It’s been a long time since I last updated. I’ve stopped recording the days and catching up seems impossible. I will summarize briefly the notes I left in a rough draft.
One Sunday, somtime in mid-December, Amissa and I walked to Publo Nuevo in Jumilla. After a nostalgic American breakfast, we set foot and walked to the southwest extension of Jumilla. On the way, we stumbled across an interesting local walking his pet pig. We had to stop and talk to him. We arrived at Pueblo Nuevo and visited the botanic garden. Back in the city center, we decided to try a new bar, London City. A little pricey but they probably have the best ensaladilla rusa. We went to Panda, the chino store, and bought some Christmas decorations for our flat. That was that.
On or around Decmber 18th, our friends, Melanie and Nate, arrived at the Alicante airport. They arrived late in the night and there would be no more buses to bring them to Jumilla or Murcia til the next day. Fortunately, my colleague, Juan, was kind enough to drive me to the airport to pick them up. We arrived in Jumilla.
The second day of their stay, we gave them a tour of the city as well as a homemade feast of tapas and plates we learned to cook.
December 21st to January 7th was our beloved Eurotrip. We saw Barcelona, Avignon, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Nice, Granada. We stopped and pass through Valencia, Madrid, Montpellier, and Ventimiglia. Christmas in Paris and New Year’s Eve in Venice.
On January 17th, our friends left Spain.
After two weeks of traveling, Amissa and I felt exhausted and spent most of our weekends in Jumilla. We had a lot of good Friday nights meeting new locals and learning Spanish slang at Sarao.
The annual Ruta de Tapa was excellent. Wine, tapas, and gifts make for a great time out with friends.
This weekend I go to Valencia. The week after is Semana Santa. The week after that we plan to travel the north of Spain. Well that’s all I got for now.