Although Bilbao is not known for its knock-out beauty, it’s def a must while in the north of Spain. The city’s appearance reflects its history as an industrial hub, but investments over the past few decades have breathed new life into the city: The Guggenheim, inaugurated in 1997, has become one of the world’s best-known museums. Below I sum up my weekend in Bilbao, featuring pintxos, pinturas (paintings), and paseos (strolls), from my visit with friends in July 2021 😍.
A Guide to Madrid Neighborhoods
After living in Madrid from August 2016 to June 2017, the city still felt like home – and I was lucky enough to move back in 2019. When friends and family head to Madrid for vacation, I usually get hit up for some recs. I often share this breakdown of my favorite Madrid neighborhoods, so I figure it’s high time to post about it. (For my Madrid restaurant guide, head here.)
Madrid is an amazing place to eat. Between serving up traditional Spanish food and dishing out international-style grub, this dynamic city has a lot to offer. After living in Madrid for a year, I drew up a list of some Madrid must-eats, organized by category (I’ve actually added to this list since moving back to Madrid in the summer of 2019!). I’d say these places meet the Spanish criteria for a good restaurant: “Bueno, bonito, y barato!” (Good, nice, and cheap!) Cheers to delicious food, cold beer, and tasty Rioja! Continue reading “Madrid Must-Eats”