Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Holiday in Spain

It's so hard to believe that it was already a month ago that I was wandering the streets of Marrakech on the other side of the world!

Everytime we needed a reality check my friend E and I would look at eachother and say: "Um, we're in Africa." It was postively beautiful, in it's own way of course, There was a huge culture shock as it is considered a developing country, but what I couldn't get over (for Spain as well) was how rich in history these places were. The streets I was walking on were the same streets that people walked on hundreds of years ago AND the buildings and the architecture were, for the most, the same as well.
America just doesn't have that history.

Our itinerary was 17 days of craziness, but worth every moment.

4 days Marrakech -> 2 days in Barcelona -> 12 hours in Pamplona -> 2 day in San Sebastian -> 2 more days in Barcelona -> 4 days in Madrid

Pamplona and Madrid definitely top the list of favorite places, San Sebastian was beautiful but I spent 1 day sick and 1 day sunburned to a crisp so my associations are a little biased :)

Here are a few snapshots:
Tea Service on the Dejemaa al fna

Mosque on the walk back to our Riad

Colorful wall at Jardin Majorelle

Much needed Beach time in San Sebastian

Plaza del Toro in Pamplona
Meringue as big as my head from a Patisserie in San Sebastian
The Lord's Prayer in Latin at Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia
An alleyway off La Plaza Major in Madrid
And, of course, a Flamenco Show to top it all off!

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous pictures! I would love to go to Spain!

    P.S. thanks so much for the follow! Have a great week!