A Few Hours in Atocha

Well, if anyone has ever told you travel doesn’t never goes as planned, they’re likely correct!  After a delayed/cancelled/rescheduled flight, my mom finally arrived in Madrid just in time for us to head to Atocha station and buy our train tickets for Barcelona. Originally, we were going to get tickets for the 11 a.m. AVE, but they only had first class left (almost $250/ticket!), so … Continue reading A Few Hours in Atocha


If you aren’t familiar with Carnaval, it’s basically a HUGE Mardi Gras celebration in the time leading up to Ash Wednesday, which is the start of Lent.  This year, Ash Wednesday fell on March 1. I’ve recently been posting about my trip to Extremadura, so if you haven’t read them already, check out my posts on Cáceres and Mérida!! Last Saturday, I experienced my very … Continue reading ¡¡CARNAVAL, CARNAVAL!!