Hospederia Horno Grande
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Christmas in Spain!
My mom and brother flew over to visit me for the Christmas
holiday, and we took a little road trip around Andalusia. They arrived a few
days before I was off work so they got to spend some time in Priego. I arranged
for my family to stay in a very cute (the main requirement for my mom) bed and
breakfast in the Villa, the historic part of town with cobbled streets and
whitewashed buildings. The bed and breakfast is famous for ...
... candles and other grave trimmings, so I decided I'd go have a look for myself. As you'll see in my pictures, the grave decorating is over-the-top. It was so beautiful-- and appropriately spooky-- walking through huge walls of flowers on that cloudy Friday, crows cawing, wind rustling through the trees. Really a very lovely tradition, and it's a shame we don't really make much out of All Souls in the US.
We capped off our graveyard tour with wine ...
... 8217;t ask for a more pleasant commute to work. It’s just a five-minute walk from our apartment in the center of town and the entire way there I am facing beautiful mountainous scenery. The commute home is another story – the steepest hill known to man. Okay, that was a bit of an exaggeration, but let’s just say my calves are going to be out of this world by the time the year’s over.
I arrived at school my first day, pressed ...
... 8th grade students during my first day of teaching. Right after the English teacher got everyone to settle down, the little booger yelled from the back row in his thick Spanish accent, "SHE. IS. BEOOTIFUL." I'm definitely giving him an A+ for class participation. Introducing myself to my classes was a royal treat. Each time I mentioned that I was from Chicago, there would be an echo of "ooh's" and "aah's" throughout the classroom.
... we arrived by bus around 4, were in our hostel’s restaurant by 4:30 starved. Katie went to ask the receptionist for a map so that we could begin to explore and search for an apartment. Upon realizing that we needed an apartment, the receptionist told us that his friend, who happened to be in the restaurant at the same time, was a realtor and could help us. He came over and introduced himself and we agreed ...