Beaches, Sangrias, and Ancient Roman ruins: Some of my upcoming travel plans!

There always come a time in a travel blogger’s life where something keeps them from traveling and keeping up with regular updates. A stolen computer for example, or a concussion that leaves you forgetting how to write in the English language. Luckily my lack of updates isn’t too severe, and as you may have guessed from my previous update, it’s grad school applications that is taking up a lot of my free time.

And of course I would apply to a grad program which suddenly gets canceled a month before the application is due. Regardless, I’ll continue writing my letters of intent and completing these packages to send out, so fingers crossed!

On a more brighter (and sunnier!) side, my Easter break has begun, and I’ll be in Spain for the next two weeks! And then it’s Italy for my birthday weekend. So expect some exciting upcoming posts! In the meantime, here’s a photo collage I made of some of my favourite things about Spain!

Have you been to Spain? What are some things you love about Spain?



  1. March 24, 2013 / 11:47 am

    I went to Barcelona, Toledo, Madrid, Granada, Cordoba and Seville last year. Hands down best was Granda. The Alhambra is absolutely breath taking. Also, try and squeeze in a trip to the turkish baths if you can!

    • Michelle
      March 24, 2013 / 1:01 pm

      Wow, you’ve been to a lot of places in Spain! I’ll definitely look into turkish baths! Thanks! 😀

  2. March 29, 2013 / 11:33 pm

    I used to live in Valencia! It is way underrated, and definitely worth the time – it’s Spain’s third largest city, and is only a few hours from both Madrid and Barcelona. The old city centre has a lot of great architecture as well as loads of good places to stop in for tapas, and the old Turia river bed was turned into an amazing park after the river was rerouted around the city following a major flood in the 1950s. There’s a good dose of modernity too with the City of Arts and Sciences, designed by Santiago Calatrava – even if you don’t go into the museums it makes for great photos! Paella rice is also grown in Valencia, and if you go to the rice flats you can get your hands on some of the best paella in the country.

    Toledo and Cuenca are also both really awesome towns for day-trips – both are within two hours of Madrid. Toledo has a lot of historical value for such a small place, and is also famous for is gold damascene jewelry, and Cuenca is a really sweet and tiny town home to some ancient buildings literally hanging off the side of a cliff, known as the Casas Colgadas (Hanging Houses).

    Sorry for the novel, I could talk anyone’s ear off about Spain! Have a wonderful trip 🙂

    • Michelle
      April 9, 2013 / 10:49 pm

      Wow thanks for all the info! And not to worry, if I went to as many places in Spain as you, I’d talk endlessly about how much I love it there! 😀 I never got a chance to go to Valencia unfortunately, but I definitely will for my next trip to Spain! 🙂

  3. June 3, 2013 / 1:01 am

    I second Granada as being amazing, I’d happily live there. There’s so many cool little nooks and crannies to explore – it’s a great city. Check out some of the vegan/vegetarian restaurants too – they have a great vibe.

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