Sagrada Família: A Basilica Like No Other

Barcelona is filled with beautiful architecture, but none of it is quite as unique nor remarkable as the buildings designed by Antoni Gaudi. Their beautiful colors and sweeping structures feel simultaneously at home and out of place against the starker buildings in the city. Love or hate them, they bring a character and vibrancy to Barcelona that few other…

A Taste of Barcelona

It’s been a whirlwind week and a half and, because of that, I’ve fallen a bit behind on my blogging. Let me start at the beginning—two weekends ago. Matt was supposed to work that weekend, so we didn’t really make any plans. Friday night, however, he came home with great news—he was off for the…

A Load of Bull in Pamplona, Spain

“Everything became quite unreal finally and it seemed as though nothing could have any consequences.” ― Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises We are making a lot of memories living in Europe, but some experiences are absolutely unforgettable. Such was our journey to Pamplona, Spain and, in particular, our participation in the 2015 San Fermin…

Sun, Sand and San Sebastián 

The weekend before last we discovered a gorgeous haven in Spain that we will most definitely visit again: San Sebastián (or Donostia). This Basque city that lies on the cost of the Bay of Biscay (just 12 miles from the French border) was our (desperately needed) R&R stop on the way back to Toulouse from Pamplona. It was the…