Category Archives: spain


touring andalucía.

the costa del sol.

hola from españa! 

for the last week we have traveled throughout andalucía, the southern region of spain known for it’s rich spanish + muslim heritage, fiery fiestas, flamenco + bullfighting traditions, delectable tapas, and it’s long stretches of sandy coastline along both the atlantic and mediterranean. from the grand architecture of sevilla to the sunny beaches of fuengirola, all the way down to the rock of gibralter with it’s misty view of africa and large colony of barbary monkeys, to the med coast and the gorgeous resort town of salobreña, then north to granada, and finally, madrid: the lively and impressive capital. tomorrow we head home, but today we explore this vibrant city…ciao!



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hola portugal y españa!

a coastal adventure.


bom dia blog readers and sunny greetings once agin from europe! I’m on a train to the lovely town of sintra, just north of lisbon, portugal. for the next two weeks I’ll be traversing the coasts of portugal and spain in search of glorious sunshine, cool beaches, great music and amazing food…already I am enamored with portugal – the city of lisbon is fantastic! Artsy, eclectic, and vibrant – the streets are bustling day and night. We’ve walked throughout the rossio – dining in baixa, admiring the castelo de sao jorge with its sweeping views of the city, and reveling in the nightlife of barrio alto. Today’s destination is the famed sintra with its moorish temples, palaces and cliffside retreats. Tomorrow we depart for the algarve and the coast at lagos…until then – ciao!


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