(O)Porto | Portugal part 2

Before I left for Portugal, my friend Kitty was telling me about her experiences there. In Porto, she went to see one of the world’s most beautiful bookshops where it is said to have inspired J.K. Rowling during her time in Porto. So as a book lover and a Harry Potter fan, I woke up…

Pura Vida | Portugal part 1

Pura vida: pure life To put it simply, I loved my time in Portugal. My initial plan was to do two separate posts (one on my visit to Lisbon and the other on Porto) but I took far too many pictures and am really excited to share them, along with my thoughts. So there will…

FAB FOUR: Malasaña

I thought I’d bring this format back today! Of all the districts in Madrid, Malasaña is my favourite. It’s full of trendy shops, cafes and bars and has a bit of a hipster vibe. Sydneysiders in Madrid often say it is reminiscent of the suburb Surry Hills, which is probably why I love the area…

Comida

comida: food Over the past few years, I’ve become what we like to call a “foodie”. I have a huge appreciation for meals with fresh ingredients and cafes and restaurants with exciting vibes. It’s likely that this won’t be my last post that’s entirely food-related (and come to think of it, this isn’t the first either…or the…

The city of three cultures

Toledo is a small city about an hour’s drive outside of Madrid. It was formerly the capital of Spain until 1562 when Madrid was named the new capital (a fact I learnt on my very first day in Spain!). Toledo is also known as “the city of three cultures” after the historical coexistence of the…