Chao España

Dear Sevilla, Córdoba, Granada and Madrid: Thank you. I’ll be back soon.

I wrapped up my month in Spain with ten days in the capital. It’s a grand city, flanked by two huge parks; The Royal Palace, west and El Retiro Park, east

 

I’ve already written about the amazing Arte. Here are some other highlights of my visit.

I arrived on November 2nd, the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). I had no idea this was celebrated in Spain. Turns out it’s the culmination of a three day celebration—Halloween, All Souls Day and Day of the Dead. Unfortunately, the line to get into the La Tabacalera for the Dia de los Muertos celebration was around the block. I gave up when I estimated it was 500+ people long. But, I did run into this fantastic bike race in the Plaza Mayor.

 

 

Once again I met up with my friend Kristina AKA Kristina de Sevilla. No, she’s not from Sevilla, she’s Swedish. I met her in Sevilla and then Córdoba and then again in Granada and finally in Madrid. We had some grand times together discussing travel and modern art over—wine, beer, tapas and pinchos (small snacks). Oh my! We had a Bon Voyage party at a little hole in the wall called Los Gatos. So sad to see her head home 😦 Hopefully we’ll meet again soon. Colombia?

 

 

 

 

 

Directions for Madrid: 1, Get out your camera. Madrid is a city full of magnificent cathedrals, palaces, museums, fountains, boulevards. There are plenty of big camera opportunities. These were shot with my Moto X4. My two-pound Nikon didn’t make the cut on this 10 kilo all-in trip.

 

Fuente de Neptuno

 

I stopped in at Wash&Lock and my twin sister (see for yourself) from Venezuela helped me navigate their digital system. Clean laundry. Yay!

 

Daily updates on Instagram!

Next stop: Kara, Carl and the Bug in Brooklyn!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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