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2014 Spain Bucket List

Saturday, January 18, 2014
I've been lucky enough to see many different parts of España thus far, but I'm still dying to see more of this beautiful country. In the past four months I've visited Sevilla, Segovia and Toledo - and four years ago I explored Cádiz, more of Sevilla, Granada, Córdoba, Málaga, Fuengirola and Barcelona.

While I feel like I know Madrid and Andalucía pretty well by now, I've never stepped foot on the gorgeous beaches of the Costa Blanca in the east, nor have I explored the luscious lands of Basque Country, Cantabria or Galicia.

San Sebastián | Alicante | Santander 
A Coruña | Ibiza | Pamplona

Clearly I don't have beaches on my mind at all. I like to think that Madrid is it's own little perfect world... until I remember that there's no body of water here. Seattleite problems, much? I also have an inherent distaste for winter, so naturally I'm obsessively day dreaming of all things related to summer. Plus, how fun would it be to see the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona? I wish I had the chutzpa to let myself be chased by these magnificent beasts, but more likely than not, I would be enjoying it from afar. So who's coming with me?

Do you have any recommendations on where to go in Spain this year? I'm all ears!

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6 comments on "2014 Spain Bucket List"
  1. i wish so badly we lived in madrid at the same time so we could go to these places together. i had such a hard time finding friends who wanted to travel the same places as me and the same way. when you go to to alicante here is the airbnb i stayed at with my friends
    it was seriously dreamy with that view! it was probably a 15 min walk to town and the beaches but there's a sidewalk and that view is so worth it!

  2. All of these places look amazing! Running with the bulls is definitely on my bucket list, although I may end up on the sidelines to watch instead, we will see when that time comes. ;)


  3. Aaah... All of these places are on my Spain bucket list as well! Hopefully you'll get to see them all this year! So happy I found your blog by the way... I'll follow your adventures. :)

  4. Running the bulls is no joke, you play life. There really güiris that are irresponsible, believe they are in Disney world. Pamplona is to see, running the bulls is for the expert. I have seen boys die of sheer inexperience.
    To visit, something with less adrenaline and more relaxing, Tossa de Mar on the Costa Brava, Gerona. No podrás olvidarlo.

  5. You can't go wrong with any of these spots, I'm so jealous! :)

  6. Coruña is one of my favorite Spanish cities - it's the perfect size, on the water and cheap!