We had a muffin for breakfast and then we went to a food market to try lots of yummie Spanish food 😉
As I announced a couple of days ago, I’m on my way to Madrid! During this 3-day trip ill try to update my blog with my impressions of the city!
This is what I’ve been doing in the bus:
(I have Wi-Fi on the bus btw, which is great!)
Keep on following and reading! I’ll update my blog today for sure 😉
In November I visited my sister Céline in Granada, where she was staying for her Erasmus program. I went there with a Honduran friend, named Mario.
We took a flight to Barcelona, and then we had a connection to Granada, but between the two flights we had to wait like 10 hours at the airport which was the worst experience ever! Because we arrived late, all the shops were closed and we just couldn’t do anything. In the end Mario bought us a bottle of wine, and after talking a while, we tried to get some sleep.
After we arrived in Granada, we visited an arena, but there were no bull fights at the time so we just went in for looking around. We also went visiting the famous Alhambra, which is some kind of famous palace with an amazing view of the city. We stayed there all day and even though you need to be in good shape to walk all the way up to the palace, we did it! (My sister and me were so happy that we didn’t wear high heels that day because it would have ruined everything!). We really enjoyed the amazing view and the sun shining ‘bright like a diamond’. After that visit we just wandered around in the city for taking random pictures.
Next to the touristic visits, we also tasted of the Spanish life at a house party of some friends of my sister. Everyone made a typical dish of his own country to take to the party. We made some kind of easy vanilla pudding with speculoos (those are my favorite Belgian cookies!). It was delicious and we were clearly not the only ones who thought so, cause we were almost immediately out of pudding! The thing I loved the most at that party was the fact that some Spanish guys were playing the guitar while singing Spanish songs. It was an amazing experience!
It was a really cool, but short trip!
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In this post I’ll write another review about a city in Spain that I visited. This time I’ll talk about Zamora.
Zamora is a city in the northwest of Spain, near the frontier with Portugal. It is crossed by the Duero river and they actually offer boatrides on the river, but sadly they only start those boat trips at the end of March. But there was of course more than just a river in the city. Zamora counts 24 Romanesque style churches, which makes it the city where you can find most churches of that style of all Europe.
We did a walking tour through the city and I think we passed like 15 of them.
On the Internet I read an article about the Holy Week in Zamora. Everyone in the city is celebrating and there are lots of activities during that week. When I visited the city last week, people of all ages were allready practising some songs that they are going to play during the festivities!
I took pictures of some views I liked. On the first picture, you see like a connection between 2 buildings. I can’t really say why, but I really liked this. It connected two buildings, of which one was completely different of the other one. It made me think about the group I was visiting the city with. We are all completely different persons, of all different countries (Belgium (me!), Korea, Japan, United Kingdom, Czech Republic & United States), but even though there are so many differences between us, we still connect, and we had a great time together!
On the second picture you can see the most original mailbox I’ve seen in my life. If there is living a little boy in that house, he is so lucky to have parents that are that original to put a mailbox like that!
On the next picture, I like the fact that the bridge was reflected in the water. That always makes me think of the pictures of cities in travel brochures, but I hadn’t seen that a lot of times for real until now.
The forth pictures show some kind of tree that I call ‘army-trees’. The have the color of camouflaged soldiers who are hiding in the woods. I put the picture in black and white now, but I’m sure that if you would see a tree like that for real, that you would immediately think on the soldiers too! 😉
On the last two pictures you see 2 images that you can find a lot in Spain. I personally love the typical streets that go up or down a bit. It’s typical for this country I guess. I’m not sure but I think that storks are really common in here. I saw some of them in Béjar allready too! (Check out my post about Béjar to know more about that!)
Anyway, I hope you all liked this post. I all wish you a happy further Sunday!
I prepared some food, my friends 😉
On Saturday i went to Toro with some friends.
Toro seems to be like a small medieval town in Spain, that comes straight out of an old movie. I was really imagining myself in that movie that I had in my head. The only thing that was missing were the people who were riding on their horses. When I didn’t see them anywhere, I went back to reality ;-).
The city/town is known for its wine and its many churches, so we went sightseeing and after that we enjoyed a glass a red wine.
I was walking around in Zamora yesterday when I passed by this building. I fell in love with it. This is the style of house I would like to live in if I would live in a city.
It’s super classy with its big windows and its little balconies! And I love the fact that its pink which makes it look like it comes straight out of a fairy tale!
Who agrees with me that this is a dream house?
(Too bad that my dreams don’t always come true!)