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August 2015


Backpacking Europe-Paris

I hadn’t been booking my hostels much in advance, because I wanted to flexibility to change my plans (stay longer in one place, or add another city or town into my itinerary) but I found that I had a hard time trying to find…

August 23, 2015

Backpacking Europe-London

After my time in Dublin wishing for a big city, I sure felt right at home when I arrived in London.  While I was a little sad to leave Belfast, I was also excited to be in a city that was just like New…

August 19, 2015
Idaho Recipes

Spanish Croqueta recipe

For those of you who have enjoyed all my talk about croquetas in my Jaialdi posts, and want to make your own, here’s the recipe I use.…

August 16, 2015

Jaialdi 2015 – Basque-ing at the Expo

Friday I went down to the Basque block to meet a friend for lunch.  While we had a nice time, it was very hot and there was no shade and very little seating.  After we ate I didn’t stick around for the music or…

August 12, 2015

Jaialdi 2015-Sports Night

*I’m taking a slight break from recounting my trip backpacking through Europe to write about Jaialdi, a Basque festival that occurs in Boise, Idaho every 5 years, which I attended last week. Growing up in Boise, I’ve always wanted to go to Jaialdi.  However,…

August 10, 2015

Backpacking Europe-Belfast (Day 3)

We got up early to catch our bus for the trip to Giant’s Causeway.  As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t often do guided tours, but sometimes it’s easiest to pay for the transportation/tour all in one.  This was one such case and well worth…

August 5, 2015

Backpacking Europe-Belfast (Day 1&2)

Going to school in New York, one of my closest friends was from Belfast.  After 4 years of getting to know her and her family and hearing their stories about the history of Ireland, I was very excited to visit their homeland.  In truth,…

August 2, 2015