I’m back with my third and final post about my trip to Lisbon back in October! This will cover our last day in the city, which primarily was a day trip to nearby Belém. Belém (Portuguese for Bethlehem) is an neighborhood on the western side of Lisbon that’s famous for its high concentration of historic…
A day in Sintra
Hello, and welcome to my second post on my trip to Lisbon! As mentioned in my main post, the majority of Friday was spent in Sintra, which I felt deserved it’s own post due to the large amount of photos I took. Sintra is a region near Lisbon (around an hour by train) that’s a hugely popular…
Lisbon and the beaches
Welcome to another one of my travels! This past weekend I went to Lisbon, Portugal, with my friend Andrew. Throughout the four-day holiday we explored Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, Belém, and many other excited sites.
A few weeks ago I was able to experience the beautiful city of Toledo with my friend Andrew while he was visiting me. From architecture to history to amazing food, this day had it all! Come take a look at what we did together.
Valencia: Las Fallas and La Cremà
Hello all! Yesterday I went to Valencia, a city in the east of Spain on the Mediterranean coast, for the famous celebration of Las Fallas (Spanish) or Les Falles, (in Valencian). While Spain is known for it’s eccentric and wild festivals and holidays, Falles might be the most interesting of them all. It’s quite famous and definitely a “must-see while…
Berlin: History, great food, and cold weather
This past weekend I spent a couple days in Berlin with Ali, a friend also in the BEDA program here in Madrid. We had a 3-day weekend and decided to plan a trip together and ended up choosing Berlin primarily due to cheap flights. While we didn’t have any initial goals, the trip ended up turning into a mixture of exploring the city (and it’s history) and eating lots of good food.
A day in El Escorial and Segovia
This past weekend I took a day trip to Segovia and El Escorial with Zoa, one of my close Spanish friends, and her father. Both Segovia and El Escorial are historical cities within an hour from Madrid, which make them popular candidates for day trips.
The Return to Belgium
This past week we had some holidays here in Spain for Constitution Day and the Immaculate Conception, so many people took this time to travel. I myself ended up going back to Belgium. I planned this trip with Melina, a good friend from Greece that I met in Linz, and I also wanted to see Xavier again. The trip itself was only a few days, which pales in comparison to the month I spent here last time, but nonetheless was a great time.
A day at La Granja: My first field trip
Today I got to accompany my classes on their first field trip of the year so I figured I would write about it now while the day is still fresh in my mind. Last week one of the other teachers told me that first and second grades were taking a trip to “La Granja” (Spanish…
Belgium, part 4
Hello! I’m finally back with my final post on my trip to Belgium. It’s been over a month since I left Belgium, so I apologize for the delay, as I was super busy getting settled in to Madrid. This post should cover the last few days I spent in Belgium, including trips to Brussels, Ghent, and Bruges, and some final times with my friends.