My wife and I just got done dropping our boys off for their last first day of school in Spain. It was fun and the usual beehive of activity. Many people, kids and adults alike, haven’t seen each other all summer and were reunited with hugs and greeting kisses.
What a difference a year makes.
Today is the 3rd edition of our guest post series called ABCs of Travel. This is a listing of 26 prompts (one for each letter of the alphabet) that lets you tell a little bit about your travels: best, worst, and memorable. Let us know if you would like to be featured in a future edition.
The best part of having a blog is that you can publish bits of information out into this tiny bit of virtual real estate. People with similar interests can find these little bits, reach out, and start a connection. And before you know, you’re having beers with your new friends in a faraway place.
This is what happened when I first met Ryan and Angela from Jets Like Taxis. We come from similar Midwestern U.S. roots but have met up on two different occasions in different cities in Spain. That’s just how this stuff works and I love it.
Ryan and Ang (along with their grumpy little dog Louis in tow) are designers that like to write about travel and location independence. Be sure to check out their site. They’ve lived in some incredible places, have experienced a bunch of cool things, and are just the type of folks you’d like to swap travel stories with over a cold one. And this is their ABCs.
In my mind, there are four (4) main steps to renewing a Residence Permit for Spain via a non-lucrative visa. They are:
Step 1. The Renewal Application
Step 2. Approval
Step 3. Residence Card Renewal Appointment
Step 4. Card Pickup
This post will cover Steps 2 through 4.
My most popular posts all begin with the phrase “How to…” so here’s another one in the Spanish Non Lucrative Residence Visa series. The first series dealt with the initial application that is able to afford you 12-months of residency in Spain.
This is the first post of the next series related to renewing that residency.
The weather is quickly warming up in southern Spain. Given this, I (Radhi) planned a quick two-day trip down to the coast in Almería with friends visiting from the U.S. Most locals recommend a visit to the beaches of Cabo de Gata but no one said anything about visiting Almería the city. In the end I found a great hotel deal in the historic center so we opted for a quick day-trip to the beach, with the rest of our time spent in town.
(Almost) Wordless Wednesday
So you can probably tell by my last handful of posts that I’ve been experimenting with video. Here are my latest attempts, both filmed from the rooftop terrace of our house.
So we’re about 10 months into our multi-year adventure and I’ve been keeping a list of “Spaniardisms” that have struck me as funny in the eyes of this North American. Click here for Part 1.
This is a supplemental post to the one I did a few days ago that described a bit the unique neighborhood in which we live.
(Video embedded at end of post)
A few posts back I mentioned we were filmed for a U.S. based television show late last year. Turns out it was for the popular HGTV program called House Hunters International. Our first airtime is Tuesday, May 12 at 10:30pm/9:30pm Central. All of our upcoming episodes can also be found here.
One of the reasons we picked to live where we do is because we wanted something different. A place where we weren’t a two-car family. A place where there is a strong sense of community. We wanted the ability to live like many Europeans where darn near everything you need on a daily basis is accessible by foot, or at worst, by bike. And boy did we get it.