Saturday, March 8, 2014
Yesterday we traveled to Córdoba and spent the day there. We had a tour of the Mezquita, which was beautiful. There are 1,013 columns in the mosque. The colors and arches were so cool looking. We had free time to walk around and have lunch. We tried the friend eggplant and honey, which was so good. It was a beautiful day with great weather.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
This past weekend we traveled to Portugal! It was such a beautiful place and we had so much fun. Along with visiting the castles, I think my favorite part was trying the famous secret recipe pastry in Lisboa. It was delicious, but no one knows exactly what the ingredients are because the recipe is a secret, which is pretty cool.
|City of Lisboa|
|Famous pastry "secret recipe"|
|Sunset on the way home|
Monday, February 17, 2014
|This is the quatrefoil fountain at the Alcazar. As part of the monuments in Seville course, we visited the Alcazar. This was my second time here, but I still found many things I did not see the first time, like this fountain!|
Over the weekend, Tina and I ate lunch at The Room, which is a restaurant right across from school. We had great tapas. I had a tuna burger, which was delicious and Tina ordered hummus.
We ate dinner at the falafel place we love! We have already been there 3 times since we have been in Seville. I love falafel!
|My Tuna burger with the best potato chips- they weren't greasy or too salty, they were perfect!|
Saturday, February 8, 2014
|This was taken from the bus- it was so beautiful & really was as green as it appears in the photo.|
|The mountains were so beautiful|
|This is the "New Bridge" Puente Nuevo|
|Sarah, Tina, and I with the bridge & mountains in the background|
|Statue of a bull outside the bull fighting ring|
|The bull fighting ring in Ronda|
|Where the royal family sat to watch the bull fight- as the tour guide indicated- even the pillars are different in this section. They are more decorated compared to the others around the ring, which are much more simple in appearance.|
|The stairs to walk up to the second floor of the bull ring|
|The quatrefoil is my sorority symbol & this was taken from the second floor of the bull ring|
|Statues outside the entrance to the bull ring|
This past Friday we took a day trip to Ronda. We left around 9:30 and it took less than 2 hours to get there. We had our own tour guide who showed us the bull ring in the new part of Ronda and then, she took us to the old part of Ronda where we saw some churches and cool buildings. To get from the new part to the old part we crossed what is refereed to as the "New Bridge" or "Puente Nuevo" which was beautiful! We took lots of pictures and we could also see the mountains, which were also amazing!