Hey, it’s been a minute! I have been busy with my mom and brother visiting but they just headed home yesterday and I want to catch you up on my recent activities!
Aidan and I went to London for a weekend and met up with our friend Grace there. We were able to fly right from Zaragoza after work on a Thursday which was cool. The airport here is teeny tiny and literally had one flight going out that day. I swear I only even saw one airplane. We arrived in London and got absolutely grilled at customs which seemed odd but anyways they let us through. We stayed in a cheap hostel a ways out from the center for three nights. It was above a super typical neighborhood pub which was cool. The Tube was easy to use to head in town for the day but it was really expensive! At least it seemed to operate well (way better than NYC anyways).
London is absolutely massive and it was (surprise!) a really cold weekend, but we managed to go all over and see a whole lot. I loved the Tate Modern museum, Tower Bridge is stunning, Camden Town was super fun, Fish and Chips are yum, and the double decker buses are awesome, oh and the British Museum is quite impressive. Buckingham Palace was oddly not very exciting at all, I was kind of like oh thats it? The three of us had a really good time over all wandering all over on foot mostly, eating, and drinking a lot. We flew right back into Zaragoza which was so convenient.
The very next weekend we met my mom and brother when they arrived in Barcelona. We had a really fun week with them first in Barcelona then back home in Zaragoza and finally in Madrid. We went inside the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona which I hadn’t done before and was really excited to see. We rented bikes to bike along the port and the beach and it was a really good choice as we saw a lot more than I usually get to check out on foot. In Zaragoza my brother got to come with me to work one day, help me give my English class and then play futbol with my students at recess. We finally checked out the Indian restaurant here I had been wanting to try and it was really good. In Madrid we saw the Palacio Real and the Prado which are both not to be missed in Madrid. I was sad to tell them goodbye but I will see them again in a few months when we all go visit my sister in Budapest, Hungary (stay posted for that!). Below are a few pictures, Camden Market in London, Grace in London, Aidan and I in front of Buckingham Palace, Inside the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Elias Mom and Aidan on bikes behind me in Barcelona, a famous staircase in Teruel (a pretty town near Zaragoza that I went on a day trip to when I didn’t have work with Mom and Elias), A view out the guard house at the Palace in Madrid, Madrid street art, and a cool old indie movie theatre in Madrid.
The next few weeks I think we are planning to stay in Zaragoza and experience more weekend life here but stay with me because who knows where to next… besos.