Snapshots of Salamanca

My brief time in Salamanca, Spain was made up of coffee and lots of pastries. It must have been due to the cold and rainy October weather, and the fact that I just came from Southern Spain. But I thoroughly enjoyed the empty streets as opposed to a crowded college town. Since I only had…

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Gaudi’s Barcelona

Barcelona is an architect’s city. When you walk its streets, you are easily transported into an eclectic mix of Modernism, Baroque and Gothic Art. One noted architect in particular dominates  Barcelona’s streets. Antonio Gaudi’s legacy can be seen all over the city. From the infamous La Sagrada Familia to the lamp posts of Plaza Real….

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Spain and The Single Girl

My love affair with Spain started last year when I stayed there for a month. It has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Without question, Spain occupies a special place in my heart and I plan on going back and exploring more of it someday. Fortunately,I was able to travel around the…

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Beautiful Churches of Italy and Spain

Italy and Spain are two of the most religious countries in the world. Their rich and long history can be seen through their religious architectures, buildings and structures. More specifically, Italy and Spain has some of the most beautiful churches and cathedrals in the world. Not surprising since Italy’s capital, Rome is the heart of Roman Catholicism…

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Crossing the Strait of Gibraltar

Sometimes it’s not always about the destination but the journey itself. That’s what it was like when I crossed the Strait of Gibraltar, an experience I’ve been longing to check off my list since I first read about it when I was eleven. The Strait of Gibraltar is bordered by Spain, Morocco and the British…

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Midnight Train to Lisbon

  A great way to fully experience Spain and Portugal is by train. Sure you can easily jet off from Madrid to Lisbon but in cases like mine, it just made more sense to take the Trenhotel. I already had a Spain and Portugal Rail Pass and I wanted to experience an overnight train firsthand….

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