We arrived much later than initially planned so we knew that we would only have very limited time to explore the family-friendly must-see places in Freiburg. We managed to squeeze in some kid-approved agenda the following day which basically meant . . a go-slow walk around the city center, city park and playground, and an … Continue reading What to Do in Freiburg, Germany with Kids?… Visiting My old Haunts.
"How can you stay here [in Spain] for this long?," Chris, a fellow American, asked during a break in our flamenco guitar session. I was teaching him some Bulerias--that fiery style of flamenco with an infectious groove that was born of the gypsies here in Jerez. U.S. citizens can stay here (or in a lot … Continue reading How to stay in Spain for a year-without-work (for non-EU citizens)
Where's a cheap place to stay in Freiburg, land of the Deutsch. . . (and pretty much in many places). . . with or without your family? Try camping! Here's a quick review of campsite "Camping Hirzberg" in Freiburg, Germany. We stayed there for an over-nighter in late August 2019, on the 27th day of … Continue reading Quick Review: Convenient Camping Hirzberg in Freiburg, Germany
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
"Noviembre es el mes de los muertos en España," my Spanish teacher writes. . . And the day of the dead: "Happy Halloween" has crept into this little-big village of ours, Jerez de la Frontera. It doesn't happen everywhere in the city. But it's there nonetheless. So don't be shocked if you see children (and … Continue reading November Month of the Dead in Jerez; Here’s what to do with kids for Halloween Festivities and Beyond
The best time to see FREE and authentic flamenco performance in Jerez de la Frontera (Cadiz), for me, is in the fall. Why? Simply, it's not as hot as in the summer and not as heavily populated by flamenco-tourists as other times, as I wrote in What to Do and Where to See FREE Flamenco … Continue reading Jerez in November: What To Do and Where to See FREE Flamenco Shows
One of the many benefits of moving your family to another country on your own dime (you know, when your work is not paying for it?) is that you get to downsize, declutter, donate, and sell as much as you can to make a little cash for a family fun gap year abroad... with kids. … Continue reading OPERATION SPEED-CLEANING: Downsizing to Make Money for a Family Gap Year Abroad