Happy New Year! I know it’s already February, but I can’t really write a round-up of our January before the end of the month, now, can I? =P As noted in my Seville December post, I’ve decided that it’s a good idea to write about our more “mundane” lives as well. The lives we live when we’re not traveling, what we do when we’re “home,” etc.

Some months are more busy and exciting than others, and January was much more chill than December. We spent the beginning of the month in Portugal with my sister and brother-in-law, and you’ll see some of those posts later.

After that, we really did a lot of hanging out, relaxing, and getting various personal things done. So, there’s not a whole lot to share from January. Alas, we did do things here and there, and have photos for you!

We started out the year with the aforementioned family, as well as our friends, Kim and Jerry, in town visiting. We spent New Year’s Day at the trendy Sojo bar with all of them, and it’s always a nice time hanging with these endlessly-fun folks.

Cheers to 2018!

Sojo Bar in Seville, Spain by Jets Like Taxis

No, that’s not random crap on my forehead. Thanks, lighting and shadows!

After sipping drinks and having good times at Sojo, we headed to Asador Salas for a nice dinner with family and friends.

Lots of meat and treats, and some really good seafood rice.

Restaurante Salas in Seville, Spain by Jets Like Taxis

And after-dinner shots, naturally. 🙂

Asador Salas in Seville, Spain by Jets Like Taxis

After that, Kim and Jerry unfortunately had to go back to the States. Something about home and children and yada yada yada. Ha.

We went to Portugal after, and came back a few days later with some craft beer treats. Here are a few of them for ya.

Portuguese Craft Beer by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

We also went to Nazca again with Heidi and Ben before they flew back to the U.S. It seems to be our tradition before they leave, and it’s always yummy.

Nazca Sevilla by Jets Like Taxis

Nazca Sevilla by Jets Like Taxis

Nazca Sevilla by Jets Like Taxis

Nazca Sevilla by Jets Like Taxis

How about some dry ice with your ceviche?

Nazca Sevilla by Jets Like Taxis

And mochi for dessert. Nom nom nom…

Nazca Sevilla by Jets Like Taxis

Bye, guys! It’s always a blast having you here.

Nazca Sevilla by Jets Like Taxis

Ang made some insane peanut butter and chocolate bars for our informal Friday Night Social Club at Bier Kraft.

Dessert in Seville, Spain by Jets Like Taxis

And took a macro shot of the finger she cut sacrificing herself for the pleasure of those around her.

Seville, Spain by Jets Like Taxis

Crazy seeing it that up-close.

Also, there was a good puppy.

Seville, Spain by Jets Like Taxis

And Louis, being lazy as usual.

Seville, Spain by Jets Like Taxis

Seville, Spain by Jets Like Taxis

Lastly for the month are a few of my favorite beers we drank. I got both of these from BrewDog in Scotland, and you can order online if you’re in the EU.

BrewDog Abstrakt AB:22 from their experimental series. A suuuuuuper-good imperial stout brewed with cacao and coffee, and aged in Speyside whiskey casks for over 2 years. 12.5% ABV of gloriousness.

BrewDog AB:22 by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

Aaaand! BrewDog Hop Shot Quadruple IPA. This bottle is only 110 cl (less than 4 oz.), but packs over 20% ABV due to ice distillation. It basically tastes like a really beery whiskey.

I recommend both!

BrewDog Hop Shot by Jets Like Taxis / Hopsmash

And there it is, our January in Seville. Or, the part of it we photographed, anyway! Thanks so much as well to Heidi, Ben, Kim, and Jerry for coming to visit.

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What’d you do in January? Did you have a good New Year? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!