Tag: Spain

The Spanish State of Alarm is Taking its Toll

This week was a bit tougher emotionally for me… I think one of the main reasons for this was that the mandatory quarantine of Spain has gone on longer than I initially imagined. When it started, I felt like it would last a month before the COVID-19 virus would subside, go dormant, and we could continue on our merry way. Day 43 and this … Read More The Spanish State of Alarm is Taking its Toll

Sitting it out in Southern Spain

I’m writing this from a relaxing porch of a traditional Spanish home located near Cartagena. The temperature is a comfortable 21C (70F) and the skies are cloudy but not enough to block out the occasional rays of warm sunshine that sweep across my face. All around me are the comforting sounds of birds chirping from the nearby orchard where fresh sweet oranges and tart … Read More Sitting it out in Southern Spain

Things are Continuing to Look Up

Spain has been one of the countries hit especially hard by COVID-19. As of today, it is just behind the United States in number of infected cases. Considering that the country of Spain is similar in size to Texas, and twice the population, this is substantial. Spain currently has 135,000 reported cases and it’s growing each day. However, things have started to improve. The … Read More Things are Continuing to Look Up

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Looking Up

I wish I could start out this week’s update with incredibly beautiful pictures of southern Spain, Morocco, and Portugal! This, simply, is not the case as we continue to be part of a strict country-wide ban on non-essential travel. Spain was especially hit hard with the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of new cases has continued to climb over the past 12 days since the … Read More Looking Up

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is Changing Things

It’s been an interesting week. If I had to sum it up in one word it would be CORONAVIRUS! It has hit Europe especially hard including France, and Spain – the two countries we’ve been traveling through this past week. Although Chantil and I have discussed the virus daily, it really didn’t effect us until two days ago. We first noticed it when we … Read More Coronavirus (COVID-19) is Changing Things