the religious processions all week long. . .  everywhere!  In Andalucia such nazarenos (penitents') parades are apparently much more glamorous than in the northern parts of Spain.  In Jerez de la Frontera, … Continue reading Easter in Spain: a unique cultural experience for the family

Two young boys on a red sled coming down a slope. One is pointing outward. The other one upfront looks directly and bravely ahead, holding onto to his older brother. In the background. blue sky over the peaks of the mountain atop Hoya de la Mora, in Sierra Nevada, province of Granada in Andalucia, Spain.

Snow this far south in Europe?

With over 300 days of strong Andalusian sunshine here in southern Spain, you would not think that there would be snow. Think again! The Sierra Nevada, about a one-hour drive from the city of Granada, boasts the southernmost point of Europe where you can ski, sled and snowboard as late as early May.  You can … Continue reading Snow this far south in Europe?

family freeplay at the beach

Winter in Cadiz, Spain

Beach under the winter sun.  It is this happy houseband's favorite babysitter.  And what better place for our young boys to combine freeplay in three languages (Polish, English and Spanish) with getting some winter sun tan than here in the Costa de la Luz. In the first few days of March, we headed off to … Continue reading Winter in Cadiz, Spain

Polonia? Bologna? Bolonia✔ 6 family fun things to do in Cadiz, Spain… with children

Polonia? Bologna? Bolonia✔, Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain 6 #freeelectrons.family fun things to do with kids in… BOLONIA, NOT Bologna (Italy) ... and certainly NOT Polonia (Poland)! Not far from the better-known surfing capital of Europe of Tarifa in the coastal region of Cadiz, Spain, Bolonia is a hidden gem of a destination for both individual and family-oriented explorers. Only … Continue reading Polonia? Bologna? Bolonia✔ 6 family fun things to do in Cadiz, Spain… with children

life begins at the end of your comfort zone by Neal Donald Walsch #freeelectrons.family

Quit the job, clear out the house, move to another country and live your dreams! . . . But wait, wait! What about the kids?

We are free electrons family -- a traveling, semi-nomadic, roaming family.  And this is about our little family's search for a happier life.  So, we finally did move to Spain from the United States.  How did we do it?  We'll write all about it here. Ok, OK!  We are not exactly like the electrically charged … Continue reading Quit the job, clear out the house, move to another country and live your dreams! . . . But wait, wait! What about the kids?