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
Hi everyone! If you read my last post, you’ll know I took a trip a while back to Portugal. If you haven’t read about my time in Lisbon, you can hop on over, after you read this post of course! Sintra Lisbon was great, but I fell in love with Sintra, which is a smaller town near Lisbon. It has a lot more local feel, … Continue reading My Weekend in Portugal: Sintra and Porto
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!!
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