Category Spain

A Planning Guide: Reflections on 4 Months Traveling in Europe

The Trip of a Lifetime! I traveled in Europe from early September through late December 2021, and visited 14 different countries (woweee! 8 of which were new to me), while working part-time remotely. This is my guide to planning travel through Europe as an American, during year 2 of a pandemic (yes, it’s possible and […]

2012: My year in travel

Where in the world was Victoria? 2012…what an amazing year! It will likely go down in my books as one of the best years ever. I couldn’t have even imagined the fun I’d have, the things I’d learn, and the lifelong friends I’d meet when I decided to attend school at the University of Sussex […]

Trip: Southern Spain (Andalucía Region)

España es muy bonita! I was glad to be able to visit a part of Spain that I haven’t been to before. My winter break had just ended the day before, I attended a holiday party and didn’t sleep so I could make my 6am flight! What a day! Overall great trip! More details to […]

[City Guide] Granada, Spain

Ah, Granada was one of my favorite places in Southern Spain – up there with Barcelona in all of Spain. This whole region is characterized by a mix of Islamic and Christian architecture and this can be seen all over town! I’ve been taking my Spanish class so I tried to speak Spanish as much […]

Inside the Nasrid Palaces, Alhambra, Granada, Spain

Over winter break, I also went to the Andalusian region of Spain. It was very beautiful and I attempted to practice my Spanish! My favorite city of the 4 (Malaga, Granada, Cordoba, Sevilla) was definitely Granada. While there, we definitely had to visit the Alhambra. Our ticket to the Alhambra gave us a time slot […]

Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Buen Retiro, Madrid, Spain

Translated as “Park of Pleasant Retreat”, this vast and peaceful park in Madrid really did love up to its name. This photo is of the Palacio del Crystal (Crystal Palace) designed as a greenhouse to feature different exhibits through the years. It was an architectural feat of creating this house from glass and steel and […]