Back in July I started planning a secret trip for Chris. Well, actually, I had tried to plan the entire Bilbao/Northern Trip as a surprise for Chris. I ended up chickening out and thinking “I’m not sure on a couple things, I’d better get some help.” So I spoiled all of my surprises just to … More Ávila
I’m not even sure what we did this summer. The time blurs together and we were mostly just two sticky, hot lounge lizards trying to avoid the heat. Massive heat waves washed over Europe killing 1,400, although the island was mostly spared from the truly intense heat. However this year’s apartment doesn’t have air conditioning. … More Summer Short Stories (2019)
The perfect answer to a Spanish summer is a Spanish lager, but after nearly two years of living here, we still aren’t sure which we prefer. There are so many brands and styles available that it’s difficult to keep track of what we’ve already tried and which we prefer. So mainly to help ourselves, and … More The Great Spanish Beer Taste Test
San Sebastian’s last gift to us was food poisoning. But only for Chris. He woke up and suffered the all the symptoms associated with food poisoning, but since we had a schedule to keep (checking out, and getting a bus to our next destination) he decided to push through. While Kaeti went out and got … More Let’s go to France!
It’s actually just called ‘The Basque Coast”, but I like my name for it better. Our hike in Durango hadn’t been super long, just super vertical. When we woke up we felt fine, but later we discovered that our leg muscles were trashed. And of course we had planned a coastal hike right after we … More The Coast of Misery
Whoops. This post was supposed to come out BEFORE Durango, but oh well! We arrived in Bermeo after our hike, showered, got a pizza and then watched TV until past midnight. We were tired but not too tired to watch a portly man argue and fight with every school cafeteria across Spain demanding more fresh … More Bermeo and Bilbao
We’ve known there was a Durango Spain for quite a while, but we never thought we would visit it. It’s pretty far from everything, and it didn’t look like there was that much to really see there. This whole trip was mostly to eat pintxos and to see Dragon Stone. But being this close, of course … More Durango