Despite being the smallest province in Spain, Guipúzcoa has a lot to offer. An excellent way to discover it is by visiting its multiple museums, that range from displaying elaborate sculptures, paintings and garments to even ancient artifacts. In this post, I'm bringing you my top five museums to visit in Guipúzcoa that you should definitely include in your bucket list.
The online world offers endless opportunities to earn money, and making your home available is certainly a good way to do so. If you're interested in learning how to list your place as a touristic apartment in Guipúzcoa (Spain), I'll be walking you through my own experience with this process. Let's dig into it!
After being an expat for many years, life brought me back to my hometown in Irún. Shortly after, I decided to start looking for my own place. Today marks exactly one year since I moved into my new apartment. On this occasion, I wanted to reflect on what I've learned during these months, from searching and buying the perfect apartment, to renovating it from scratch. For those decoration lovers out there, I've also included plenty of before and after pictures to show you the transformation of the property. In case you're interested in buying or renovating an apartment in Spain, I trust these tips will be helpful!
For centuries, the 'Camino de Santiago' has been a captivating experience for people taking on this pilgrimage route. During three days this summer, I had the chance of joining some friends along the first stages of the Camino del Norte, from Irún to Deba. Keep on reading to learn more about the Camino, our hiking itinerary and some tips that might help you plan accordingly. At the end of this post you will also find a map with all the locations mentioned here.
Traditions close to one's heart can hardly be put in writing. So many words come to my mind when I think of June 30th, the day of San Marcial: passion, pride, emotion, memories. This is by far my favorite day of the year, the one we wait for all year long in my hometown of Irún. Curious to learn more about the traditional military parade known as Alarde? Then keep on reading.
Today I want to tell you about my first escape into the nature after testing negative upon arriving to Spain. As you might remember from my previous post, returning from Bolivia in the middle of the COVID pandemic wasn't easy and I had missed my friends and being outdoors so much. This weekend I had the perfect opportunity to catch up with them all in the biggest mountain close to home: Peñas de Aya. Stay tuned if you want to learn all you can do here!
After visiting Córdoba and Priego de Córdoba with my in-laws and some family friends, we all came to Irún, my hometown in the Basque Country. We spent a few days here altogether, enjoying great food and sightseeing lovely places such as Getaria, Zumaia, San Sebastián, Lesaka or Hendaye. Curious to know all there is to see in this area?
Looking for the best grilled fish in Getaria? Look no further. Restaurante Iribar is an outstanding option if you're visiting this charming fishing village and want to try the delicacies of Basque food. Read my restaurant review to learn how to get there, the concept behind this traditional grill house and what to eat in order to enjoy a memorable experience.
Every time I go back home I try to stop by Fuenterrabía, and this time around was no exception.
This fishing village is one of the most beautiful in the Basque Country and the food is delicious! Besides, the village celebrated its yearly Alarde while I was there at the beginning of September.