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Javea

Great Places to Stay

Great Places to Stay

Where to stay when traveling is as important to me as the destination itself. I want family friendly lodging, something unique, affordable and fun. I put a lot of research and consideration into finding great places to stay… read all about my favorites.

Climbing El Montgó

Montgo mountain from house in Javea Spain

Climbing El Montgó, this impressive sheer mountain, in Javea, Spain made it on our Spanish bucket list. How could it not with “Monty” greeting me each morning out my kitchen window while I brewed my espresso. Don’t miss the amazing views.

Paella

Best Paella Ever

This was the best paella ever in a year of sampling many in Spain. It was made from scratch by a local fisherman for a long Spanish lunch with new friends.

Picture Javea, Spain

First Picture of Javea Spain

For eight months, my family called Javea, Spain home. Near Valencia, Javea is a wonderful combination of beach and port town, surrounded by mountains and a countryside of oranges and olives. See some of our pictures here.

Spain’s El Gordo Lottery

Ticket for El Gordo Spanish Christmas Lottery

The man at the folding table was there each morning in front of the bar as I walked past on my way to Spanish class. At first I paid him little attention, but as he was faithfully there each day, I eventually noticed that he was selling lottery tickets. The window advertised, “Jugamos con el numero 34802.”

Where to Live in Spain?

Where to Live in Spain?

Once we decided to move our family to Spain for a year, we then had the fun and difficult task of figuring out where! With four towns in the Malaga and Valencia areas on our short list, we rented houses in each for several weeks, planning to use the summer months to determine which we liked best. Come see where we chose!

Three Kings Celebration in Spain

Three Kings in Javea, Spain

Christians in Spain celebrate the eve of Epiphany each January 5th, when tradition says the three kings brought gifts to the infant Jesus. The festivities continue today with the tres reyes arriving in town, by boat or donkey, horse or camel, and parading through the streets.

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