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Lost in Suances

Suances is a little town just on the outskirts of Santander.  A convenient spot to spend a last night before the trek to Santander Airport. It was a last minute choice for us, based on what was accommodation was available on short notice. Literally booked the morning we departed from the mountains. We had a […]

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Los Picos de Europa – did someone say moo?

The sun is beating down on my head. Overhead the sky that peeks through the clouds is a clear blue. Rolling green hills ahead of me lead to distant mountain peaks capped with ice. I’m sitting on a rough handmade wooden bench at the side of the road. I know this, because our host was […]

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Llanes – a pleasant surprise

When I was planning our Spanish roadtrip, I spent quite some time looking up where was best to visit along the Northern coast of Spain. It’s really difficult to narrow down your choices. So many stunning photos of the coastline along the Costa Verde, not enough time to check them all out. Here’s one little gem though […]

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San Vicente de la Barquera – where silence reigns

Back in Santander – check. Rental car obtained – check. Toddler car seat installed – check. Road trip snacks purchased – check. Directions to our next location… well, we would have to trust the screenshots from google maps that I’d taken the night before. What could possibly go wrong? As always, the most difficult part […]

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Bilbao – whoa whoa whoa

We’ve spent a few days now in Spain, and urban life just isn’t agreeing with the Rascal. He’s starting to lose his tenuous grasp on sanity at being so confined. He sees every room we stay in as an invitation to find innovative ways to break furniture, or parts of his own body. He craves […]

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San Sebastian – nothing but pxintos, pxintos everywhere

For our initial days in Spain the weather was less than stellar. In fact we could easily have still been in Ireland. Lush hills rolled past, dripping every shade of green in the drizzling rain. Even allowing for the tinted windows of the bus, it was a dull grey day as we travelled from Santander to San […]

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San Sebastian – thru a lens

A taste of San Sebastian in images…                     Related Posts Lost in Suances San Sebastian – nothing but pxintos, pxintos… Bilbao – whoa whoa whoa Llanes – a pleasant surprise

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Who tries to rent a car without a drivers licence?

Yes, that’s right – we did!  Not intentionally, but that’s the situation we found ourselves in at the start of our Spanish holiday.  I could blame it on my first solo night out in about 6 months (for the wonderful IPB Awards).  I could blame it on the Rascal still being up at midnight when […]

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Tenerife: Sandos San Blas – And baby makes three

Holidaying with a 10 month old couldn’t be more different to our typical vacations up until now. For starters, we did not venture off the grounds of the resort at all other than a quick visit to the local pharmacy. So no interesting days out sightseeing, no experiencing the local scenery and people. No authentic […]

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Tenerife: Snakes on a Plane

We don’t have a good relationship with Ryanair (who does??). The break-up ocurred many years back when things went wrong on a trip and Ryanair, of course, took advantage of the opportunity to totally fleece us. It was the final straw, and we swore off using them unless there was absolutely no alternative.  We’ve happily […]

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