I finally got to travel to Portugal about a month ago (late post, I know) and I wanted so share some pictures and stories from my trip! I went with Smart Insiders, which is a travel group based in Madrid that plans trips and other activities for students and travelers. We left Madrid on a Friday morning (about 1 a.m.) and arrived in Lisbon later … Continue reading My Weekend in Portugal: Lisbon
Happy April!!! Today was a pretty nice Saturday, so I decided to venture out and visit a museum I hadn’t gone to before. The nice thing about traveling as a young person (26 or below) is that often times you get discounted rates or, if you’re a student like me, free admission with valid student and state IDs. El Museo Sorolla is located near the … Continue reading Saturday at the Sorolla
Some friends and I decided took a trip to El Escorial, a palace and basilica in Madrid. We took the Cercanias train from Madrid and it took us about an hour to finally get to El Escorial, which is a stop on Cercanias. We had ordered our tickets online and printed them ourselves, which was great, because when we finally climbed to the top of … Continue reading Day Tripping to El Escorial
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!!
If you’ve seen my latest post, I took a trip to Extremadura this weekend, including stops in Cáceres, Mérida and Badajoz. Our group arrived in Mérida around 2 p.m. and had only about an hour before we were to travel to our final city: Badajoz. One of the major pluses for being a young person (under 26 or a student) traveling is that almost everywhere gives … Continue reading MK goes to Mérida
This weekend, I took a trip with my exchange university to Extremadura, one of the autonomous regions in Spain. After about five hours in a bus (it normally isn’t that long of a trip, but there were a few traffic accidents on the A-5 that slowed everyone down), we finally made it!!! We got into the city around 10 p.m. and checked into our hostel. … Continue reading A Quick Stay in Cáceres
This past weekend, in addition to Pedraza, I also visited Segovia. Segovia is larger than Pedraza, and is known for its castle (said to inspire the original Cinderella castle) as well as its Roman aqueduct. A walking tour was included in the price of the trip, but somewhere around 30 minutes of our tour guide taking us to cool sites only to stand in front … Continue reading My Saturday in Segovia