A recap of my three days in Valencia, Spain at the beginning of June.… Read More Recap. Three days in Valencia.
January Rome In January I spent a weekend in Rome. It was my first visit to the eternal city and definitely not my last! I loved how walkable the city center was and at every corner there was something to see: churches, fountains, monuments, markets, and so much more! My highlight: The MAXXI Museum for… Read More My travels in 2016.
What I did during my 3 days in Barcelona in December 2016.… Read More Recap. 3 days in Barcelona.
Next week I’m heading to Barcelona for 3 days. It’s my 5th visit to the Catalan capital and I can’t wait to explore more of this city that has grown so much on me during my last visit in March 2013. I’ll be staying in Gracia, a neighborhood I fell in love with. Here’s what I’ve… Read More Barcelona. Travel plans for a weekend in December 2016.
On my way to New York I had a 21 hour long layover in Madrid and this visit could be summed up as “walk, drink, eat, repeat”. After checking into my hostal on Calle Fuencarral I walked over to the Mercado de San Anton in Chueca. This market sells fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and cheese… Read More Spain. 21 hours in Madrid.
On Calle Fuencarral -one of Madrid’s busiest shopping streets- in the hip Malasaña neighborhood is this brand new street food market: Mercado de San Ildefonso. The 18 food stalls on 3 floors offer snacks, street food and typical Spanish tapas. Additionally there’s a bar on each floor and 2 indoor terraces. I visited at… Read More Madrid. Visiting the new streetfood market Mercado de San Ildefonso.
Upcoming trips: a weekend in Rome and two trips to the US 2016 is looking mighty fine – at least in terms of my travels and airfare. Just a few days ago I booked a weekend trip to Rome (30€ return flights with RyanAir!) for the end of this month. A few things on my to-do list:… Read More Travel plans 2016
From NYC I flew to Madrid and arrived at the airport about 10 am. I took the metro to Plaza de Espana and checked into my hostal on Gran Via. The single room costs 30,-€ a night with a shower and sink in the room, just the toilets were shared. It was a beautiful old building… Read More Madrid. Recap – May 2015.
… and then suddenly the sky cleared up and the rain stopped and I decided to quickly head to the beach, which was the best decision I could have made. The beach was unreal on that day, stormy with really big waves. Photos from my afternoon and evening there are here and here.
“A big city is not to be confounded with a populous one.” (Aristotles)