The week of the GOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLL

Despite finishing up with a rotten head cold, we have kicked a lot of goals this week. Our Spanish bank cards arrived. We bought a Britta water filter so now we can enjoy water that doesn’t taste like chlorine. Our relationship survived two shopping trips in Barcelona (including one to Ikea) to buy important houseContinue reading “The week of the GOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLL”

The week we came back

OK so we only got back to Tortosa last night, but on Sunday (technically still within last week) we returned to Spain after two weeks travelling in Germany and France. As an Australian, I have this romantic notion that once you are in Europe, it’s a breeze to get to any other European country. TheContinue reading “The week we came back”

The week it was Christmas

Although our Christmas was spent in Germany with family, this blog is about Spain, so here are some highlights from the lead up to Navidad in Tortosa. The Christmas spirit is alive and well here, although not officially until the long weekend of the 6th to the 8th of December. Before that time the fairyContinue reading “The week it was Christmas”

The week we made it into the system

Also known as the week we slept outside in the street for a night to apply for our “alien cards”… When we finally picked up our Spanish visas last month, the Melbourne consulate said we needed to present ourselves to the Oficina de Extranjería (foreigner or alien office) within a month of arrival and applyContinue reading “The week we made it into the system”

The week we found a house

Actually, it’s a flat. Un piso. Not quite the orange orchard we dreamily aimed for on arrival, but we love it. The four (!) balconies look out across a winding pedestrian street that is currently full of fairy lights, and the rooms are warm enough, furnished and comfortable. Renting a place in Spain has beenContinue reading “The week we found a house”

The week we arrived

I hope to write every week about our experiences here in Tortosa, highlighting the key event that happened over the previous seven days. You know, like on Friends, where each episode is ‘The One where Ross did something something’. But on this, our first week in Spain, I could write a post for every day.Continue reading “The week we arrived”