last week there weren’t enough pictures to make a post worth it…. so today is like a photo binge i guess?
last week was great. i stayed close to home, so there were no crazy trips to the airport or hundreds of dollars spent (thank goodness. my poor wallet!). i met some new spaniards on the street and through an intercambio. i found new places to go running through the changing leaves. pilar and i bonded over buying lottery tickets and drinking nonalcoholic beer (which is vile, ps). during the weekend i shopped in madrid (again with that wallet thing) and critiqued art at the reina sofia modern art museum… which really meant i got sucked into watching “rear window” for an hour and a half on an uncomfortable bench in one of exhibits. (at this point i gravitate towards ANYTHING in english)watching obama’s acceptance speech. it was the strangest feeling waking up the morning after the election and having to google who the prez was // trees in retiro. traveling an hour roundtrip just to run in a park in madrid? worth it // i swear this fall could be called monsoon season… good thing i have this trusty raincoat for my runs (read: the only thing NOT soaked is my tshirt) // posing with the virgin mary at the universidad de alcalá // these are all i want for christmas, obviously. // making tortilla with the main ingredient: olive oil // our hostel in lisbon’s alcohol cabinet… right behind the front desk. // diana sleeping in our 5 star accommodations in lisbon… i can hear the squeaking bed from here.
streets of lisbon // old man pulley-ing up his groceries // spain from above… all the olive fields! my favorite part of flying over spain // lotto tickets for euromillon. we didn’t win, even though i bought them from the LUCKY estanco! // alcalá lit up at night and coming home from institute // my favorite house in alcalá // going to see a movie alone. i needed a dose of america! // zara. where savings accounts come to die.
my dinner. half a bag of frozen vegetables with an egg mixed in // spain cemetery i found on my run. so many flowers! and people are buried on top of eachother? // fall leaves. can’t get enough // and just like that it was winter in the plaza 😦 // storks in their nest on the top of town hall // waiting for the bus after church with these two crazy, hilarious, and adorable niños// chestnuts roasting on an open fire! (er… in the oven. still good)
that’s the last two weeks for ya! glamourous, eh?