The view of Plaza Pontevedra from our bedroom

How to Find an Apartment in Spain

By: Russell Benavides

Apartment hunting can be hard enough as it is in the States – Realtors, roommates, budget, rent control, contracts – it can all be pretty overwhelming. Add to the mix a foreign country, a language barrier, few internet resources, old-fashioned flyers, and you get the fun filled adventure of finding an apartment in Spain. Continue reading How to Find an Apartment in Spain

Images from the Porto Wine Fest

The Port is Flowing in Porto, Portugal

By: Megan Walker

Having just spent a magical birthday trip in Lisbon, we were on our way back home to A Coruña, Spain, by train. But before our journey back was complete, we would have an overnight stopover in Porto, Portugal, a city we knew little about. Come to find out, the city has a long history and dates all the way back to the 4th century during Roman occupation of the Iberian Peninsula (that’s old). Continue reading The Port is Flowing in Porto, Portugal

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2 Hours in Monte Carlo

By:  Megan Walker

On our road trip through the French Riviera, we, unfortunately, found ourselves pressed for time when entering Monaco. We hate blowing through any city (in this case country), so we were faced with the dilemma of whether to enter Monaco or save it for a time we could really enjoy it.

Well, this girl has seen The Bond movies a few too many times and I was DYING to get into the famous Monte Carlo Casino. So we made the decision to do the best we could with the hours we had. Continue reading 2 Hours in Monte Carlo

Tasty Bites A Coruña: Taberna Casa Rita

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By Megan and Russell

After a long week of working online inside the apartment, we love to spend our Saturdays walking around the city center. We visit the neighborhood farmer’s market, do some window shopping, and ALWAYS stop by Taberna Casa Rita.

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We discovered this gem one Saturday by simply following the crowd. We noticed a sidewalk clogged with locals gathered outside of Casa Rita, talking and drinking in typical Spanish fashion. We pushed our way through the pack and finally made it to the bar area. To blend with the locals, we ordered a caña and glass of Albariño wine. Our drinks came accompanied with a complimentary cup of stew, and with one bite, we quickly realized why everyone was here at Casa Rita. Continue reading Tasty Bites A Coruña: Taberna Casa Rita