LONDON I: HYDE PARK, COVENT GARDEN…

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I’ve recently spent a week in London and I came back even more in love with that city than I already was. The times that I’ve been before I really liked it, but this time it was something special. One of my friends is working this year in London, so me and some friends, thought Easter was the perfect time to visit her. I had so much fun, that I thought I’d share my experience with you in some posts.

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A WALK IN MADRID PART I

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I’ve spend the last three days in Madrid. Today I want to share with you some of the pictures I took when I went for a walk around Madrid. During this walk, I visited the most touristic places in Madrid. So wear your most confortable shoes and come with me for a walk.

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TRAVELLING IN SPAIN: LEKEITIO

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Today I want to share with you the pictures I took during my vacations in Lekeitio. Lekeitio is a fisherman village in the north of Spain with a lot of beautiful houses, boats, beaches…Β The most important monument is the church of Santa MarΓ­a, a gothicΒ basilica from the 15th century, that you can see on the left side of this picture.

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On these days we visited different places in Lekeitio like its beautiful harbour, which has different kind of boats and lots of different cafes around. This is the centre of the life of the village, it always has a lot of people around.

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On this vacation we also went to the beach to sunbathe. A really cool thing about its beach is that it has an island in the middle, and when the tide is really low, it appears a way that lets you walk to the island as you can see in the picture below.

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We went mountain climbing at day and at night, so we could admire Lekeitio from above, both views were breathtaking. I really love that in the north of Spain the beach is really close to the mountain, so you can get the best from both worlds.

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Where did you travel to this Summer? Have you made a post about you vacations?

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PAMPLONA PART 2

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Today I want to share with you the rest of the pictures that I took while I was in Pamplona and tell you a little bit about them. So when I arrived to Pamplona the first thing I did in the morning is to go to the ciudadela park. Which is a park that has an amazing Renaissance fortification in it. Since I arrived quite early to Pamplona the park was really peaceful and quiet so I had a walk around it, it was a great way to start the day.

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This picture from below it’s not mine, I took it from google images so you could see how impressive the fortification is

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Then I went to the Castillo square which is a beautiful square on the centre of Pamplona full of life, cafes… Most of the buildings are vintage like the kiosk in the middle and the beautiful colourful houses surrounding it.

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In the image below you can see the casino and the IruΓ±a cafe, this cafe is quite famous. Hemingway used to go there a lot and there is a statue of him on the inside of the cafΓ©. Anyway they let me take a picture of the inside and you can see how beautiful it is because they maintain the same decoration since the nineteenth century.

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The hotel in the picture is famous because Hemingway used to stay in it whenever he came to Pamplona.

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Then we visited the cathedral and next to the cathedral there is a lookout with beautiful views of the city. By the way if you want to have something to eat, next to the cathedral there are different bars with really nice “pinchos” or “tapas”.

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PAMPLONA PART I-SAN FERMINES

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The seventh of July the San Fermines festivities are going to start. This festivities have became very famous all around the world, one of the reasons why, it’s because Hemingway wrote about them on several of his books, specially in the book called “Fiesta”. So last Wednesday one of my friends and I went to Pamplona, which is the city that holds this festivities, so I decided to take some pictures, to share the beauty of the city with you.

The most famous thing about the San Fermines festivities is the “Encierro” (running of the bulls) where men and women run in front of the bulls in a circuit. Since the festivities start next Thursday the circuit is already prepared with the fences, so I decided to show it to you.

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The bulls come out of this fence and they start running upwards. All runners are at the red sign you can see in the picture at the end of the street. There it’s a figure of the “San Fermin” saint, to whom they sing before running. So when the runners finish their song they release the bulls and the run begins.

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They run all the street up until at the end they reach the townhall. As you can see there are fences by the townhall too.

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After they leave the townhall behind they turn around to meet the Estafeta street, this is one of the most dangerous parts of the circuit because they have to make a closed turn.

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So they run all the Estafeta street and finally they reach the bullring, where as you can see there is a statue of Hemingway.

Next to the bullring there is a street with a lot of shops like Zara, Bershka… so if you are going to Pamplona in San Fermines you can also go shopping because the sales started the 1st of July, so the prices are going to be amazing.

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If you go to the San Fermines festivities and the though of running the bulls cross your mind, don’t do it unless you have specifically trained for that. It doesn’t matter if you are a really quick runner or anything like that, the people who run in front of the bulls have trained a lot for doing that and they have previously done it. Every year some people get caught by a bull because they jump inside of the fence without realising how dangerous it actually is, even people who run every year can get caught.

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Anyway San Fermin it’s a great festivity, there are people from all over the world talking and parting together, the night life is amazing, there are fireworks, concerts… I just couldn’t recommend you the experience enough. If you go to Pamplona in San Fermin make sure you bring white clothes and a redΒ handkerchief since everyone dresses like that.

Have you ever been in San Fermin? Are you planning to go?

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ALFAJERÍA PALACE

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A few months ago I went with my friends to Zaragoza, a big city in the middle-north of Spain. My friend and I decided to go to the AlfajerΓ­a Palace, whichΒ is a fortified medieval Islamic palace built during the second half of the 11th century.Since we are students the ticket was only 1€ and we also had a free tour. If you go to Zaragora in Winter make sure to bring some warm clothes with you, because it’s really cold.

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As you can see in this picture it looks like a Christian palace outside, doesn’t it look like a fairy tale palace? The hole palace it a great mixture between Islamic and Christian style, so it creates a very special combination.

Once insideΒ the palace, you find this beautiful Islamic style yard with beautiful arcs, orange trees and lots of details.

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As you walk trough the inside of the palace you find many gorgeous pieces of architecture. Just imagine how much time they must have need to make each detail.Β  I really love Islamic intricate architecture with all the little details and geometric figures.

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