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burocrático

burocrático

I know you are all waiting anxiously to find out if we have received our visas. The answer is: NO...

¿Por qué Granada, España?

¿Por qué Granada, España?

So, when you decide to have a giant, crazy family adventure, how do you choose where to go?  For us,...

How to Get a Spanish Visa the Hard Way — Part Seven — The Consulate

How to Get a Spanish Visa the Hard Way — Part Seven — The Consulate

1.  A complicated combination of work, a doctor’s appointment, gigs and kids’ activities makes it impossible to go to Houston the...

How to Get a Spanish Visa the Hard Way – Part Six

How to Get a Spanish Visa the Hard Way – Part Six

1. Monday — Bring kids to school two hours late because we had arrived home from New York in the...

How to Get a Spanish Visa the Hard Way – Part Five

How to Get a Spanish Visa the Hard Way – Part Five

1.  Thursday:  Oooh!  The kids’ birth certificates finally came back from the passport office!  Now I can get the Apostille...

How to Get a Spanish Visa the Hard Way – Part Four

How to Get a Spanish Visa the Hard Way – Part Four

1. Check mail.  Yes!  An official looking letter from New York; it’s probably my marriage certificate and the Apostille form. ...

How to Get a Spanish Visa the Hard Way — Part Three

How to Get a Spanish Visa the Hard Way — Part Three

1. Alright, kids off to school… back to form EX-01. Google.  Read.  Google.  Read.  So. Much. Useless. Info… wait!  What’s...

How to Get a Spanish Visa the Hard Way — Part Two

How to Get a Spanish Visa the Hard Way — Part Two

1.  Okay, second on the list of of visa paperwork: form EX-01.  Click link.  Broken.  Grrr… 2. Search for proper...

How to Get a Spanish Visa, the Hard Way  — Part One

How to Get a Spanish Visa, the Hard Way — Part One

1. Okay.  Let’s do this thing.  Google search: Spanish Consulate, Houston. Wait… put laundry in first. 2. Caramba! The website...

soaps & telenovelas

soaps & telenovelas

To learn a new language, immersion is the key.  For me, immersing myself in Spanish is just not going to...