Ever since I walked into the plaza at the cathedral in Santiago Spain completing the Camino de Santiago Saint James Way, I’ve been looking for something. In a weird way – the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage didn’t end in Santiago for me, my pilgrimage actually just began there. I wanted more, I didn’t want it […]
Things to do in Spain
My Spanish Loves:
Discovering the next great geographical area for villas, food, landscapes, and relaxation – Costa Brava in Catalan.
Taking in the colors, shapes, sounds and smells of the La Boqueria market in Barcelona.
Observing the racing fan culture at the Formula 1 race in Valencia.
A big part of my time in Spain was spent walking the Camino de Santiago – a 500 mile, 33 day hike from Pamplona to Santiago.
Hotels in Spain:
I discovered the benefits of staying in an apartment with Oh Barcelona – getting away from the touristy areas and into the local culture, saving money by cooking my own meals and being able to deeply explore my little neighborhood.
Food in Spain:
I had a lovely day with Albert at La Barretina discovering an off the beaten path culinary delight in Spain.
I experienced a meal I will never forget at the best restaurant in the world.
If you love oogling over pictures of gorgeous landscapes and inspiring architecture, you should get yourself over to my Spain picture gallery right away. Vamos!
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Finishing Business on the Camino de Ronda
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I can smell it wafting through my window, the perfume of fresh roses tickling my nose and stirring me from my morning slumber. As if a prince tip-toed into my room to wake me up. Birds chirp, the sun is shining, and flowers petals are everywhere – falling from the sky like a spring shower. […]
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