Alisha Explores Jamaica

“E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!!” Again. And again. And again. — Boyfriend and I spent a fun weekend in Jamaica celebrating the wedding of one of his childhood friends (and his bride). We stayed at an all-inclusive resort, which was a first for me. All of my international trips have involved a lot of moving around and sight seeing. So it was a really nice break to just … Continue reading Alisha Explores Jamaica

Alisha Explores Mallorca: the land of Germans and the end of our Iberian Peninsula trip

We looked around. Boyfriend and I were actually the only people at this beach club who wasn’t of German nationality —————— The morning we left San Sebastián started raining badly as we arrived at the airport in Bilbao. In 1.5 hrs we landed in hot sunny Palma de Mallorca. And this where we first started noticing the Germans We caught a bus to the downtown … Continue reading Alisha Explores Mallorca: the land of Germans and the end of our Iberian Peninsula trip

Alisha Explores San Sebastian: Food, Relaxation, and Food

The beginning of our vacation from our vacation Also where we continued to stuff our face with food We got into San Sebastián quite early on the overnight train. We walked to our hostel and left our bags to get our brunch meal at the famed Atari Gastropub. Delicious. We walked around the town and explored all the nooks and crannies. We took siestas and … Continue reading Alisha Explores San Sebastian: Food, Relaxation, and Food

Alisha Explores Lisbon & Sintra: Firecrackers and Bacalau

“PORTOOOOOOOOOOOO PORTOOOOO DUN-NUH NUH NA-NUH NA-NUH PORTOOOOOOOO” We may have been in Lisbon, the Porto fans were 10x louder. ———- Lisbon. Not sure what to say. I had a love hate relationship, but mostly a lot of dislike It started off with our accommodations. We booked what may be my last Airbnb for a while (I’m not saying I’ll never do it again, but it … Continue reading Alisha Explores Lisbon & Sintra: Firecrackers and Bacalau

Alisha Explores Porto: Port Wine & Francesinha

Food. Wine. More Food. More Wine. Porto, a city full of hills, port wine, and amazing food. Someone had told Boyfriend and me that Porto was flat. They were oh-so-extremely wrong. It is so hilly. After getting on the bus from Vigo, I was passed out the entire 3 hr bus ride to Porto. When getting into Porto, we had to walk up a massive … Continue reading Alisha Explores Porto: Port Wine & Francesinha

Alisha Accidentally Explores Vigo

“Well….I guess this is downtown” —– Boyfriend and I tried multiple times to go to La Boqueria in Barcelona, and every time we went, it was closed. On our second to last trip to the market, we did not eat anything before so we could eat our fill at the market. Unfortunately, it was a Catalonia holiday and so it was yet again closed. We … Continue reading Alisha Accidentally Explores Vigo

Alisha Explores Barcelona: Reunited (in Barcelona) and it feels so goood

I sit there. Amazed This woman was amazing. She was a native French speaker with a French boyfriend and a Spanish best friend. Boyfriend and I are two Americans And she is the single reason the five of us could communicate. It’s 1:30 am, boyfriend and I are sitting in one of the best dance clubs in Barcelona. It’s surprising to think that at this … Continue reading Alisha Explores Barcelona: Reunited (in Barcelona) and it feels so goood

And another adventure of a lifetime begins

“Again.. you’re going again?” My parents have always questioned why of all the countries I’ve traveled to, Spain is the one I return to the most. After spending two months as a high schooler in the college town of Salamanca and in the northern town of Torrelevega, I was hooked. The food, the culture, the food, the sites, and the food kept bringing me back. … Continue reading And another adventure of a lifetime begins