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Granada

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  • Day97

    Marbella ist toll

    September 23 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    Ein Wochenende in Marbella in schöner Umgebung. Jens malt an der eleganten Strandpromenade. Am Abend lernen wir an unserem Übernachtungsparkplatz am Strandpavillon eine Gruppe gut gelaunter Spanier kennen.
    Darunter ist Barbara, die am nächsten Vormittag mit ihren 2 Hündinnen zum Malen unter Palmen vorbei kommt. Bruno ist glücklich.

    A weekend in Marbella in beautiful surroundings. Jens paints at the elegant beach promenade. In the evening we get to know a group of good-humoured Spaniards at our overnight parking at the beach pavilion.
    Among them is Barbara, who comes the next morning with her 2 female dogs to paint under palm trees. Bruno is happy.
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  • Day7

    Jenseits von Afrika

    September 26 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Morgens haben wir uns echt beeilt um nach Jardín del Parterre zu kommen.
    Riesiges Schloss vom Carlo der |||. Nach der Besichtigung haben wir uns auf den Weg nach Granada gemacht, der Plan war die Alhambra zu besichtigen. Mit dem Parkplatz hat es ja noch gut geklappt, aber leider sind keine Tickets mehr zu habe, total ausverkauft. Leicht gefrustet sind wir weiter nach Motril ans Meer. Nach gutem Abendessen sitzen wir
    bei lauen Temperaturen hinterm Auto und lauschen dem Rauschen des Meer
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  • Day8

    Castillo de Banos

    September 27 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Ruhetag.
    Wir haben hier einen Platz direkt am Meer. Der Tag beginnt mit einem Traumhaften Sonnenaufgang.
    Nach dem Frühstück sind wir an der Küste entlang zum nächsten Lidl, wir sind durch jeden Ort immer so nahe wie möglich am Meer.
    Nach erfolgreichem Einkauf wieder zurück am Campingplatz, sind wir ans Meer zu baden und Sonne genießen, hat was so Ende September.
    Am Platz gibt es einen Restaurant, dort gab es für Dagi Spiegelei mit Kartoffeln und für mich Gegrillte Seezunge.
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  • Day37

    First day of School

    September 11, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    First day of school! Kids were amazing! Max & ivy took everything in their stride. Tom needed me by his side but was gaining confidence by the minute. Good signs.

    Ivy's teacher speaks some English. Max & tom are completely immersed in Spanish. Quite funny listening to their take on what happened today. Max thinks his class were talking about pirates but isn't sure. Tom only talked about a boy who blew up a plastic bag and popped it on his head. Ivy did a picture of an elephante.

    An embracing school community with a smattering of parents we could talk to from Canada, US, Holland & Germany. Even one Dad from Melbourne on his second year in Granada with his 4 kids!

    You can see the toll the day had on Ivy. She is really embracing the siesta!
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  • Day44

    Churros & soccer

    September 18, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Now three weeks in and we are starting to find our feet! We finally tracked down churros & it goes without saying that it was hugely popular!! The boys have joined a soccer club & Chris has somehow found himself again in assistant coach position. The boys hang out for the Tuesday & Thursday games. Last night while having dinner we had to leave the Barcelona match on in case they scored!! It seems our football obsession is transferable across boundaries.

    School continues to go well. Max has scored a seat next to a girl that gives him lollies everyday. Tom is learning the numbers & doing lots of coloring in & Ivy has made a friend.

    Chris & I have done our first tapas night with some other expats. Delicious, lots of drinks, out too late!
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  • Day59

    Ivys birthday in the alpujarras

    October 3, 2017 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    We ventured out of town this weekend to the mountains above Granada - the Alpujarras. Little white villages built on steep slopes within a dramatic rocky landscape. We arrived a little bit homesick (missing the grand final) & bus sick (very winding roads) but were revived quickly by our very tranquil & quaint little casa in the hills.

    Ivy celebrated her long-awaited 4th birthday. The boys even trekked to the next village to get her a chocolate cake complete with pink sprinkles!

    Now back to our new 'normal' in Granada. School, Spanish, soccer, music & dance & usually a few to many cervezas!
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  • Day98

    More birthday parties..

    November 11, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 6 °C

    This week has been the week of Tom with him celebrating his 6th bday. Two of the lovely mums from his class invited us to do a joint party with their kids Sara & Pablo, which we keenly accepted. The parties here are almost all held in ‘the pinos’ above the city. The spot has spectacular views out to the snow capped Sierra Nevada mountains & lots of room for the kids to roam. It was great to see Tom enjoying himself and getting showered with love from his new classmates. Tomorrow his birthday celebrations continue with us all going to a soccer game to see the team ‘Granada’ in action.

    Out of all the kids Tom has had the hardest time adjusting to a new place & school. I’m pleased to report however that over the past couple of weeks he has switched into gear. Almost like he has accepted the fact that this is his new reality & has decided to enjoy it. Fingers crossed he stays on track from here!!

    The weather has also suddenly changed here. We are waking up to 1 or 2 degree mornings & we have snow on the mountains. We are struggling to work the complicated, underfloor heating system in our house & it is COLD. The days are still clear, warm & sunny but I’m already missing the warm summer evenings we experienced when we first arrived. The kids of course are super excited about seeing snow for the first time! That might be my next post!!
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  • Day105

    A narrow gorge, cave and swinging bridge

    November 18, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Today, the 18th of November is my mums birthday. This day and the days leading up to it are always difficult because she is so present in my thoughts and that means I miss her more than usual. So, in her memory, I decided to embark on an 'Aima adventure' and take the boys to the hills. We started on a dirt path outside Monochil a small town 10kms from Granada. Alone and with little signage we followed our instincts along a narrow path through a dramatic gorge crawling under rock overhangs and though a cave to finally reach some spectacular (but suspect looking) swinging bridges. It was a beautiful adventure and we needed lots of 'Aima explorer spirit' to get us through! Happy birthday mum.Read more

  • Day34

    Our hood

    September 8, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Some more photos of our local neighborhood in the albaicin. We are a few steps from a plaza that has a fresh food market everyday and an ice cream shop! Importantly we have found a playground & some open space a few minutes walk away. Sadly - no grass! As you can see from the photos, this place is concrete, rock, tiles and dark wood. It feels so solid!!

    Things we love so far: no cars, walking everywhere, hot weather, salami, really cheap beer, the beautiful architecture, tapas!!

    Things we are not so sure about: the bread, shops always closed, dog poo, smoking, steep hills, late nights = cranky kids!!

    Kids start school on Monday. Wish them luck!
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  • Day28

    We made it!

    September 2, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    We are very pleased to have arrived in Granada! We are already in love with our little house & this beautiful city. We survived our 28 hour journey unscathed however arrived with a sleep deficit that might take a few days to work off. Getting ready now for our first siesta!

You might also know this place by the following names:

Provincia de Granada, Granada, Grenade, グラナダ

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