• Travel

    72 HOURS IN MADRID

    Saturday, July 13th, 5:25. My alarm goes off, almost immediately silenced by the delicious click of the snooze button I press in hopes of catching up with the three hours of sleep I´m missing- in eight minutes. Dizzy with excitement, nauseous from a lack of eating, and star-struck by being spoken to in Spanish (seven years of Spanish class and I couldn´t say more than hola to the good looking flight attendant), our trip began. I would like to start this off by saying that three days are not enough to explore Madrid and al it contains. In the three days I spent in my new favorite place, I made…

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    MY BIGGEST FEAR MY GREATEST LOVE: THE OCEAN

        The ocean calls to me. In the most absurd way, because I’m terrified of it. Did you know that more than 70% of the ocean is yet to be discovered by humans? We have no idea of what‘s down here. Hell, we know more about space than we do about our own oceans. There’s movies, photoshopped pictures, horror stories of people being attacked by sharks or drowning. There’s so much to fear. And yet I can’t contain the urge to be in the water. I can’t go in deep yet. My heart rate speeds up so much and I begin to panic. “In surfing, fear is healthy. Panic…

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    9 HOURS IN AMSTERDAM // A DIARY

    Amsterdam is a city I´ve honestly only ever seen on Instagram or Tumblr, which is weird, since I technically live only a few hours away. Living in Europe is so cool, travel distances are mostly short and there is no hassle with money exchange or passports, but to find the time to travel to places, even if they´re only three hours away, is difficult sometimes. This is why we decided to visit Amsterdam. But only for a day. I spent nine hours in Amsterdam, and this is everything I did.

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    BALCONY VIEWS / OUR HOTEL IN LISBON

    Our hotel is located right next to the city center of Lisbon, one side street away from the main shopping street, and the view is amazing! It´s close enough for it to be located in a calm area surrounded by cute local-seeming restaurants (nothing compared to the restaurants on the main street with their annoying waiters that literally run after you to offer you drinks) but still very present in the city bustling. The weather today was increadibly gorgeous, we walked around exploring shops and a few tourist-destinations and saw a lot of street musicians and artists, which was really beautiful. These balconies remind me of the ones I see…

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    Portugal Day 1: Cascais

    We spent our first day in Cascais exploring the city, just walking around, eating food that was sold to us as traditional Portuguese food (Not sure if it was a tourist scam or not, but it was very fish-based, so it feels right to call it Portuguese?), eating Churros (not very Portuguese), and discovering the sweet city.