Before I moved to Spain, I had read a lot about the history of Spain, its people, and its position in Europe. While some places in Europe are, quite frankly, less fascinating in terms of their history, Spain has always stood out to me for its extremely diverse culture. Perhaps part of that is because where my parents … Continue reading
Category Archives: Spain
The Aftermath: How Spain Still Affects Me
There’s something extremely bizarre about feeling more culturally connected to a foreign country – one that you only spent two years of your life in – rather than where you happened to grow up. When I speak of my experience in Spain, I often have to interject with, “but those were the two most influential … Continue reading
Traveller Takeover (Part 1): Melissa!
Throughout my travels, I’ve been fortunate enough to meet some fellow like-minded travellers with interesting stories of their own. As someone who always likes to know someone else’s ‘story’, it’s become important to me that some of these tales be shared on the blog. Thankfully, my good friend Melissa has agreed to start off this … Continue reading
Why Do I Keep Dreaming About Spain?
I’ve been having some strange dreams lately. When I say ‘strange’, I refer to how vivid, surreal, and aesthetically beautiful these brief portraits have been. One of these dreams made me feel oddly emotional, while another one felt completely natural. How does any of this make sense? It all started three weeks ago, when I dreamt of … Continue reading
Top 5: Places I Would Revisit
I have a constant need to try new things, visit new places, and meet new people. I’m a fan of novelty, although once I’ve decided I truly like something, it sticks with me for life. This, of course, translates to my taste in travel. Although my dream would be to continue visiting new places, I would … Continue reading
Why Does Travel Make Your Life Zoom By?
I recently realized one incredible fact: I am no longer a child. This “fact” may seem silly to some, but to me, it’s a reflection of something I’ve struggled with for a few years now. I’ve always thought of myself as one of the kids, one of those people who’s too young to understand certain … Continue reading
The Great Canary Island: A Holiday in Gran Canaria
It all started with an early morning flight. My friend, Monica, and I had decided that it was worth trekking to Madrid’s airport at 5am to catch a well-priced flight to Spain’s Canary Islands. Why? We had heard the Canary Islands were magical – several different islands off the coast of Morocco in the Atlantic … Continue reading
The Spanish Titans: Madrid vs. Barcelona
Whether you’ve lived in Spain or not, it’s fairly well-known that any comparison between Madrid and Barcelona often ends in a heated debate. More often than not, football (the world’s most popular sport, of course) is often at the center of such a debate, or at least mentioned. This was, in truth, how it was … Continue reading
Munchies Monday: Sumosan Sushi in Madrid
Spanish food isn’t my favourite, particularly the kind that is made in Madrid. On the bright side, Madrid offers an array of amazing cuisine, particularly of the Japanese variety. The amount of Japanese restaurants to be found around Madrid is incredible, and often cheaper than one would expect! As a result of that, I’ve had … Continue reading
Lessons: Learning Patience in Spain
Anyone who’s lived – or even been – to Spain will know that the Spanish lifestyle can easily test one’s patience. Nothing in Madrid – the capital city of the country – seems to run as fast as it would at home, so imagine what life in small-town Spain must be like! Contrary to popular … Continue reading