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We managed to get packed without too much trouble. We hadn’t accumulated too much – just a few clothes to suit the hotter climate. Our previous houseguest and friend agreed to move into our apartment and take care of our stray mom cat and her four kittens, which was a huge relief for me. He’ll … More Next Stop – Belize!
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
Well, it’s been quite the roller coaster ride these past few weeks ending in not-so-nice news. But first … While we were looking for another apartment to move to, we stumbled across this little pub, called The Crazy Horse Bar, in a cul de sac at the top of a hill. Fascinated, we went in … More New Friends, a New Beach & a Disappointment
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
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
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
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
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
Hello lovely readers. Last Friday we decided to take a trip to Aguimes. I’d heard it was a pretty town and I wanted to see for myself, so we headed out at around lunchtime. Our goal was to head to the historic quarter to the Parish Temple of San Sebastian, a stone building with a … More The Quaint Town of Aguimes – Part 1