Where Lisbon is gritty, lively, and and a little rough around the edges, Sintra is magical and picturesque, both being different versions of the same Portuguese culture. You must plan a day trip to Sintra if you are ever planning a trip to Lisbon anyways. You can take a commuter train to Sintra from just about any train station in Lisbon, and depending from which … Continue reading Finding magic in Sintra Hills.
As I looked out over the city of Lisbon from the Sao Jorge Castle, the sunshine blanketed mon visage with the warmth of complete and utter happiness. There is nothing like this city, filled entirely with colorful homes for miles, resting upon hill after hill. The world never ceases to amaze me, and Lisbon did not disappoint. After our adventures in Sevilla, Spain, my travel … Continue reading Lisboa, Lisboa
Sometimes, you find yourself on your hands and knees on the floor of a random club in a city in Southern Spain at 4am trying to look for your friend’s lost phone. Sometimes, in cases such as these, you are given weird looks by the locals and asked different questions in a language you don’t understand, so you have to awkwardly mime while trying to … Continue reading Crawling on club floors: my many adventures in Sevilla, Spain!
After our time in Valencia, my fellow assistants and I made our way down to Granada. First things first though. Despite the long 8 hour bus ride, we were able to enjoy a gorgeous view the entire way down of both the mountains and the Spanish countryside, 8 hours of constant beauty. Though a longer bus ride means less time in the city, I really … Continue reading Wonderment in Andalusian hills: my brief but well appreciated stop in Granada