Did I mention how we decided to visit Bilbao in June, just to be hit by 12°C temperatures and drizzle ?
Well, when Bilbao gives you rain, you have the option to sulk, or to go see some kick-ass museums, eat fantastic Basque food and just #raindontcare … More When Bilbao gives you rain, you… Eat?
It was a sunny Saturday morning and I was sitting on my balcony, scrolling Instagram for my weekly fix of travel daydreaming, when I saw it:
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe.
Just… love at first sight!
And this wanderlusting was not for a far away place, because the amazing piece of nature -meets – man-made is a mere 50 minutes flight away from Barcelona.
In my mind this was a done deal, right there on that balcony. … More Off the beaten: San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
Finding some real Basque literature before my Bilbao mini-readathon was a tough challenge!
Most books I managed to find were available in Spanish, but close to impossible to find in English.
And no wonder!
Euskera outnumbers Icelandic when it comes to speakers of the language, and it’s by far more encountered than, say, Kaixana or Taushiro (yes, I googled rarest languages on earth).
However, it is only spoken by ~700.000 people. Which is a real shame, for apparently there is some seriously exquisite and original literature made in Basque.
… More A Basque Mini-Readathon
Ibiza off season was completely on purpose (and partly because of the crazy cheap flights, yes) but I am glad we went against the crowds.
Because, once you cut out the clubs, the overly crowded beaches & the constantly inebriated youth (hey, I’m 30 now, I am allowed to complain about the youngsters, okay?) Ibiza has a special charm of its own.
Once you step outside the hotel, you’ll be getting an almost rural glimpse into what the island would have been, if the Guettas and the Pacha’s and Ushuaïa’s didn’t exist. … More An Off-Season Quickie to Ibiza
Basel was a gift for my husband’s birthday, since he’s wanted to go to Baselworld for a long time.
And yes I’ll admit when it comes to travel, I am always a little bit selfish, so I would not pass on the opportunity to check Switzerland off my list.Read more…
Also, I wanted to see what all the fuss is about; heh Switzerland? And between the very short stop to Geneva & Lausanne and now Basel, I have to say I get it.
Those mountains.. … More Basel *Wonder*World
Last year I was off to Portugal again, only this time it 2 girls, having ourselves a little fiesta for my friend’s birthday.Read more…
What was supposed to be a full blown 10-day trip across Portugal was unfortunately cut short by business, which meant I passed the sticks to my friend for the last leg to Lisbon. … More Basking in Goldilocks Sunshine : Algarve, Portugal
All 2016 savings wiped cleaned by plane tickets.
And 0 regrets.
This year’s 🎲 have been cast, and it’s shaping up to be a great year for travels!
The first countdown: Basel.. … More My *Hot* Travel Bucket List for 2017
‘If Carnival was fifteen times a year and Christmas came every month, if every day was Easter and Lent never came’.
The saying makes it quite obvious that Carnival is one of the most popular festivals of the year in Spain.
Carnival is up there with the big guys, Easter and Christmas.
In Barcelona, Carnival is the festival that gets most people out and about.
Every year during one week, the city is transformed in a hot colorful mess, with parades and kings, sardine funerals and people of all ages dressed up one more creatively than the other. … More Why you should visit Barcelona in February (hint: Carnival!)
What can you say about Venice, that 68,478 other people haven’t already said already? So many people that Venice is considering putting a cap on the number of people visiting, to control overcrowding?
… More Venicing Away
Paris is the first trip I ever paid with my own hard-earned money.
In the 8 years since, I lost count of the number of times I’d been to Paris since. There were weekends away, weeks away, business travels, in’n outs..
In all those visits, I started developing my own kind of love/hate relationship with the city…. … More My Love / Hate Relationship with Paris