Camels and Asilah, Morocco

For the third and last day in Morocco, we went with our driver around Tangier and to Asilah. It was an action-packed half day with several stops. After breakfast at the hostel, our group ordered smoothies from a local shop in Tangier. We had ordered smoothies from this shop the night before so the employees…

Chefchaouen “Blue City”, Morocco

For my second day in Morocco, we headed to Chefchaouen, a.k.a. the Blue City. I was so excited to be finally be going to Chefchaouen because I had heard a lot about the city, as well as seen many beautiful pictures. Entering into the Medina of Chefchaouen was an unreal experience. I couldn’t believe how…

Tangier, Morocco

On the weekend of March 31st, I travelled to Morocco in a group of six. Despite being less than 14 km away from Spain, the idea of travelling to another continent was exciting for us. Not only was Morocco very different from Europe, but the different cities within Morocco were unique and stood out against…

Madrid, Spain (A Preview)

From London, we flew to Madrid where I spent a night before returning to Pamplona. This short visit to Madrid served as a preview to my official Madrid trip (coming up in late May). We spent most of the time wandering the city and passing on most paid attractions. Upon checking into our Airbnb, I…

London, UK

On the weekend of March 24, I flew to London for a quick visit. With just over a day, we had to explore the city efficiently. More than anything else, the weekend turned into a food adventure. I may’ve missed the inside of Westminster Abbey, but the variety of food options in London more than…

Yacht Airbnb, Valencia

For our first two nights in Valencia, we booked a Yacht on Airbnb. The yacht was located on the pier of La Pobla de Farnals, a small town located outside of Valencia. Because of Las Fallas, the prices for Airbnbs in Valencia were inflated and the yacht ironically ended up being our most affordable option….

Las Fallas, Valencia

The word that comes to mind when I recall my trip to Valencia is “fire” and that’s because of the Las Fallas Festival. Every March, Valencia welcomes thousands of visitors from around the world to celebrate Las Fallas (Spanish: falles is plural for falla, English translation: failures), a large Spanish festival commemorating St. Joseph and…

Valencia, Spain

A few weeks ago, I went on a weekend trip with a group of eight to Valencia, a Mediterranean city in the southeastern part of Spain. We took a night bus from Pamplona and arrived in Valencia on Friday, March 17 at 5 am. Because the city was freezing and still dark so we took…

Bilbao, Spain

On Friday, February 17, I travelled to Bilbao for a quick two-day trip. Bilbao is the largest city in Basque Region and just a two-hour bus ride from Pamplona. I love the Basque Region and places like San Sebastian and Vitoria-Gasteiz had set the bar pretty high for Bilbao. Luckily, the city lived up to…

Visiting Bordeaux

On Sunday, February 12, we visited Bordeaux, our third and final destination of the weekend. As one of the most famous cities in the South of France, as well as the wine capital of the world, Bordeaux was definitely on my exchange bucket list. After staying the entire night in the Brussels airport and catching…

A Taste of Brussels

On the morning of Saturday, February 11, we flew to Brussels from Biarritz, where we had stayed the night before. It was my first time flying with RyanAir, a discounted airline known for its no-frill flights around Europe. I wish I could say I remembered more of the experience, but I was so exhausted that…

Half Day in Biarritz

On Friday, February 10, my friend and I embarked on our first overnight trip for the exchange term. We were really excited because we had a packed itinerary consisting of 3 cities, Biarritz, Brussels, Bordeaux, in 3 days. Our plan for the weekend: Friday morning: take a bus to Biarritz, France Saturday morning: fly to…