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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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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Drinking port in Porto, Portugal

Ahoy, Captain

While my mom has been in Spain, we’ve done the regular Madrid-sightseeing, as well as our adventures in wine country. But, because my mom has been here five times, we decided to check out Ryanair for cheap flights around Europe. What we found? Two tickets to Porto, Portugal for approximately $70/ea for the upcoming weekend […]

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Adventures in Cantabria, Spain

Playa de Somo, Cantabria, Spain

Over Easter weekend, I took a trip up to northern Spain, in a region called Cantabria. This area is bordered by the Basque Country to the east, and Castile y Leon to the south (read about adventures in Castile y Leon.) I made friends with two Spanish men when I first came to Spain. They […]

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