A Wanderer’s First Experiences in Madrid, Spain

I love to wander when I visit new places. Rather than having my eyes on a map, I just start to walk and take in everything in my new settings with my whole… Continue reading

The Rainbows of Traveling

Where do you see rainbows the most? I’m starting to learn that I see them the most when I am traveling. Even a family member, my tita Amalia who I’m named after, recently… Continue reading

Thanks for a Great 2013 Blog Year!

Even after a couple of years now of travel blogging, I have to admit that I still feel pretty new to it all. I take from this the excitement of learning and that… Continue reading

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    So here's one for you - Am I (Amalia) an expatriate or not? I was born and raised in the US, grew up there, and about 2 years ago moved to Spain. But I also have a Spanish passport and Spanish Nationality because my grandfather was from Spain. And I still have my US Nationality; I technically have dual nationality... I consider myself to be Spanish, but also an expatriate because it's not my original country of birth.
Hmmm...I'm pondering this and curious what you think too, because today we learned an Expat community wouldn't accept our blog on their 'expatriate' blog directory. They say I'm not an expatriate. That's cool if that's their 'rules' - we get it - but I'm wondering more about the definition of 'expatriate' and how its interpretation determines what kind of community is created in its name.
I'm not much for labels or identifying myself according to a country. I come from such a diverse ethnic background and have experienced many different cultures so I don't feel like I come from just one place. The older I get, the more I feel it's enough to say I'm human and from Earth. And some days, I don't even feel like that!
What do you think? Can you relate? Or have you lived in a country long enough to get nationality and are you no longer an expatriate? Would love to hear you chime in!
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#expats #expatornot #livingabroad #belonging #internationalcommunity #expatcommunity #livinginSpain #dualnationality #Spanish #American #USborn #Spanishheritage #culturaldiversity #wherewecomefrom #origins #traveling #travel #travellifestyle #byebyeUS #beingMe #whereamifrom It may still be February, but for this part of Spain, spring is already making an appearance. We love enjoying the natural beauty of blossoming almond trees here in Denia. They seem to be everywhere! It gets us excited to venture inland and higher up into the mountains in the coming months. Here where the land rises up from the Mediterranean Sea into rolling hills and mountain ranges, are ancient small villages that on the weekends are bustling with local artisan markets. Soon they'll be beautifully adorned with these local almond tree blossoms. The next best thing to gazing at and photographing them, will be savoring some tasty almonds!
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#livinginSpain #SpanishLife #SpanishAgriculture #expatLife #travelLifestyle #travelLife #livingabroad #nature #almonds #almondblossoms #localproduce #localculture #naturalbeauty #trees #blossoms #flowers #spring #seasons #Valencia #Alicante #Montgo #Denia #photography #blueskies #sunnydays With Denia's 10th Ruta de las Tapas underway, we've been 'tapa hopping' around with friends even more than usual! We'll be heading out again this Wednesday night for some new places. So far we've hit up on some great spots along the Marques del Campo, like the Tasca Eulalia which served up the gorgeous and tasty tapa pictured here. 
This week our target is going to a few places along the ever-popular Carrer de Loreto. It's a charming, pedestrian street in the heart of the Denia's historic-center, that is lined with cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. Our appetites are already excited!

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 @tascaeulalia @deniaturismo @deniacreativecity #Denia #livinginSpain #gastronomy #Spanishfood #tapas #tapastour #foodtours #foodporn #visitSpain #Valencia #Alicante #CarrerLoreto #SpanishCuisine #culinaryheritage #travel #travelLifestyle #tastinglife #tastingDenia #barhopping #EuropeanStyle #travelTuesday One of the things we love about Spain is that you're likely to have a donkey as a neighbor, even within town! You would think that getting to see this sweet guy would require a trip out to the countryside, yet here he is, living the Spanish life in a little grove of young orange trees right here in one of Denia's beautiful neighborhoods. 
When Eric goes on his runs to this side of town, he loves coming by this way so he can say hi to this new animal friend of our's. 
When was the last you were in the company of a sweet burro?
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#lifeinSpain #expatlife #travelLifestyle #travelingLifestyle #animals #animalLovers #donkey #burro #Denia #livingabroad #gettingout #seeingtheworld #MediterraneanLife #SpanishCulture #Spain #MondayFunday #montgo Happy Saturday everyone! What are you doing to enjoy the weekend? Today we went on a glorious walk along the two marinas that Denia has and down to the rocky shores of Las Rotas - the water was calmer today and rippling shades of mesmerizing turquoise, blue, purple...we feel like we could stare at the Mediterranean Sea all day! Especially from here in Denia.

Walking back home, it was warm enough to take our shoes off and walk along the edge of the salty water gently rolling up onto the sandy beach of Las Marinas. It was clear and brisk; definitely refreshing on the toes, but not warm enough for us to take a dip. Boy are we excited for summer to come! 
May you have a wonderful time connecting with nature this weekend, wherever you are.
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#Denia #livinginSpain #livingAbroad #expatLife #travelLife #travelingLifestyle #travelingcouple #weekend #Saturday #SocialSaturday #nature #cravingSummer #beachLife #LasRotas #LasMarinas #MediterraneanSea #SeaLife #gettingOutdoors #sunnydays #sunset Do certain times of the year having you feeling more food-obsessed? We love food anytime of the year. Yet something about winter, the colder, grey weather that keeps you nestled inside and the shorter hours of sunlight, just seem to take gastronomy to an obsession level for us... We find our posts and writing being more and more driven by our appetites! Not such a bad thing though :) Here's a flashback pic to the gloriously, sunny warm days of summer here at our casita on the Med - the carnivorous delights of one of our many summer grill-outs. Mmm, Mm - Bring it on summer! Bring it on!
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