Monthly Archives: November 2014

Fabulous Fes!

While travelling throughout Europe for the past 4 months, we learned a lot about European history, art and so much more. We had a fabulous time in Barcelona, Spain and were wondering where we should go next. People gave us loads of suggestions – which

The Perfect Spanish Dish!

As we are cooking traditional foods in every country, for Spain, we found a cooking class where we learned how to cook a dish called seafood paella (pronounced pie-ye -ya). It was a really neat class and the paella was delicious! There were also other people

Mmmmm…Tapas and Sangria in Barcelona!

If you’ve read our other blog posts, one thing you know about is that we love to learn new things.  And we love food.  And ultimately, we love to learn about new foods…and share them with you!  In Barcelona we encountered a Spanish favourite, Tapas and Sangria!

Our Own Gaudi Artwork

After seeing all of the artwork with mosaics created by Gaudi, we wanted to try to make our own mosaic art.  We found a great place on Trip Advisor called Mosaiccos  and decided to have an art class for school that day. Our classmates were from

Art Around the Streets of Barcelona

Have you ever been on a street art tour? We went on a street art tour around the Old City and the New City in Barcelona, Spain. There is a lot of art around the streets of Barcelona. Most of them are Gaudi inspired mosaic

Good Gaudi!

Who was Antoni Gaudi? Most people know him as the architect of the world famous church the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain. But what many people don’t know are things about his personal life. For instance, did you know Gaudi’s first work was a gas lamp? He

Welcome to Barcelona!

Today we arrived to beautiful sunshine and blue skies in lovely Barcelona, Spain.  Having settled into our apartment, we jumped into a cab and headed to the old city…the gothic quarter. Barcelona has their own version of Paris’ Champs Elysees called La Rambla.  With it’s wide,

Global Field Trip – Our “Thirdly” Report!

We have now been travelling on our RTW for just over 4 months and thought we would create a first “thirdly” report on our experiences to date (from July 14th 2014 – Nov. 14th, 2014). The Good enjoying time together as a family – we’re

Charming Collioure!

On our way to Barcelona, Spain, we had the wonderful opportunity to stop along the Mediterranean coast and enjoy a couple of days in charming Collioure, France. Our friends Kim and Denis purchased a beautiful flat here last year and it is incredible! It’s located

Captivating Carcassonne

Carcassonne, a medieval walled city so old, it goes all the way back to the 6th century B.C. We visited the city for the whole day because it was there was a lot to see. We visited the highlights on a self guided walking tour

Terrific Toulouse

From Bagneres de Bigorre we went on a day trip to Toulouse.  While there, we went on a tour around the city. Here are some of the interesting points we learned while on our self guided tour.  We used the app called Discovery Itineraries which is a virtual

Our Lady of Lourdes

Today we left the farm and went to visit the town of Lourdes, which is only about 30 minutes from where we are staying. Lourdes is a very famous city in France and a place where millions of Christian pilgrims come to pray and pay

Have a Peek at the Pic du Midi!

Prepare to update your screen savers, desktop backgrounds, and lock screens… Today we made the 45 minute journey from Bagneres-de-Bigorre to the Pic du Midi de Bigorre, or Pic du Midi, which is one of the higher peaks in the Pyrenees at 2,877 m.  When we arrived

Farmer Joe’s Biggest Problem

I answered the phone… “He got out again?” I asked Farmer Joe. ” Yes,” said farmer Joe, “The problem is that my goat keeps escaping from his pen and everything I try to stop him ends up breaking. He just broke my new wooden fence!”

Let the Sun Shine!

“Mom, why aren’t the lights turning on?” Staying in Bagneres-de-Bigorre for 2 weeks was really interesting as we were living “off the grid“. This means the house is not connected to the power lines which deliver electricity. The house, all it’s appliances and electric fencing for the