Posts tagged Spain

Madrid For 24 Hours

Madrid is a place I am always up for revisiting ever since I was a student there. It made an embedded impression on me back in ten years ago, as much as it did in 2017, when I flew in with a friend for a football game – Spain vs Italy.

To put it simply, this is a city one needs to live in and savour. Tourist visits with limited timeframes don’t do it justice. There is so much to see and experience – the museums, architecture, sports events, parks, food… It is simply one of Europe’s gems.

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Pais Vasco, Pintxos And Rioja

I am sure that there is way more to Pais Vasco than the food and wine it is famous for – pintxos and Rioja. And yet, when I am sitting down to write the introducing words for the few photos I have taken there, my taste buds are still feeling the awesomeness Pais Vasco and Navarre cooked for us.

We found ourselves on a plane to Bilbao at the end of August. My wife had an A4 sheet with printed “Bride” stuck on her hands-on language and mine was saying “Groom”. People at the gate looked at us and smiled, while we were way too excited to think about anything else but what has just happened and the awaiting five days in Pais Vasco.

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Maravillosa Sevilla

Two weeks ago we took a weekend trip to wonderful Sevilla – a treat for the senses. The architecture is simply amazing, the food is more than delicious and witnessing a flamenco performance is simply extraordinary.

Upon arrival, the Sevillian heat hit us hard. It was nothing like the one I was used to in any other places on this earth I’ve visited or lived in. It was dry and persistent, embracing you with no way for you to escape its hug unless you get inside with the AC fights it successfully off. However, it was not strong enough to even make a difference while we were exploring the city.

Again, I found it difficult to pick up the camera and take a picture of everything that caught my eye. Besides, the sun was so strong, that I hardly doubt any photograph would do justice to anything I would try to picture. Alcázar de Sevilla, Plaza de España, the Catedral de Sevilla, la Giralda, and Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla were all visited during the day when the sun is high in the sky. I took, however, some pictures.

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