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Monday Morning Series: Crossing Paths on the Camino de Santiago

Walking the Camino de Santiago was a privilege.  To be able to take the 43 days to walk across the top of Spain, explore the region and get to know more about myself was a luxury.  There were so many amazing people to meet along the way, each with a different story. As I walked, … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: Painted rocks on the Camino de Santiago

For those who plan on walking the Camino de Santiago, the legend has it that pilgrims are to bring a stone to the Cruz de Ferro, where they will lay it at the cross, a symbol of the burden they have had to bear as they walk to Santiago.  Many leave messages along with their … Continue reading

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

Tips for walking the Camino de Santiago

Tips for walking the Camino de Santiago The Camino de Santiago has undergone a revival over the years with the number of pilgrims walking this ancient route to Santiago de Compostela growing considerably.  With numbers flourishing, the growing popularity, at times, can put a strain on the system.  While there are countless churches and villages … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: Gelato

What is not to love about gelato?  It has been the subject of many a blog, travel blogs included! This Kinder Surprise gelato on the main boulevard in San Sebastian was so good, I had to come back for more! Happy Monday Morning! Related links: Travel Destination City Guide: San Sebastian VacationGals: Best Gelato Shops … 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

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

Walking to Santiago

Walking to Santiago Hoping to savour my last day on the Camino de Santiago, I left my final pension in Arca rather late.  With the rains of the day before finally past, the trail had an ethereal and misty presence in the morning.  It was the perfect atmosphere for my final day of walking into … Continue reading

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