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
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
Hello all. Well, it’s been a week, I tell ya. Our car started losing power and then righting itself and then losing power again and so on. As it’s still under warranty, we contacted the car dealership to get it fixed. We were told to bring it in on Tuesday – a week from when … More The Downside of Island Life & The (surprising) Upside
Hello everybody. Things got quite interesting here last week. With summer approaching, a growing number of tourists are flocking to the Canaries and our apartment complex is home to quite a few vacation rentals. On Monday morning, I opened the door to my terrace at around 7:00 am, coffee and laptop in hand. Half of … More Our (temporary) Naked German Neighbour, Getting our NIE Number and Cats, Cats, Everywhere!
We picked up our ‘company’ van on the 22nd. It needed a service, so we booked it into the mechanic for the 27th. In the meantime, I managed to break the rear window whilst trying to turn around in one of the many tiny spaces in our apartment complex. Like many of the buildings in … More A Trip to the Hospital, Another (Small) Accident), Lovely San Agustin & an Anniversary
Pico de las Nieves is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.942m (6,371ft) above the sea level, located in the island of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. It’s the highest peak of the island. The name means ‘peak of snows’ in Spanish and refers to the fact that several pools (neveras in Spanish) … More High Above the Clouds – Pico de las Nieves & a Farmer’s Market
It’s been just over 3 weeks since we arrived In Gran Canaria and we love it here. But, as with any new country, there are some differences. The windows open inwards This actually makes sense because, anybody walking past on the outside, won’t hurt themselves by walking into an open window. 90% of the houses … More Life So Far and a Small Accident!
We finally got the house empty after many trips to the donation centre and the dump. On the last night, we were eating off a tiny side table and sleeping with just our mattress on the floor! All packed up and ready to go. It’s hard to believe that our whole life now fits into … More We’re Here!