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Not Just Another Saturday

Sunset over Clavijo castle Last Saturday was one of the best Saturdays I have had in a long time! One of C’s friends was visiting for the weekend, and since it was her first time in La Rioja, C wanted to show her the best we have to offer….wine! Since I have no shame, and […]

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French Onion Soup Recipe

Gruyère, Switzerland So for the past week or so, Europe has been in the deadly, icy grip of a Siberian frost coming from, you guessed it, Siberia. Spain, a complete stranger to winter, was of course completely unprepared and thrown into a tizzy. A TIZZY! Temperatures below freezing? A few snowflakes falling? You’d think the […]

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Spring Break Plans!

So I am sorry I have fallen off the blogosphere this past week. I have had a lot of stuff going on. Instead of writing half-assed, unspirited posts, I decided to take a mini break until today to recoup. I have some exciting stuff coming up over the next few weeks to share with you […]

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What’s on my workout playlist

Yeah, so this post doesn’t really have anything to do with traveling or my life in Spain. Rather I thought I’d share my current fast, upbeat, ass-kicking workout playlist. I have been doing a lot of running over the past few months, and I need some good jams to get me going, otherwise my ADD […]

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Mosto? What’s Mosto?

There are three acceptable drink options when going out for pinxtos in northern Spain, especially in Logroño. Only three. Wine, beer, and mosto. What is mosto? you are probably asking yourselves. Don’t worry, I was doing the same thing in September, and I had been living in Spain for 2 years before I figured it […]

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Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

So I am about to publicly divulge my family’s secret sweet potato casserole recipe. I am risking excommunication for doing this, but this is one of my favorite dishes, and it’s too good not to share! As far back as I can remember, I would beg my stepdad to make this dish, on Thanksgiving, Christmas, […]

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Bergamo, more than just an airport

I spent my last day in Italy discovering the quaint little town of Bergamo, east of Milan. Unlike the rest of the week, it was cloudy and chilly, so I had to bundle up for the day. Bergamo is home to one of the smaller Milan airports, so many people just pass through on their […]

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Bellagio: No, Not Las Vegas

“You may have the universe if I may have Italy.” Guiseppe Verdi So on my second day in Como, Italy, I decided I needed a break from the little ritzy lake town, and I hopped on a ferry in search of another ritzy lake town. I ended up in Bellagio, yes folks, the fancy Italian […]

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Lago di Como: A Northern Italian Paradise

After two days in Milan, enough was enough and I needed to get out of that stinky, polluted deathtrap of a city. So I headed up north to the famous Lago di Como for a few days. Nestled at the foot of the Alps next to Switzerland, apparently Como is a pretty big vacation destination […]

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Ciao Milano

So in early December I had a week off from work (love Spanish holidays), so I packed up my bags and headed out to Italy, what what!! I found a super cheap flight to Milan, and since I hadn’t been to that part of the country, I figured I would check it out. Now, I […]

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Pincho of the Week: Quejas

So one of my new favorite pinchos on Calle Laurel is at a bar called Quejas. Their speciality is a little sandwich pincho filled with jamón, melted cheese and grilled mushrooms. Perfect on a chilly night matched with one of their many delicious Rioja red wines, the quejas is quickly becoming one of my new […]

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Top 10 Tips for Moving to Spain

Thinking about moving to Spain? Check out this sponsored post from Armishaws, one of the UK’s leading removals firms with 10 tips to help you make it happen. Mijas, a quaint mountaintop village overlooking the Mediterranean Top 10 Tips for Moving to Spain 1. British families who move to Spain with school-age or pre-school children […]

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