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Our post “Barcelona Part 2: Understanding Gaudi” was featured as one of the best travel blog posts by 101 Holidays. We’re very honored. Thanks to Kathryn Burrington of Travel with Kat for writing the article. Read more
Rooftop of Gaudi's Casa Battlo, Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Part 2: Understanding Gaudi

You can’t visit Barcelona and not get a glimpse of the works of Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926), the city’s famous architect who defied conventional design but now defines Barcelona’s modernist architecture. Gaudi and his works have become entwined to Barcelona’s identity and inspired cults said to be bigger than Picasso’s.  When I first visited Barcelona in... Read more
Plaza del Rei, Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Revisited

Plaza Rei in Gothic Quarter Barcelona was the very first city I visited in Europe. That was back in the mid-1990’s when the city was still basking from its Olympic glory. I was excited to return with Keith and combed the city to explore the old and the new. I found the city still oozed with... Read more

San Sebastian: Eat Pintxos, Go to the Beach, Repeat!

Eat pintxos, go to the beach, repeat!   That was basically how hard we spent our days in San Sebastian, the Basques city in northern Spain known for its gastronomic delight and beautiful in-city beaches. But aside from delicious pintxos and pretty playas, there’s a lot  more going in this sexy city – culture, pretty harbor, green mountains,... Read more
The Cross of San Lorenzo at the Procession, Fiesta de San Fermin, Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona Part 2: It’s not all about the Running of the Bulls

At “8.15am until 5pm – very little happens!” says an article in About.com about the 9-day Fiesta de San Fermin. That’s true if you’re one of those tourists who thinks that the fiesta is only about the running of the bulls and the all night libation parties.  But a Pamplones would say that’s simply not true. You... Read more

Pamplona: Much Ado About The Running Of The Bulls

Every year from noon of the 6th of July to the midnight of 14th of July, the Spanish city of Pamplona comes alive as the locals celebrate their much awaited Fiesta of San Fermin in honor of their region’s patron saint.  People from all over the world flock to Pamplona during the fiesta not to... Read more