Posts in category Spain

Lost Road Trip – Vigo and Santiago de Compostela

Lost Road Trip – Vigo and Santiago de Compostela

The passage from Portugal into Spain was admittedly less than spectacular. A short bridge with a sign with the European Union seal and the word España went by and in a fraction of a second we were in a different country. I myself did feel an a fun little tingle, like seeing a familiar friend […]

South to Seville – Part 3 (Alcázar of Seville)

South to Seville – Part 3 (Alcázar of Seville)

For the viewers of season five of Game of Thrones, the scenes that take place in the Kingdom of Dorne under the rule of House Martell provided a mild, Mediterranean backdrop to the series’ extremes in the cold snow of winter and the dry, desert heat. Season five aired a couple weeks after my visit […]

South to Seville – Part 2 (Plaza de España, Maria Luisa Park)

South to Seville – Part 2 (Plaza de España, Maria Luisa Park)

Passing the University of Seville over broad, tidy sidewalks and by orange tree after orange tree, I approached the grand, Plaza de España. Built for the Ibero-American Exposition World’s Fair in 1928, the massive plaza’s size feels immersive and humbling. Coupled with its size, the colorful, detailed, and intricate designs on every single railing, tile, ceiling, and bench […]

South to Seville – Part 1 (City Center, Seville Cathedral, Jewish Quarter)

South to Seville – Part 1 (City Center, Seville Cathedral, Jewish Quarter)

Waking up bright and early, my sister, nephew, brother-in-law, and I carried our bags and the stroller out and said goodbye to the decadent Westin Palace Madrid after a couple days in the Spanish capital. After some delays from ticket confusion at Atocha Station, we rushed down to the platform and hopped on the high […]

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