24 hours in: Seville

24 hours in: Seville

So you’ve got one day to see Seville. Okay! While it won’t be enough time to do it all (and trust us, you’ll want to stay longer), it is possible to get a thorough taste for city life even with a short visit. To help you make the most of...

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Traveller stories: Nikki in Andalusia

Traveller stories: Nikki in Andalusia

In May I was lucky enough to head to Andalusia for an entire week. I had been the year before, but for a work trip, and so was looking forward to repeating some of my favourite things — and checking out some new sites and tastes that I hadn’t gotten...

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It’s the season for San Sebastián’s Musika Parkean! (Music in the Park)

It’s the season for San Sebastián’s Musika Parkean! (Music in the Park)

It’s springtime in Spain, and that means it’s time for the Musika Parkean Festival in San Sebastián. The name, from Basque, translates to “Music in the Park,” and the purpose of the event is to offer music concerts from spring through to autumn in the many parks of the city....

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How to drink cider like a Basque

How to drink cider like a Basque

Cider is probably, after wine, the most popular drink in the Basque Country — which means, if you’re travelling to this corner of Spain, you simply can’t leave without trying it at least once (and likely more than once). Truth be told, some foreigners love it, some found it to...

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Madrid in a day… and on foot

Madrid in a day… and on foot

The city of Madrid can be a bit overwhelming at first. Not only is it huge, but with all of the history and architecture and corners to explore, it can be difficult to know just where to start. That’s why we’re giving you this cheat sheet. Strap on a comfy...

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St. Thomas’ Day in San Sebastián

St. Thomas’ Day in San Sebastián

Throughout Europe and North America, December typically marks the arrival of Christmas markets — but in San Sebastián, the traditional winter market isn’t quite the same scene. San Sebastián’s December market is only celebrated on one day, Saint Thomas’ Day on the 21st of December, and is different from what...

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Photo of the week: Surf’s up in San Sebastián

Photo of the week: Surf’s up in San Sebastián

In this month’s Local Mission, we’re taking a look back at the moments that made 2014 the Best. Year. Ever. There’s no doubt that most of our favourite memories (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) were made in the summertime – when the living is easy! For surfers, living doesn’t...

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Things to do in: San Sebastián

Things to do in: San Sebastián

The northern Spanish town of San Sebastián is known as a prime destination for foodie travellers, but there’s lots more to see and do than eat the food (although we definitely think you should eat lots and lots of food while you’re there). Here are our top tips for other...

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Street eats: Basque talos in San Sebastián

Street eats: Basque talos in San Sebastián

The Basque Country and city of San Sebastián are not traditionally known for street food — you won’t find lots of stalls cooking and selling on the street like you will in, say, Southeast Asia. (But you will find lots of places specializing in pintxos, which we highly recommend.) However,...

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It’s beer o’clock somewhere: Gross is good in San Sebastián

It’s beer o’clock somewhere: Gross is good in San Sebastián

Let’s say you’re looking for a place to go in San Sebastián that’ll show you a bit more of real life — while still being close to the city centre. And you want great food and even better pintxos. And you’re also looking for the best place to surf. And...

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