Tag Archives: andalucí­a

Quick Video Tour of a Spanish Olive Oil Factory

The olive oil industry is so integral to Jaén’s economy that we wanted to be sure Pueblo provides at least some insight into the role it plays in the lifestyle of La Puerta de Segura. Thanks to our friend Pedro, … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Update Regarding 2nd Year NIE Renewal Process

This post is intended for current teaching assistants in Spain (auxiliares de conversación) who are planning to teach again for the 2011-12 school year. I cannot provide definitive information on the NIE renewal processs (I don’t think anybody can, because … Continue reading

Posted in Teaching in Spain | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Erika Wishes her Mom a Happy Mother’s Day

Last Sunday was Spanish Mother’s Day but I was so busy getting ready for my Pueblo premiere party that I didn’t get a chance to post a public thank you to my mom for all of her motherly guidance and … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pueblo Sneak Preview Party and Online Premiere

Well we worked till the 11th hour getting ready for our Pueblo premiere party, but I am happy to report that our sneak preview screening on Friday was a huge success. A big thank you to everyone who came and … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the Scenes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Carnival in the Sierras of Southern Spain

There’ve been a lot of events lately with Erika’s birthday, Andalucí­a Day, Teacher Day, and most recently, Carnival. I spent last year’s Carnival in New Orleans and the one before that in Rio de Janeiro, so it was interesting to … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the Scenes, Teaching in Spain | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Andalucía Day

Technically Andalucí­a Day is on February 28th but in true Spanish fashion it seems to be a multi-day celebration. The festivities began today with free sandwiches at school–ham and olive oil, surprise surprise–and the singing of the regional anthem. And … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous, Teaching in Spain | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

On Casting, Mockumenting, and Holiday Thanking

A few days ago Ben and I were invited to a fellow teacher’s home for churros and hot chocolate (a wintery Spanish tradition). This teacher is the mother of a darling little girl named Luna who we’d been hoping to … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the Scenes | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments