Spain: Logroño

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Storytime: My sister, in her infinite brilliance and incredible work ethic, graduated a year early. She's been accepted into medical school and has a year before she starts, so she applied and was accepted for a teaching position in Northern Spain for the year. My work vacation time coincided pretty well with her move, so our last days were spent exploring her new home, Logroño, with her...

 Logroño is best known for being the heart of La Rioja, a region famous for wine. It's got some of the best tapas, often called pinchas in this area, in the North of Spain (can you tell this trip was a good one for food?) If we had more time I would definitely have tried to do a wine tour, but unfortunately it wasn't in the cards for us. I'm sure we'll be back at some point though- while we knew very little about the city, it really blew us away- beautiful streets, picturesque churches, great food and free admission at the Museo de la Rioja were just a few great things about this place (besides exploring it with my Spanish-fluent sister, which was kind of the icing to a very delicious cake :-p)

 I loved seeing mountains at the end of the streets. Side note: Logroño is a stop off for pilgrims trekking the Camino de Santiago, a religious walk! How cool is that?! When we first arrive (literally, as soon as we got out of the car) we were approached by some backpackers asking directions and had no idea what was going on, haha! We later got used to seeing many of them across town.


  1. Love seeing you two there together! So nice you could spend a little time with Barbara in Spain.