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HONEYMOON DIARY: BASQUE COUNTRY

Where we bade our wedding diets goodbye.

Starting in Lekeitio (a fishing village I pray, dear reader, you never find yourself in), we took a day trip west to Bilbao then drove back east to Mutriku, Deba, Getaria, and finally on to San Sebastian, where we overindulged in Michelin-starred restaurants on a daily basis.

I loved that wine was cheaper than water, that my appetite for Iberico ham could be met and satiated on a dime, that freshly made bread was different and delicious at every restaurant, that creamy gelato could be found at every turn we took, and that our palates were constantly delighted with each new place we dined at.

Here are some photo highlights from our honeymoon. Enjoy!

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bilbao spain tapas local food

adelia ivanez bilbao spain chocolate ice ceream gelato

adelia ivanez bilbao spain ice ceream gelato

honeymoon bilbao spain city

bilbao spain

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bilbao spain

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bilbao chocolate fudge cake spain

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mutriku basque country san sebastian spain honeymoon beach beautiful

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GETARIA
getaria basque country spain honeymoon road trip beach blue

getaria basque country spain honeymoon road trip beach blue

SAN SEBASTIAN
amuse bouche Arzak 3 michelin star restaurant san sebastian basque country spain

amuse bouche Arzak 3 michelin star restaurant san sebastian basque country spain

Arzak 3 michelin star restaurant san sebastian basque country spain

Arzak 3 michelin star restaurant san sebastian basque country spain


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dessert at mugaritz 3 michelin star basque country spain san sebastian


martin berasategui 3 michelin star restaurant basque country san sebastian spain

martin berasategui 3 michelin star restaurant basque country san sebastian spain

martin berasategui 3 michelin star restaurant basque country san sebastian spain

martin berasategui 3 michelin star restaurant basque country san sebastian spain

martin berasategui 3 michelin star restaurant basque country san sebastian spain

chocolate dessert martin berasategui 3 michelin star restaurant basque country san sebastian spain

luxury hotel villa sore san sebastian spain

luxury hotel villa sore san sebastian spain

Basque Country was a wonderful place to start our honeymoon after months of intermittent fasting and hardcore workouts. If you ever plan on making a trip to Basque Country, remember these little nuggets of advice:

Don’t bother driving to Lekeitio unless you want to be deeply disappointed. Gelato at Adelia Ivanez in Bilbao is a must. Order the grilled fish at Kaia in Getaria. Martin Berasategui is the best 3 Michelin star restaurant in San Sebastian. House reds never disappoint. Cava is always a great idea, especially in the morning. Drink hot lemon water religiously to feel human after each indulgent meal. Bring your Nikes so that you can work off the calories. And don’t turn down dessert.

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