semana santa (in review).

27 Apr

My apologies for a huge hiatus in posts – last week was Semana Santa (Holy Week) and we got 11 uninterrupted days off from work for travel, relaxation, and…prayer? So maybe I didn’t partake in that last one, but here’s some things I managed to get done:

  • show one of my best friends from my sorority in college, Krisse, around Madrid. We checked off a lot of the classic to-dos: visits to Parque del Buen Retiro, Museo del Prado, copious amounts of tapas and sangria, churros on chocolate, and visits to Zara and Mango, claro.
  • spent some time in Palma de Mallorca, Arenal, and Valldemossa on the island of Mallorca. Win.
  • headed back to my favorite city in the world, Barcelona. My obsession is back, and it’s bad.
I’ll be back in blog-mode this coming week for sure and will have more detailed accounts of my trip and other recent goings-on, but until then, here are some of my favorite photos from the last two weeks. (Oh, and many of these photos were taken by Krisse on her DSLR camera which is now quickly shaping up to be the #1 thing on my “things I’ll buy when I have money” list).

plaza de oriente, madrid.

krisse and alia in valldemossa, mallorca.

cathedral in palma de mallorca.

mediterranean sea, mallorca, islas baleares

gaudí and ANTM.

no words.

lily allyn gordon and i celebrating Dia de Sant Jordi in the best place on earth.

3 Responses to “semana santa (in review).”

  1. Kathy Satterfield April 27, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    My husband Tim and I are trying to catch up to you, Gillian, in our old age in terms of world travel. Within the next few years we would like to plan some trips to Europe, including Spain. You reference Barcelona as your most favorite city of all. It begs the question: Why? Do you mind explaining when you have time? Your answer could help us plan some travel (and perhaps others as well…)

    • gillian April 28, 2011 at 4:18 am #

      Sure! I´ll definitely get on that ASAP. Barcelona is a great city – but a lot of people I´ve met prefer Madrid so I´ll probably do a post on the ins and outs of both!

      Thanks for reading 🙂


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