December 23, 2012 , 5 Comments

One of the first sights after emerging from the Madrid Metro into the heart of the city is the Tio Pepe sign in Puerta del Sol. Perched atop the city’s […]

Escape of the Week: Reina Sofia

May 2, 2012 , 2 Comments

Located in the heart of Madrid is one of those places you’d be remiss to skip — the palatial Reina Sofia Musuem (Museo Nacional Centro de ...

Daily Wanderlust: nighttime in Madrid

April 16, 2012 , 22 Comments

I love Spain, particularly Madrid. It will be my home one day. I’m a broken record in regards to these two statements. This is the photo I took ...

Daily Wanderlust: a protest in Madrid

March 9, 2012 , 7 Comments

While I dreamed of spending time basking in the sun of the gorgeous Canary Islands,  this backpacker girl wasn’t able to take a holiday from my ...

  • The Adventures of D — A Retrospect
    July 4, 2011 , 9 Comments

    Oh, my little blog. It’s been around since before I decided to take my career break and travel. It’s been around since I one sleepless October night in Atlanta when, [...]

  • Escape of the Week: Madrid Metro
    April 28, 2011 , 6 Comments

    Hi, my name is D and I am in LOVE with Madrid. Sure, there have been plenty of nay-sayers, people who warned me against visiting Madrid, people who said the [...]

  • Some place with a view
    January 19, 2011 , 10 Comments

    I sat in the back of Brock’s SUV, looking out into the nighttime desert landscape … flat and black, giving way to the Strip a few miles ahead of us. [...]

  • A backpacker goes shopping
    June 24, 2010 , 4 Comments

    I stood in Anthony’s bathroom, looking at myself in the mirror. Same jeans. Same gray T-shirt from Target with doves flying on it. Same old gray fleece. Same hiking shoes. [...]

  • Home?
    June 22, 2010 , 18 Comments

    I traded rainy and cold Belgium for sunny and magnificent Spain around noon the day after leaving Amsterdam (about the same time I regained my sanity). Only, when I arrived [...]

  • Day tripping from Madrid
    April 19, 2010 , 2 Comments

    Madrid is nearly dead smack in the middle of Spain, so naturally, day trips from the capital are easy both in terms of closeness and bus/train schedules. There are two [...]

  • A love affair with Madrid
    April 14, 2010 , 19 Comments

    I hadn't expected to fall in love with Madrid. Many travelers I talked to said Madrid was "just another city" and "not safe." Yes, Madrid is "just another city" and, like any city, it isn't always safe. But, I was fortunate enough to have ...

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