July 3, 2011 - Posted by Erin in Travel

Somewhere in between digging clams and watching the tide roll in and out on the beaches of Vashon Island, Washington (yes, I do leave Spain every so often), I received a request from Tripbase and The Spain Scoop to share a few of my top blog posts. So now, as I slowly emerge from my recent sushi-induced coma (a necessary evil when visiting the US), I present you with My 7 Links:


Your most beautiful post:
Perhaps I’m a tad (just a tad!) biased, but I’d like to think my wedding day was pretty darn beautiful. The Spanish countryside, a 700-year-old monastery, dancing until the sun came up…yup, pretty spectacular.


Your most popular post:
A little while back, I confessed my undying love to the Iberian wonderland that I call home. Apparently I’m not the only one who’s had a love affair with Spain, however, as folks from far and wide seemed ready and willing to share their love too.


Your most controversial post:
Perplexed by backwards cell phone etiquette in Spain, I asked my readers to weigh in on proper pick-up protocol. I think the general consensus was that the Spaniards are wrong (hehe).


Your most helpful post:
After my suegra (mother-in-law) got robbed for the umteenth time, I decided to share some “how not to get robbed” wisdom. And because I always like to lend a helping hand, I’m also going to refer you all to my trashy tip on finding good Spanish food. I’m a giver.


A post whose success surprised you:
OK, so I’m obsessed with Spanish grandpas, but apparently my readers are too. This somehow makes me feel better.


A post you feel didn’t get the attention it deserved:
With minimal video-editing skills, I whipped together this little number featuring a trip to Granada. I actually recorded the music from a gypsy who was strumming away on his guitar while overlooking the Alhambra (as seen in the video). A pretty sweet video, if I do say so myself.


The post that you are most proud of:
Umm, can I choose the same one twice? I’m still reveling in my stellar video-editing skills in the Granada video. Aren’t you?


With that, I’m nominating five other travel bloggers (a few among many amazing folks that I follow) to share their top links. Take it away, chic@s!


Christine In Spain
De La Pura Vida Costa Rica
Seattle’s Travels
The Travelling Editor
The Viatrix

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6 Responses to “My 7 links – the best of La Tortuga Viajera”

  1. Christine Says:

    Cool, thanks for nominating me to participate! I’m enjoying going back and reading some of these posts of yours I’ve missed before….but I did catch the Granada post way back when and think you did an awesome job! Hope you’re enjoying being “home”!

  2. Erin Says:

    I am enjoying the trip “home”….looking forward to getting back to my real home though. I need hot weather, a terraza and a tinto de verano – stat ;)

  3. Erin Says:

    Thanks for the nominating me! This is fun, and I’m enjoying reading some of your older posts, too.
    I’m about to head to New Jersey :/ to meet my nephew :) My little sister just had him a week ago – fresh baby!!!
    Have a safe trip back to Spain!

  4. Erin Says:

    Ahh – have so much fun meeting your new nephew! You must be so excited!

    Looking for to reading your 7 links. Buen viaje!

  5. Seattle Dredge Says:

    thanks for including me! Sorry I didn’t get back to you right away–I’ve had no internet for the week.

    This is great.. I will make my post soon :]

    & love the wedding day post!

  6. Sabrina Says:

    I enjoyed your round-up. I had already read most of them, but somehow I missed the “how not to get robbed”. Good tips!

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