Things We Liked, and Didn’t Like, about Gran Canaria

Well, it’s almost time to leave this beautiful island (we fly out on Wednesday) and move on to Belize. For those of you who aren’t familiar with our move to Gran Canaria, and why we’re leaving, you can find those posts here and here. There are always going to be pros and cons wherever we … More Things We Liked, and Didn’t Like, about Gran Canaria

Guayadeque Ravine (Barranco de Guayadeque) & The Cave Houses

A couple of weeks ago, we took a drive to Guayadeque Ravine as we’d heard about the cave houses. People actually live in caves in this area! Guayadeque is a spectacular ravine located east of Gran Canaria. It is one of the longest ravines in the Canary Islands and divides the municipalities of Ingenio and … More Guayadeque Ravine (Barranco de Guayadeque) & The Cave Houses

Aguimes Part 2

Last week we visited the town of Aguimes. As with most places in Gran Canaria, Aguimes is not only a town, but also an area. The municipality of Agüimes is divided into three perfectly defined areas: the grazing or mountain area beginning at an altitude of 300 metres above sea-level, the agricultural area situated at … More Aguimes Part 2

Registering at the Town Hall, Dia de Canaria & the Best Seafood Ever

With the help of our houseguest, who translated for us at the Town Hall, we arrived for our appointment on Friday morning and completed our registration. This is required in order to apply for our residency, but apart from letting the Government know where you are, it determines where residents can apply for things like … More Registering at the Town Hall, Dia de Canaria & the Best Seafood Ever

How the Canarians Celebrate Canaria Day or Dia de Canarias

On the 30th of May, 1983, The Canary Islands officially became an Autonomous National Region of Spain when the Government of the Canary Islands Parliament sat for the firs time. The day has been marked every since by all municipal town halls, on all the 8 islands, in each of the two provinces that make … More How the Canarians Celebrate Canaria Day or Dia de Canarias

Taking Care of Business: Residency Paperwork, Our Car Back from Repair & A Houseguest

Hello all. While our car was getting fixed (you can read about that post here), we rented a car – a lovely Peugeot 3008. This vehicle did everything but steer for us and, quite frankly, it became a bit of nag. If we changed lanes without signalling – ding ding! If we parked too close … More Taking Care of Business: Residency Paperwork, Our Car Back from Repair & A Houseguest