In Jerez, even Death needs to wait. Happy Halloween! Death waits to cross and marches on, in the streets of Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain. https://youtu.be/cxQTczRRzHM Happy Halloween! Death in the streets of Barrio Santiago, Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain. En Jerez, incluso la muerte necesita esperar. ¡Feliz Halloween! La Muerte espera para … Continue reading Happy Halloween! March of Death in Jerez
Mama's at work and Tata is always home... what do we do? 😊 Our spontaneous jamming for the first time to this all-time children's favorite song, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"., originally by the Tokens. It's fun! As full-time father I have to plan after-school activities for Karol and Kaj. I cut off TV after the one-hour limit … Continue reading The Lion Sleeps Tonight (children JAM session) 😊
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
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?
If you are planning to visit southern Spain during the Holy Week (Semana Santa), you may be able to chance upon a unique form of flamenco called Saetas, exclusively sang during this time. These are religious songs in the form of chants worshiping the decorated figurines of Jesus and Mary at seemingly endless processions during … Continue reading Easter in Spain: where to see Saeta in Jerez de la Frontera?
Spring has sprung! Happy Death of Winter... for now. And in the words of our brothers and sisters elsewhere, "Navruz Muborak"! Two years ago today we all woke up in Lisbon. Did you know that today is also World Down Syndrome Day? What's the connection? I'll sort of get to that below. White flowers of … Continue reading Happy Spring. World Down Syndrome Day 2019
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