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Monday Morning Series: Reflections from Bilbao

From an art instillation outside of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain…reflections from Bilbao. Happy Monday Morning! Related links: The Guggenheim at Night

Travel Destination: San Sebastian

Travel Destination:  San Sebastian Playground to the stars at the International Film Festival every year, San Sebastian’s glamour and glitz remains understated.  Its gastronomic delights and cultural calendar are world class and Playa de la Concha brings one of Europe’s best city beaches to the steps of the Old Town.  What is not to love? … Continue reading

Culinary Inspirations from Restaurant Week – La Fabrica

Culinary Inspirations from San Sebastian’s Restaurant Week – welcome to La Fabrica. My first introduction to San Sebastian’s Restaurant Week nearly didn’t happen!  Having only arrived in town that day, I had not yet figured out where I was going or even what I wanted.  The owners of the Pension that I was staying at … Continue reading

More from Restaurant Week in San Sebastian: Ni Neu

Restaurant Week was in full swing as I dined my way through San Sebastian.  Next stop: Ni Neu – touting itself as an avant-garde cuisine with an easy to understand format – I was quite excited to see what they would have on offer. Earlier in the week, I had met another solo traveller and … Continue reading

San Sebastian’s Restaurant Week – dining at La Muralla

San Sebastian – gastronomic hotspot and glamorous international destination – it is no wonder the movie stars keep coming back.  San Sebastian is stunningly beautiful…and that is barely scratching the surface. I lucked out completely.  I unknowingly stumbled into San Sebastian during restaurant week (October 15-28, 2012).  The premise: a showcase of seasonal produce and fine … Continue reading

Pintxos Crawl in San Sebastian – No Reservations Required

Pintxos Crawl in San Sebastian So, here I am on a Monday night is San Sebastian, gastronomic centre of Spain and possibly the world, with no reservations…and it is restaurant week!  What’s a girl to do?  But of course – a pintxos tour – the Basque answer to a pub crawl! The pintxos bars were … Continue reading

A Basque Culinary Experience with San Sebastian Food

Cooking with San Sebastian Food – Basque Style To be honest, I was a little nervous.  I had signed up for an evening with San Sebastian Food to learn more about Basque cuisine.  I knew that there was a strong influence of seafood, but in all honesty, I can be a little fussy about what … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series – Barcelona Olympic Park

Olympic fever is growing – the countdown is on. Barcelona Olympic Stadium, built in 1929, was home to the 1992 Summer Olympics.  The stadium and surrounding grounds, open to the public, are impressive.  How inspiring for the athletes to compete against the best in the world! The London Summer Olympics are nearly upon us.  The … Continue reading

Les Jardins de Laribal – Barcelona

A respite from the heat and crowds of Barcelona, why not take a stroll through the gardens of Laribal and enjoy the stunning views. We discovered the gardens on our walk to the Barcelona Olympic Park – truly a hidden gem with shaded walks and stunning views. Enjoy the wafting scents of wisteria as you look … Continue reading

Hotel Lloret, La Ramblas Barcelona, Spain: Hotel Review

Location, Location, Location – what more can I say about Hotel Lloret on La Rambla in Barcelona Spain!  The rooms may be cosy, but the personality of this hotel is huge!  I have to say – it was a terrific find, and I am so pleased that one of my travel friends suggested I stay … Continue reading

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