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Vlog: A Weekend in the Basque Country

I spent this weekend eating, touring around the Basque Country in Northern Spain, and eating some more. I stayed at a friend’s house in Amorebieta (a small town about 20 minutes from Bilbao) and was lucky enough to get a tour of Sopelana and Plentzia, two nearby beach towns that are absolutely gorgeous. 76 more words


High Jinks in the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

I lose my kids in The Matter of Time. I kind of lose my temper too.

The museum guides are unbothered by the high jinks ducking and diving of my offspring, but they gaze at me curiously as I trail in the whirl of my childrens’ wake –  1,113 more words


Four Spanish cities

Our walking holiday in Rioja ended after breakfast on Friday 7th October.  But then Part 2 of our trip began – visiting four very different cities that we’d never been to before. 1,356 more words

Gap Adventure

Where are all the Pumpkins?

Today marks the thirteenth of October, meaning prime pumpkin carving time! Well, unless I want to carve a small plastic pumpkin from the chino store, I am in no luck. 457 more words


Up the stairs we go.

If you find a nice set of stairs, get yourself in a nice position and wait. You’ll get a good picture soon.

Of course a got a few more pics, but I like the one above the best. 31 more words

Street Photography

A Street Party in Bilbao

October 11, 2014

We stepped out of our hotel in Bilbao and were delighted to find the streets alive with people.
Just down the street a live band played Spanish rock, and then we discovered another band a few blocks down at a dead end, and then another band up an alleyway; ultimately at least a half dozen bands were playing in the narrow alleys. 172 more words

Travel Theme

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October 12th is 'El Día de Todos' in Spain, a national fiesta day. Two years ago we celebrated it in Bilbao, mostly on the 11th which was a Saturday, the Sunday of the holiday being relatively subdued.

Kisses Galore

In the past week, the students have really started to warm up to me, especially the younger ones whom I see more often. As I stroll through the halls during break times, students excitedly call out my name (usually slightly mispronouncing it in their Spanish accent), making me feel like somewhat of a celebrity. 502 more words