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“Mio Cid Ruy Diaz por Burgos entrava, en su compaña lx. pendones levava. Exien lo ver mugieres e varones, burgeses e burgesas por las finiestras son, plorando de los ojos tanto avien el dolor. De las sus bocas todos dizian una razon” ¡Dios, que buen vassalo! ¡Si oviesse buen señor!” El cantar de mio Cid, […]

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Pincho of the Week: Sepia

Another wonderful pincho in Logroño can be found on Laurel at a bar/restaurant called el mesón del abuelo (literally, Grandpa’s Tavern) and it’s called pincho de sepia and it’s delicious! Sepia is Spanish for cuttlefish which is a type of squid/octopus, wait don’t stop reading-I promise it tastes like heaven! Basically it is chopped-up cuttlefish […]

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My first La Rioja Winery: Bodegas Muga

Map of La Rioja, Haro is on the top left I have finally made it to a winery in La Rioja (after being here for a month). Better late than never, right? La Rioja is famous for it’s red wine, especially in Haro, the wine-producing center. So my friends and I made a reservation to […]

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Happy Halloween!

“In girl world, Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it. The hardcore girls just wear lingerie and some form of animal ears.” Mean Girls Well this is more than true for Halloween back home in the States. Since […]

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Olite: A Fairytale Castle in Navarra

Warning: this post contains many, many photos. In general I try to behave myself when it comes to the amount of pictures I upload on any given post, but this time, it could not be helped since I visited one of the most incredible castles I have ever been to in Europe and I went […]

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100th blog post!

First off, I just have to say that this is my 100th blog post! I am giddy that I actually kept up with this blog and have made it this far! Blogging has become very important to me over the past year and half. Last winter in Córdoba, it became my outlet when things didn’t […]

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Fall Nostalgia

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” Emily Bronte Beautiful New England fall on Mount Holyoke’s campus, where I went to college Summer lasted for a very long time this year in Spain-I was wearing sandals and skirts up until about a week ago. But finally fall is here! Every day […]

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Pamplona-more than just bulls

Two weeks ago, my friend L flew over to visit me from Boston. First stop on the list was Pamplona (Iruña in Basque) the capital of Navarra, and about an hour away from me here in Logroño. I’ve been dying to come to Pamplona for years, it is supposed to be a beautiful city in […]

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Hoyos de Iregua Hike

So a few weeks ago, some friends and I decided to participate in an annual hike put on by the major bank of La Rioja (CajaRioja). It is called Hoyos de Iregua, and it is a 37.5 km (22 miles for my Americans out there) through the mountains in southern La Rioja. I thought what […]

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Welcome to Logroño!

So if you haven’t already inferred from my numerous, occasionally long-winded, sporadically humorous blog posts, I have said adiós to the olive groves, flamenco fiestas and eternal sunshine of Córdoba in Andalucía, Spain, and traded it in for the vibrant, diverse northern city of Logroño, capital of La Rioja, wine country. I needed a change, […]

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