Category Archives: Bilbao

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Cafe Iruña, Bilbao: Pinchos Morunos

There’s a Basque saying that succinctly sums up the culture: Nola jan jakitea, nahikoa jakitea da. To know how to eat is to know enough. If you’ve ever been to Basque Country, or met a Basque person, chances are, you’ve discovered they’re super passionate about food. Everyone’s a foodie. Conversations about food come up regularly, and social […]

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Why Basque Country Needs to Be on Your Itinerary

Playa La Concha in San Sebastián, Basque Country I often get e-mails from readers asking for my Spain travel advice. They give me a run-down of their itinerary and it always looks something like this: Madrid, Barcelona and somewhere in Andalucía (usually Sevilla or Granada). Once in awhile I might see a trip planned around […]

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Where I Went in 2011

As the year wraps up, I’m looking back on how amazing it’s been, and how lucky I feel to be enjoying these experiences. This year, though I added just one new country to my list, I added many new destinations and explored my adopted country even more thoroughly. January I started off 2011 fresh from […]

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The Places That Hooked Me in…

You know that moment when you’re in a new place, whether it be for a few hours or a few days and your pulse quickens a bit? When you glance around and your surroundings absolutely grab you? It may hit you unexpectedly—during an amazing al fresco meal, while strolling out on a balmy night, or […]

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