For our first New Year’s Eve abroad, we wanted to party in Madrid. New Year’s Eve in Madrid is regularly touted as one of the top places in the world to bring in the New Year – and we were excited to experience it.… Read the rest
Barcelona, Spain has a long history and the city is packed with iconic sights. Many of the city’s top attractions are clustered around the Barcelona Old Town – which is the best place to start exploring. We created an easy-to-follow Self-Guided Barcelona Walking Tour that includes the best sights in the Old Town.… Read the rest
Twice before we have visited Madrid on quick, less-than-24-hour layovers. Both times, we dashed through the city to see the sights of Madrid as quickly as we could. On our most recent trip with friends we had more time – but still only 2 days in Madrid – and we were anxious to show our visiting friends to the best sights in Madrid.… Read the rest
We arrived to the the San Sebastian Airport into the town of Hondarribia in a tired and confused jet-lagged state. Without hotel reservations, we flagged a taxi and requested he take us to the main square of the upper town in Hondarribia.… Read the rest
As we wandered the streets of the neighborhoods in Seville, Spain, it became evident that the tapas bars in Seville, both classic and trendy, are part of the city’s beauty. People gathered around outdoor tables and squeezed their way into small Seville bars. As we were in search of the best tapas in Seville, we eagerly joined the crowds to sample the fare.… Read the rest
Usually, ordering food in a foreign country is not difficult for us…but, in Hondarribia, Spain, we were having trouble. We had read about pintxos Hondarribia – Basque-style tapas – and I was beyond excited about the concept. I love to try new things, love local twists and need to snack while drinking – it was as if the idea pintxos was created to satisfy just me.… Read the rest
We only had two full days in Seville, Spain but we quickly got ourselves acquainted with the atmospheric town. In addition to seeking out the Seville sights – we made time to enjoy the ambiance of the time-worn neighborhoods in Seville.… Read the rest
The San Sebastian Old Town sits steps away from the crescent-shaped La Concha Bay, with two hills rising at each end of the cove: Monte Urgull and Monte Igueldo. While Monte Igueldo is popular for the San Sebastian Funicular that transports visitors to the amusement park at the top of the hill (both of which are top San Sebastian attractions), we were drawn to the green space and meandering paths on Monte Urgull (or Mount Urgull) that lead to Castillo de la Mota San Sebastian.
Hiking San Sebastian: Monte Urgull
On our second day visiting the city (and after another night of consuming too many Basque tapas), we decided to head in the direction of San Sebastian Monte Urgull to stretch our legs and take in San Sebastian views.… Read the rest
One of the things we were most looking forward to while visiting Basque Country was eating Basque food…and we were especially interested in bar pintxos. The culinary treasures are a regional specialty and we heard we could find the best of the best in San Sebastian pintxos bars.
If you are wondering, “What are pintxos?… Read the rest
There are not many ‘sights’ in Hondarribia, Spain, but one landmark we definitely wanted to see while visiting the town was the Hondarribia lighthouse: Faro de Higuer. The historic lighthouse marks the most northeastern point of Spain on the Atlantic coast.… Read the rest