Burgos, Spain as told by a bunch of fourteen year olds

Recently I had to present a little PowerPoint presentation about my home state of Minnesota to my classes here. It was so amazing to see them so genuinely interested in what I had to say about the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" and they asked me many questions during my talk. They even told me that…

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Things to do before leaving Spain

Can you believe that there are only 2 weeks left of the auxiliar program!!?? Unless you're in Madrid chances are you finish May 31st which is quickly approaching. Even though I cringe every time they call me teacher/profe, shake my head in disappointment when they behave badly, and keep turning down social media requests I…

Planning your trip to Spain

A vacation in Spain certainly is not like living here but it's the closest you can get. The trick is to see beyond the fiesta y siesta ideas here and truly dive deep in the day-to-day culture. Instead of running around frantically with a must-see list try exploring the narrow cobblestone streets, following the sound of flamenco…

Must Eat Foods of the Camino de Santiago

I’ve had all of these amazing treats and I’ll have them again when I do part of the camino next month! Check this post out.

GABRIEL SCHIRM

It goes without saying that walking all day, mile after mile, on the Camino de Santiago not only makes you hungry but gives you a free pass to eat whatever you want and however much delicious food that you want. No diets here. Food is a huge part of any culture and is a big part of the Camino de Santiago. What you eat is just as important as how you eat it. The how meaning the setting, who you are with and the multi-course Pilgrim Menus that are found all along this historic route through Spain. If you are anything like me you try to make a list of the things you don’t want to miss eating when you visit a country. I will make it easy for you. After living in Spain for 2 years and exploring the food of each region I feel I have a pretty…

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A pincho crawl on Calle Laurel

Ahh Logroño. Tucked away in the heart of the wine region of Rioja surrounded by vineyards, mountains, and winding rivers. The north of Spain is seriously the most beautiful..trust me people. Not only does Logroño have stunning views, insanely delicious wine, and friendly people, but the food scene is out of this world. Signature pinchos…