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.

Holy Week and Easter in Spain: a Unique Cultural Experience for the Family

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 or at some point in the future.Β  It's one … Continue reading Holy Week and Easter in Spain: a Unique Cultural Experience for the Family

Where to See Flamenco in Jerez during Easter Holy Week (Semana Santa) for FREE?

You came here for flamenco, didn't you? And it just happens to be the Easter/Passion/Holy Week in this little town of flamenco, sherry, fighting bulls and dancing horses. Not to worry. The city has evolved and there are FREE flamenco shows here this Easter Passion week. The oldest continuously run "Tabanco" in Jerez de la … Continue reading Where to See Flamenco in Jerez during Easter Holy Week (Semana Santa) for FREE?

A procession during Holy Week (Semana Santa) along Calle Pozuelo, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Penitents await the chanting of Saeta--a unique form of religious song about β€œthe suffering, death, and majesty of Jesus Christ, and of the grief of the Virgin Mary”-D.E. Pohren. This is one of the primitive songs that made its way into Flamenco.

Easter in Spain: Where to See Saeta in Jerez de la Frontera?

If you are planning to spend the Holy Week in Spain (Semana Santa), you may be able to witness a unique form of flamenco called Saeta, exclusively sang during this time especially in Andalucia (southern Spain).Β  Saetas are religious songs in the form of chants worshiping the decorated figurines of Jesus and Mary at seemingly … Continue reading Easter in Spain: Where to See Saeta in Jerez de la Frontera?

Day 36 Road Trip with Kids: To Home, Jerez de la Frontera in Pictures

After 36 days of family camping with kids from Spain to Poland and back, with a month break in Poland in between, we're finally home in beautiful and sunnysideup Andalucia! It took us over 4,116 kilometers, 56 driving hours and over 20 days on the road in a roundabout kind of return trip to avoid … Continue reading Day 36 Road Trip with Kids: To Home, Jerez de la Frontera in Pictures

Spain 😷 Kids First Time Outside After 6 weeks of Strict Coronavirus Lockdown πŸ€— Family-Friendly Video

"We're FREEEEEEEE!", my kids cried out with glee!  After six weeks or 43 days of strict coronavirus lockdown here in Spain, it's the children's first time outside to play. That's 23 hours in the house and one outside, and maybe only for good behavior, I'd like to add. Here's a short video of what our … Continue reading Spain 😷 Kids First Time Outside After 6 weeks of Strict Coronavirus Lockdown πŸ€— Family-Friendly Video

A procession of piety during Holy Week (Semana Santa) along Calle Larga, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.

Easter Holy Week Processions in Spain, This Year of Corona Virus?

Today marks the beginning of Easter. And you've guessed it! There are NO Semana Santa (Holy Week) celebrations this year in Spain (or anywhere else for that matter). Although mortality rates have fallen (thank God, Allah, Gaia and the Big Happy Buddha!), we are still on coronavirus lockdown. Since all is quiet on our west … Continue reading Easter Holy Week Processions in Spain, This Year of Corona Virus?

Kids Play Rooftop Paper Football ⚽ Corona Virus Lockdown Spain πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ Family Video

So what do you do when your kids want to play football and you can't go out? (You know, corona virus lockdown?) You can't play it inside either because you've got a tiny apartment. Besides the neighbors would love all that banging around the walls and echoing through our Andalusian halls. Well, we don't even … Continue reading Kids Play Rooftop Paper Football ⚽ Corona Virus Lockdown Spain πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ Family Video

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Corona Virus Springs (us) into Action and Gives (us) Time

It's the first day of Spring and it looks like the enigmatic Corona virus has sprung us all into action. . . into slowing down enough to let us do things for ourselves, our loved ones and our family. Three years ago today, we landed in Lisbon, Portugal for the start of a family gap … Continue reading Corona Virus Springs (us) into Action and Gives (us) Time

Make Music with Your Kids. Shake the Corona Virus Lockdown Blues Away

Day 3 of corona virus lockdown here in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. It's Monday and the first day out of school. There's plenty of things to do with kids at home during coronavirus self-quarantine that doesn't involve the zombifying internet or TV. What we found most entertaining, that you can do with your kids … Continue reading Make Music with Your Kids. Shake the Corona Virus Lockdown Blues Away

We Had No Idea How to Make a Short Film for a School Project in 5 days. . . But We Did it!

So, it looks like most of us are on lockdown. Thanks to this mysterious coronavirus! At least I get some time to do some of the many things that I wanted to finish, like sharing with you this short "film" or corto in Spanish (at the bottom of this post) that Ania and I, and … Continue reading We Had No Idea How to Make a Short Film for a School Project in 5 days. . . But We Did it!