My 5: Cool Spots Around Bilbao, Spain.

Bidebarrieta Street Bilbao Spain

1. August 2015. Bilbao has a decent number of attractions to hold its own with neighboring cities across northern Spain. And yet one of the great joys of a trip here is simply wandering the pretty streets. Bidebarrieta Street is typical of the Bilbao vibe: a long, narrow pedestrianized zone where buskers and street artists perform […]

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My 5: The Guggenheim Museum – Bilbao, Spain.

Puppy by Jeff Koons The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Spain

1. August 2015. I could have done with an extra day in Bilbao. After my unexpected adventures at San Mames Stadium I was suddenly short on time with the clock ticking down on my last bus out of town. What a pity then that I didn’t manage to get into the amazing Guggenheim Museum, perched […]

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My 5: San Mames Stadium – Bilbao, Spain.

Outside San Mames Stadium Bilbao Spain

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. August 2015. It’s amazing to think of how I accidentally got to see the legendary Barcelona football team play live in the flesh. I’d been wandering around the Spanish city of Bilbao when, quite suddenly, a […]

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My 5: Sittin’ Doin’ Nothin’ – Castro Urdiales, Spain.

Sittin' doin' nothin' Ataulfo Argenta Square Castro Urdiales Spain

1. August 2015. It’s taken me over four years but I’ve finally gotten round to posting my first Sittin’ doin’ nothin’ My 5! In the summer of 2015 I headed to the coastal town of Castro Urdiales in northern Spain for the latest in a long line of English teaching contracts. That summer schedule was supposed […]

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My 5: Cool Spots Around Castro Urdiales, Spain.

Port of Castro Urdiales Spain

1. Castro Urdiales Port, August 2015. Welcome to one of the most picture perfect coastal towns you could ever hope to visit. With its mediaeval church and castle, pretty beach and arcaded squares, the joy of Castro Urdiales is simply to wander about on foot marveling at its prettiness. Start here at the port with […]

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My 5: Hiking to The Virgin Mary Statue – Castro Urdiales, Spain.

Hiking To The Virgin Mary Statue Castro Urdiales Spain

1. August 2015. One of the coolest things I did during my month-long stay in Castro Urdiales was the thirty-minute hike from town up into the hills to see The Virgin Mary Statue. If my boss hadn’t taken me I would never even have known about it, as it certainly wasn’t mentioned online or in […]

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My 5: Santa Maria Church – Castro Urdiales, Spain.

Santa Maria Church Castro Urdiales Spain

1. August 2015. The tiny coastal town of Castro Urdiales is an ideal day trip for those based in Bilbao and Pamplona. Its modest collection of sites can be tackled on foot in just a few hours, leaving plenty of time for sunbathing on Brazomar Beach and tapas down by the port. Wherever you find yourself […]

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