Thursday, October 1, 2015

Travels, etc.

Hola, chicos!

After a two week long intensive course, 12 days traveling through the center and south of Spain, and 4 official days of classes, I finally have a free moment/charged computer/wifi! As such, I thought I'd share a little bit about my trip. We went to a million places- Ávila, Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Granada, Sevilla, Mérida, and some tiny towns I don't even know the name of. There's so much to say that I'm going to keep it to a minimum and just share with you some of my favorites.

MADRID
see: Guernica at the Museo Reina Sofia; Museo del Prado; Parque del Retiro; Palacio Real
buy: Something Real Madrid
eat: Mercado de San Miguel for tapas; Fit Food for a healthy pick-me-up

an actual candid as you can tell from my super cute expression!!!!
outfit details:
jacket // blouse (old, similar here) // jeans // sneakers // umbrella // bag (old, similar here)



CÓRDOBA
see: The mezquita (officially called the cathedral); Barrio Judeo
buy: Prints to frame; tapestries
eat: Taberna Casa Salinas
pro tip: try Andalucían specialties including berenjenas con miel (fried eggplant with molasses), pescado frito (fried fish), flamenquín (fried meat roll thing), queso de cabra con miel (goat cheese with honey), and pisto con huevo (vegetables with olive oil and an egg), but don't let it fool you- there's tons of fresh food here and most meals don't consist of tons of fried food. Stick to one per meal and you'll be fine.


GRANADA
see: The Alhambra; the open-air mercados; hike up the hill to the bars overlooking the Alhambra
buy: A legit henna tattoo
eat: Restaurante Sevilla; almost any Arabic restaurant
pro tip: You get a free tapa with drinks!




SEVILLA
see: Plaza de España; a flamenco show
buy: A ride on a horse carriage; a 30 minute session on the row boats in the Plaza; a flamenco lesson
eat: Restaurante Modesto


I'm off again but can't wait to write more about my travels!
xoxo,
Yasi "Averaging a cool 28,000 steps a day"