The Flea Market of Madrid | EL RASTRO

The Flea Market of Madrid | EL RASTRO

Every Sunday (and public holiday) in Madrid there is a massive flea market called El Rastro. Spanning from the La Latina metro stop all the way down Calle de la Ribera de Curtidores, tapering off near the Acacias metro station. It is a tradition that dates from Medieval ages, and it attracts thousands of tourists [...]

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Guide to a Weekend in Cadiz, Spain

Guide to a Weekend in Cadiz, Spain

If you are looking for an escape from busy city life and want nothing more than a relaxing weekend on endless stretches of beach, look no further than Cadiz. Cadiz is technically an island in Andalucia, in the south of Spain. It is famous for its massive beaches, awesome food, and laid-back atmosphere. It was [...]

The Port of Asturias | Gijón

The Port of Asturias | Gijón

After our one night stop-off in Oviedo, it was time to head just a little bit farther north and get to the ocean. Gijón is easily accessible by bus from the main Oviedo station. The ticket cost about €2 and the journey was less than 30 minutes. The sun was shining, there was no harsh [...]

A Day in Oviedo | Asturias Trip

A Day in Oviedo | Asturias Trip

The third weekend of February was another long weekend for public schools, which meant we had to plan a trip out of Madrid! We opted to visit two cities in the region of Asturias in the north of Spain. Famous for its food and cider, I knew that the weekend was going to be incredible. [...]

Spanish Wine Country | La Rioja

Spanish Wine Country | La Rioja

Spanish wine is tragically underrated. Looking back on my waitressing days, I can't count how many times I tried to sell a table a bottles of a Spanish red only to watch them turn up their nose and pick something from Sonoma or France instead. Many people are ignorant of the wonder of Spanish wine, [...]

Cacéres & Trujillo

Cacéres & Trujillo

As a kid, there was nothing I hated more than long car rides with my family. I usually got carsick, fought with my brother, or grew irritated with my parents and resorted to my adolescent coping mechanism of tuning everyone out, listening to angsty songs on my CD player as we drove on and on. [...]

Beyond Madrid | Hiking in Cercedilla

Beyond Madrid | Hiking in Cercedilla

When you live in a big city, sometimes you forget how to breathe. You are smothered by mile-high sky scrapers and endless city blocks of apartment complexes, choked out by the constant noise and air pollution and congested by the constant streams of movement, hustle and bustle up and down the busy streets. Over time, [...]