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…
6 Very Best Things To Do in Gran Canaria
If you’re planning a holiday to this beautiful island and you’re wondering what to do in Gran Canaria besides lying by the pool or on the beach, the following is an idea of how diverse and amazing this place really…
How the Canarians Celebrate Canaria Day or Dia de Canarias
Dia de Canarias is celebrated on the 30th of May, 1983 when the Canary Islands officially became an Autonomous National Region of Spain and the Government of the Canary Islands Parliament sat for the first time. The day has been…
Taking Care of Business: Residency Paperwork, Our Car Back from Repair & A Houseguest
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.
The Picturesque Town of Aguimes Part 1
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.
The Down- and (surprising) Upside of Island Life
Island life! Sounds good, doesn’t it? Most of the time, but 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,…
Our (Temporary) Naked German Neighbour, Getting our NIE Number & Cats, Cats Everywhere
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.
A Trip to the Hospital, Another (Small) Accident), Lovely San Agustin & an Anniversary
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…
High Above the Clouds – Pico de las Nieves & an Awesome Farmer’s Market
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.