Bilbao Like a Local

the bilbao dog

A few weeks ago, I made way up to the north of Spain – the Basque Country, aka Pais Vasco. Bilbao doesn’t get the credit it deserves among tourists. I hear a a lot of: – “You went to Bilbao? Did you make it to San Sebastian?” – Me: “No, not this time.” – “Oh, […]

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A Day Trip to San Juan del Gaztelugatxe, Basque Country

san juan del gaztelugatxe

Only about 40 kilometers (about 30 minutes) from Bilbao, you can discover a hidden paradise. Gaztelugatxe is an island, connected to the mainland (a town called Bermeo) by a man-made wall, representing a mini-Great Wall of China. Gaztelugatxe is a Basque word, derived from the Basque gaztelu = castle, fort and gaitz = difficult, tremendous. […]

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La Latina Pincho Week

la latina pincho week booklet

I’ve found that once I stumble upon a place I really like – whether it’s a coffee shop with character, a lush park, charming street, lively plaza, or intriguing restaurant; I return to the same area multiple times to continue the discovery. It feels as though I’ve hit the tip of the iceberg and there’s […]

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Adventures in Düsseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf River Walk

I’m not sure why I struggled so much with this specific post. I’ve made it a point to write about all of my excursions, but this one was trickier for some reason. Every time I opened my laptop to finish, it felt like a task; an obligation. Nothing special came to me. I had blog […]

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A Meaty Experience at Sala de Despiece, Madrid

sala-de-despiece Madrid

I knew I was made for a big city. I am absolutely in love with Madrid. The people, the language, the culture, but most of all… the food.  I could eat at traditional Spanish tapas bars every day. Interestingly enough, the best ones can be identified by two things: A) The floors are covered in napkins […]

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