madrid day two part 2

Ahhhh I’m so sorry, I haven’t posted in ages. It’s been crazy trying to be an adult so I have to adjust my time management. Anyways here is part 2…

After our lunch we headed to our afternoon guided tour which was nice and relaxing, we even got a chance to see the bull fighting stadium which we wouldn’t have been able to otherwise. And luckily it rained while we were on the tour so we stayed dry in the comfort of the bus.

Once our tour finished we walked through the plaza España and then up to the Debod temple (the oldest building in Madrid) from there we explored the old town and enjoyed walking down all the curving narrow streets.

Of course we also had to stop and have some chocolate and churros at San Gines, as Madrid is know for it. Pictures to come in separate food post.

We even ran into a wedding so we stopped to see the bride and groom and snap some pics. After dong some shopping it started to rain again so we need to find shelter and food…

We happened upon this little restaurant called Le Maria and omg…. this was by far the best meal we had on our entire trip. I have never been wined and dined in this fashion ever before but now I wish it were how I dine every night. Included in our 2.2 euro service charge was a glass of prosecco, gazpacho, crackers and cheese, bread and then after dinner an orange smoothie, and a vat of coffee liqueur. It was unlike anything I’ve ever experience and I loved every minute of it. If you are in Madrid you NEED to go.

By then the rain had let up and we headed back to our hotel for the night.





madrid day one

Before this trip I had never been to Spain before. So the only pretext I had was what I had learned about Spain in my Spanish classes all throughout school. And my main takeaway from class was siestas and sangria. Shout-out to Professora Thoms, hope you are well and drinking some sangria rn.

Anyways I didn’t really have many expectations for Spain like I did for Paris or for Rome (still mad about the trevi fountain incident). And when we arrived in Madrid I was blow away. First off I had no idea that Madrid is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, cue people everywhere. Secondly the style of buildings and overall architecture is so unique in comparison to other European cities.

After arriving, we headed out to explore the city, and at the top of my list of things to do in Madrid was to row boats in the park and get some chocolate and churros. First stop the park….the Parque del Retiro is a mix between all your favorite parks, it has classic French symmetry, but also lots of trees, a palace and a conservatory and a pond for rowing boats, as mentioned before.

If you couldn’t tell already I was very excited about the boats. I feel like everyone I know that has been to Madrid has rowed boats in the park and I was so excited. It was literally the first thing we did when we got there because I couldn’t wait. I will say I got a little nervous because I don’t have any prior boat rowing experience and there were fish in the pond and I’m deathly afraid. There was a brief moment in which I almost said no to rowing boats but tg I didn’t. I wasn’t a very good rower but I certainly would not call myself the worst…but my mom might lol.

To be completely honest this was the highlight of the trip. I loved every minute of and it did not disappoint.

We laid low the rest of the day enjoying the double decker hop-on hop-off bus and the sun.

But, our day wasn’t complete until we had our first taste of sangria. And after just one sip we were hooked, we enjoyed our sangria and paella in the Plaza Mayor. And I think we’d both agree that our first day in Spain was a success.




p.s. separate food posts & flickr albums are to follow 🙂


a weekend in columbus

My final spring break it finally here…it’s bittersweet but regardless it’s so nice to have the week off.

I started my break by visiting my sister out in Columbus with my mom over the past weekend. We got to see and do a lot while we where there so I decided to share some of the highlights here including some of my fashion and lots of the food…





Full outfit details coming soon…



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