Adventures in the Motherland: Part One

Bulgaria mountains

A few days ago, I arrived in Bulgaria with part of “La Familia.” La Familia is comprised of five stooges. Stooge number one: Ianko, the owner of a Bulgarian restaurant across the street from where I live. Stooge two: Amanda from Brazil, who lives in the same building as me. Stooges three and four are […]

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Estella? Wine-not

Last weekend, I had a crazy hair and decided to take a weekend trip somewhere in Spain. There’s so much more to the story, but I won’t bore you with details. Long story short, I met someone as crazy about travel and adventure as I am.. we decide to “meet in the middle” and begin […]

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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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