Destination: San Sebastián, Spain

Also called "Donostia" in the Basque language, San Sebastián is a coastal city in northern Spain, just 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the border with France. It is a popular beach resort, as plenty of tourists flock to the sandy shores for surf and sun in the warmer months. San Sebastián would be my final … Continue reading Destination: San Sebastián, Spain

Destination: Santillana del Mar, Spain

For the last couple of years, Santillana del Mar had been at the top of my list of places to visit in Spain (rather Europe, in general). It has been nicknamed "the prettiest village in Spain," and a quick Google search will prove that to be correct. From its cobblestone streets to its small, but … Continue reading Destination: Santillana del Mar, Spain

Destination: Bilbao & Getxo, Spain

The Basque Country is a part of Spain that I had interest in exploring for quite some time. In general, I had been keen on visiting the north of Spain to see how it compared to my time dominantly spent south of the country, most notably in the Catalan and Andalusian regions. Visiting the north … Continue reading Destination: Bilbao & Getxo, Spain

Destination: Segovia, Spain

Segovia was the final stop I did while stationed in Madrid for summer break last June. After a lovely day trip to Salamanca, I headed out in good spirits to visit Segovia, which is world-famous for its towering aqueduct in the heart of the city. With its streets and buildings steeped in regal history, Segovia … Continue reading Destination: Segovia, Spain

Destination: Salamanca, Spain

A notable university town, Salamanca is a city steeped in its love for higher learning. Its university attracts thousands of international students to the city each year, one of the highest in the country (16%). This western Spanish city is equally-filled with history, along with its passion for education, that draws many in for a … Continue reading Destination: Salamanca, Spain