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: 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

Destination: Madrid, Spain (June 2019 Edition)

Madrid hadn't always been my favorite place to visit. In fact, I had a lackluster experience the first time I went nearly four years ago, during my first year working in France. I found that there wasn't too much to do, and the people rather cold and unfriendly, that I'd written it off as a … Continue reading Destination: Madrid, Spain (June 2019 Edition)

Destination: Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale was one place that I really wanted to see while visiting Turkey (aside from Istanbul and Cappadocia, of course). I actually hadn't known about this town until I saw an online video of Turkey, in which I was introduced to its stunning, chalky-white travertine pools. My friend and I were eager to check them … Continue reading Destination: Pamukkale, Turkey

Destination: Cappadocia, Turkey (Part 1)

Besides the bustling city of Istanbul, many tourists often go to Cappadocia as part of their time spent in Turkey. This famous, historic region in central Turkey is home to fairy chimneys, underground caves and, of course, the hot-air balloon rides that happen every day for visitors. Cappadocia is that once-in-a-lifetime kind of place that … Continue reading Destination: Cappadocia, Turkey (Part 1)