Tag Archives: jaén

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

Pueblo Premiere / Estreno de Pueblo

The Oscars arrive to La Puerta de Segura! This Thursday, May 26, at 10 pm we premiere all eight episodes of Pueblo in our favorite local pub, the Trujal. The first episode will debut online the same day, followed by … Continue reading

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

How to Renew your NIE for Second-Year Auxiliares

UPDATE, May 24, 2011: Please take the following information with a grain of salt. It seems like Jaén is not accepting renewal applications anymore so it’s very possible that my request will be denied later this summer. Eve posted more … Continue reading

Posted in Teaching in Spain | Tagged , , , , , , , | 12 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

Paella, Primavera, La Puerta de Segura

Olive season’s come and gone, the days are getting longer, and our apartment no longer feels like the Arctic tundra. What does this mean? It is finally spring. Adiós Seasonal Affective Disorder, viva la primavera! We’re still plugging away on … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the Scenes | 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

Aceituneros Turned Actors

Olive season is wrapping up so this weekend some of our aceitunero (olive worker) friends invited us to join them in the fields. They put Ben to work as a branch-hauler and tractor-driver and, as usual, I brought my camera … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the Scenes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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