How many of you are girls and have (just like me) no clue how to put chains on the wheels of your car when it’s snowing heavily? It had been hot the whole month of December in California, so the last thing I thought I’d have to do is to drive in the snow. Of course, two days before my road trip a snow storm passed through Sequoia and there I was, stressing out about having to put those chains on my rental car. I never had to actually put them on, thank God, but it gave me a good amount of stress. Continue reading
About 2 weeks before Strider was born, I was on my winter break and decided to take little trip to Yosemite and Sequoia. I had been wanting to see those national parks for a while now, but I never seemed to find the time. I planned the trip very last minute, rented a car 2 days before I left and I must say, it was one of the coolest trips I’ve made to date. Continue reading
On Saturday I visited Béjar, a little town/city in Spain. It’s only 1h15 from Salamanca, so it was a great opportunity to visit it on my free day. We were a group of 5 people, all from different countries, which was interesting (Japan, England, Korea, Czech Republic & as you know I’m from Belgium). Which is cool about the place is that it’s not that cold in there, but if you look up you can see mountains full of snow around you and you can actually ski overthere.
There was a place, called Camera Oscura, which I recommend to everyone. It’s some kind of touristic attraction, but in an interesting way. We all had to go in a dark room, and one of the towers of the building had the shape of a lens of a camera. From the inside the guide could turn the lens to zoom or to make the image we got to see sharper. Since I’m really interested in film and photography, I really enjoyed this ‘museum’. I paid only € 1,50 so it was really worth its price!
Something else I liked about this town were the ‘murallas’. These were Moorish walls, built in the 11th century. While walking around those walls, we took some really nice pictures.
In that neighborhood I also saw an old fabric, with broken windows and everything. It really seemed to be one of those creepy places they use in thrillers. It fascinates me to see buildings like that, but since I was on the top of a mountain when I saw it, I couldn’t enter to check it out. It wasn’t the only creepy place in Béjar! There were a lot of old houses, that looked like they came straight out of a horror movie.
Last but not least, I loved the restaurant where we ate, called La Antigua Posada Del Peso. For only € 10,00, they offered us a delicious three course meal. There was a lot of choice on the menu, and I honestly didn’t know what to pick. Because we couldn’t chose, the owner brought us his special rice to help us ‘choosing’. When I finally decided I first ate lasagna, after that I shared calamares and some kind of fried ‘tiger’ mussels. After that the owner of the restaurant offered us, instead of 1 dessert, a whole plate with everything that was on his dessert menu. Everything was homemade and it was the most delicious plate I’ve eaten in my life. He also served us a free dessert drink (Caramel vodka), which didn’t taste that bad either. The food, the hospitality and the jokes of the owner which were included, were worth so much more than only € 10,00. I hope that someday I can go back there! 😉
I’ve been following some fashion blogs lately and I’m really inspired, so on Thursday I went taking some pictures with my roommate Serafien. In this post I’ll show you the pictures she took of me. I was wearing mostly basics and I bought a nice new bag that I wanted to show you.
SCARF: MADE BY MY GRANDMA
SHOES: MADDEN GIRL
BAG (picture 1-2): PRIMARK
BAG (picture 3-6): YVES RENARD
I hope you liked this first Fashion post! If I get some likes of you I’ll sure keep on looking for inspiration.
Tomorrow I’ll post the pictures I took of Serafien! So keep following my blog 😉