03. Early Europe & Colonial Americas, Art & Humanities, Europe, Spain, Travel

Planning vs Reality: 2018 Andalusia Spain Trip

Planning vs Reality: 2018 Andalusia Spain Trip

So this trip was a bit of a balancing act because Will and I were traveling with my mom, dad, sister & her boyfriend. I was the trip planner & so I made my list like I always do but I knew, boots on the ground, I wouldn’t be able to bulldozer and do what I want – totally fine with me! – that’s part of the beauty of traveling with family. FYI: this trip was one week-long and during the summer; we split our time between Córdoba, Granada, and Seville.


Read moreMy Strange Addiction: UNESCO

1,000 Places to See Before You Die

Read more: 2018 Summer Andalusia Itinerary

Timeless Journeys: Travels to the World’s Legendary Places

Read more: Granada AirBnb Review

Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips

  • Moorish Spain
Read more: Medieval Al-Andalus

Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places

  • The Alhambra
  • Albayzin

Read more: Travel Tips: Buying Alhambra Tickets

Food Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 Extraordinary Places to Eat Around the Globe

  • Jamon Iberico
  • Eating in Andalusia:
    • Cordero a la Miel (Honey Roasted Lamb)
    • Boquerones en Adobo (couldn’t bring myself to eat Anchovies)
    • Alboronia (typical for Holy Week)
    • Ajo blanco (Cold White Soup)
    • Calamares
  • Sherry & Tapas in Seville
  • Wines of La Rioja
Read more: Eating in Andalusia, Spain

Secret Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Best Hidden Travel Gems

  • Top Ten Religious Art: Hospital de la Santa Caridad, Seville, Spain (OMG this was so bad it’s funny!!!)
Read more: Hospital de la Caridad, Sevilla

1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die: A Food Lovers Life List

*Again, I try to keep the list to the foods I will more likely encounter in season in the region we are traveling in

  • Capers
  • The Great Cheeses of Spain: Manchego
  • Churros
  • Dulce de Cáscara de Naranja Amarga (Seville Bitter Orange Marmalade)
  • Gazpacho, Red & White
  • Jabugo Ham
  • Olla Podrida
  • Saffron
  • Paella
  • Pimentón
  • Tapas
  • Tortilla Española
Read more: Celebrating our Anniversary in Spain

Sacred Places of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Most Peaceful and Powerful Destinations

  • Mezquita
  • Holy Week in Sevilla (I knew we weren’t going to be there during holy week so I have no idea why I put this on our list)
  • Ten Sacred Gardens: Generalife, Granada, Spain
Read more: AP Crossover: Great Mosque of Córdoba & Alhambra

AP Art History 250


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