Part of the view from our Madrid Airbnb’s balcony, the famous Tio Pepe sign in Puerta del Sol!
Our Madrid Airbnb had a porthole in the attic! I love to find little details like this when I’m searching out vacation Airbnbs, things you wouldn’t necessarily find at a hotel. I love the security of a hotel, knowing that you can just contact the front desk if you accidentally lose your keys one day like we did in Paris, but it’s so nice to have a place with a kitchen and a balcony and extra bedrooms for your friends when you’re staying somewhere for a week or more. Plus, porthole!
I visited Spain with my fiancé and two of our friends last year for two weeks starting on September 16th. We honestly only chose it because I wanted to go to the beach somewhere in Europe for the second week and it would still be warm on Mallorca by then. 😁 Sorry, Spain! But then it turned out to be WONDERFUL. The people were fun and funny, the food was way better than anyone even told me it would be, the architecture was as beautiful as anything in Europe, and when we finally got from Madrid to Barcelona to Mallorca, the water was crystal clear and calm as a bath. If you like your cod fried, your wine topped off with a splash of soda, and your sunsets blazing, go to Spain! And take me, too, please.
Winter in Central Park.
I love to take credit for setting these two up. Even though what I actually did was try to set her up with his best friend, and then he was like, “But wait, she actually sounds like a goddess TO ME.”