[It’s been 3 months since I last blogged. I knoooow, I’m sorry! Unfortunately my laptop decided not to work, so the blogging took a vacation while I appreciated my last 3 months in my version of paradise.]
I remember before I left the United States I was really excited nervous (to the point where I had nervous diarrhea. Does that happen to anyone else?!). I mean, 9 months without your friends and family in a strange country sounds exactly what it sounds like: exciting, risky, insane, awesome, wild, adventurous. And all those adjectives exactly describe my life in Spain.
These 9 months have gone by faster than the time it takes to wash and dry my laundry, Kim Kardashian’s wedding and the Miami zombie attack (too soon?). Here’s a month by month recap of my life through pictures.
We found our apartment in Malaga!
We get our NIEs
Sniffing around the Malagueta for the first time
Making friends/getting drunk at our orientation
Up in the Gibralfaro in Malaga
Malaga’s version of Oktoberfest
Halloween spanish style is scary not slutty
Chillin’ in Cadiz
Jerez de la Frontera
Sherry tasting at Tio Pepe
Bicycle + canals = Amsterdam
The sign was too huge to get in one single shot
Who knew Morocco could look like this?
The Royal Palace gates of Fes
Riding on a camel through the Sahara Desert
Group picture at Asilah, Morocco
Christmas time in the Plaza de la Constitucion
Belem in front of the cathedral
Christmas party in our apartment!
Super cute ‘pueblo blanco’ called Frigiliana
Decorated windows in Frigiliana
Plaza de España in Sevilla
Inside of the Sagrada Familia
Baaaarcelona for New Year’s
Typical Porto food of francezhina, which is a sandwich with steak, sausage and ham, topped with melted cheese and smothered in some yummy sauce and fried egg. -Portugal
Sintra’s Pena Palace
View of the Atlantic Ocean from Portugal
Malaga vs. Sevilla soccer game
Malaga won! Puta Se-vi-lla, puta Sevilla!
Inside Dracula’s castle in Transylvania, Romania
Peles Castle in Sinaia, Romania
In front of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey
Inside a turkish market
Inside a squat in Berlin, Germany
Seeing history with my own eyes! Part of the Berlin Wall!
My little sister came to visit! Eating at Muelle Uno
Making chocolate oreo truffle balls
Around the Teide area in Tenerife
Garachico’s natural swimming pools
Playa Teresitas in Tenerife
Driving up the mountains of Tenerife
My favorite picture of the Canary monkeys
Semana Santa pastries
Traditional flamenco dresses
Cabo de Gata in Almeria
Los patios in Cordoba
Las Cruces in Cordoba
Another gorgeous patio
My brother, his girlfriend and our three other friends came to visit! We’re standing in front of the “Antonio Banderas” statue
SO moist to feed a Gibraltar monkey!
The monkeys are hoooongry
Cliff jumping in Nerja
Playing around in the beautiful water
Waterfall in Ronda
Ronda’s another classic “pueblo blanco”
In front of Ronda’s new puente
And that’s pretty much my year in a nutshell. It’s been a fantastic experience where I’ve grown, learned and explored. As I said, all good things must come to an end.. until September. Luckily, I’ll be back in Malaga for another year with my best friend/love Lenny.
I couldn’t ask for a better person to share this experience with ❤
And the countdown until September 26 begins Malaga!