Backpacking in the Basque Country: Top 5 Sights in Bilbao

After exploring magical Donostia in the Basque Country, I ended up in the city of Bilbao. Bilbao is the largest city in the Basque Country and also the liveliest. There’s always something happening. The city is built around a river and some hills, giving it a real feel of city identity. No countryside or scattered Read more about Backpacking in the Basque Country: Top 5 Sights in Bilbao[…]

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Backpacking in The Basque Country: Top 10 Sights in Donostia (San Sebastian)

The Basque Country is a place that has always interested me. Officially part of the Kingdom of Spain, however this is a country with its own language, flag and ways of life. I decided to head to the city of Donostia to check it out. Donostia is the name in the local language, to the Read more about Backpacking in The Basque Country: Top 10 Sights in Donostia (San Sebastian)[…]

Backpacking in the Basque Country: Staying at the Urban House Hostel in Donostia (San Sebastian)

After my 100th country celebration and a mini African jaunt to Tunisia and Algeria, the cheapest flight out of Algiers was to Barcelona, so I decided I would head from Barcelona up north to the Basque Country for the first time. I had never been to the Basque Country despite having met quite a few Read more about Backpacking in the Basque Country: Staying at the Urban House Hostel in Donostia (San Sebastian)[…]

Backpacking in the Basque Country: Staying at Akelarre Hostel, Bilbao

My unexpected Basque Country adventure was surprising, spontaneous and satisfying. A country often forgotten by backpackers, many succumbing to the fact that it’s been swallowed by the Kingdom of Spain. After my previous 5 trips to Spain, it was the political and cultural differences of flambouyant Barcelona (Catalonia), dreamy Donostia and inspiring Valencia that gave Read more about Backpacking in the Basque Country: Staying at Akelarre Hostel, Bilbao[…]

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