Our trip to the Spanish Basque Country was definitely one of the most memorable trips we’ve had! We got to make new friends, eat lots of different and amazing foods to our heart’s contents and become a lot more open to travel. In the past, I’d  (like everyone else I suppose) been particularly keen on visiting … Continue Reading

The name of the towns and villages in the Basque Country sure are a tongue twister! Luckily, they more than make up for it in their sheer charm and beauty when you do visit so it’s definitely worth learning the name (and even a few Basque Country phrases to get you started). Hondarribia is one … Continue Reading

I’d been meaning on putting this post up for ages! 🙂 Essentially, we’d been exploring Gipuzkoa (in the Basque Country) for a couple of days and after this humongous lunch, we ventured across the river from Pasai Donibane (the town we were in) to the neighbouring town. It has been raining just before but in true Basque … Continue Reading

Well they are amazing is what they are! In my last post, I kinda kept getting distracted by food, well this is that food post! So back to the matter at hand – Pintxos! Pintxos are technically Hors d’oeuvres but you can pretty much turn it into a main meal! The idea is basically that … Continue Reading

2014 was the year that Hand Luggage Only was truly born! Lloyd and I started toying with the idea of Hand Luggage Only back in 2012 after travelling around at every opportunity possible and accumulating quite a lot of travel photos so after a bit of “to’ing” and “fro’ing” we finally decided to go for … Continue Reading

And boy was it something of a revelation! When we visited Gipuzkoa in the Basque Country (in Spain), I had lots of different expectations – that the people would be friendly (this is a popular and rather well known fact), that the language would be dramatically different from Spanish, that the weather would be great… … Continue Reading

Yup! It’s that time of the week/month again! New Video Time! Our YouTube Channel has just been updated with THE FULL VIDEO of our time in the Basque Country. Complete with (awkward) voice-over by me! Check it out and let me know what you think.      

Following an amazing night’s sleep at Hotel Torre Zumeltzegi (the Count’s home now converted to a hotel), I woke up to this rather mystical looking sight below, which by the way, works better than any cup of caffeine when it comes to making you awake and ready to face the day but first things first – pigging … Continue Reading

I feel like it’s a safe assumption to make that you already know by now that we spent a rather long weekened in Gipuzkoa (which is in the Spanish Basque Country). We’ve been nattering away on You Tube, Facebook and Instagram so if you didn’t, where in the world have you been?!?! 🙂 😀 There is … Continue Reading

We have so much to catch up on, you and I! I feel like we haven’t spoken in a while and I have so much to say and of course, I want to hear what you have to say too but in a manner that would make Veruca Salt rather proud – I want to … Continue Reading

See what I did there? Hehehe! 😉 🙂 🙂 Right, so this has been kept under wraps for too long and I can’t hold out on you longer! We’ve got some exciting news!!! We’ve been invited to explore the Basque Country in Spain, more specifically, the province of Gipuzkoa over the next few days! And … Continue Reading