Every once in a while, without even knowing it, you turn up in exactly the right place at exactly the right time. This post, about Spain’s Holy Week and its religious processions, is the story of one of those times.
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A meetup on the coast of northern Spain with our two Basque overlander friends, Josu and Ana, wasn’t just a fun reunion. It also helped to illuminate some of our early experiences in Spain, including: our visit to Pamplona, the Basque festival we accidentally crashed in Durango, our overnight in the fishing village of Lekeitio, and our jaunt to Basque Country’s biggest city, Bilbao.
Our time in Bosnia was perhaps the most educational (and emotional) visit we’ve ever had. In six days we learned about the Bosnian War, the Siege of Sarajevo, the Srebrenica Genocide, postwar life in Bosnia’s capital, and the ongoing tensions in the country and Balkan region.
This is a story about my visit to Ephesus, one of the most famous and popular ancient ruins on the entire Mediterranean. It’s a story about how I planned my visit, what I thought, how it compares to the multitude of other ruins I saw in Turkey, and how you can make the most of your own visit to Ephesus and beyond.
Bruno has been telling me about Cappadocia ever since I met him. You’d think three years of gushing over a place would have created unachievably high expectations. It did – and yet I was still blown away. That may be the most surprising part of this incredibly surprising destination.