Kayla's Adventures

Switzerland, I

Sali from Switzerland! After about a week in Spain, we headed over to Switzerland to finish off our vacation by spending time with family and touring the beautiful country. First stop, the second-largest city in Switzerland, Zurich. My mom’s cousin and her family (who we are staying with) live just outside of Zurich, so we took a quick train to spend the afternoon in the city. Zurich is one of the most expensive cities in.. Read More

Granada

Hello! After spending three great days in Seville, we headed southeast to the town of Granada, which is located on the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains and is best known for The Alhambra. Granada’s cathedral is the second-largest in Spain (behind Seville’s) and houses many masterpieces created by Spanish artists. On Wednesday night after we arrived, we made our way up to Mirador San Nicolás to enjoy the sunset view of The Alhambra. The.. Read More

Seville, II

Hello! Today I will be finishing up Seville by sharing pictures from The Royal Alcázar, a 10th century Moorish palace built for the governors of the local state. This is also the palace where Queen Isabel met with Christopher Columbus after his New World discoveries to review his voyage. The intricate detail of the palace is incredible in today’s standards, let alone hundreds of years ago. The gardens of The Royal Alcázar Here are few random.. Read More

Seville, I

Hello there! As I mentioned in my last post, on Sunday morning we took a train from Valencia to Seville, where we will be until tomorrow (Wednesday). Seville has impressed us all with it’s abundance of cheap tapas and historical sites. Since there is so much to cover here, I will be doing a few posts over the next couple of days about this beautiful city. First up- The Cathedral, Giralda Bell Tower,.. Read More

Family in Valencia

Hello! Last Thursday, my parents and Sara made it to Valencia after over 24 hours of traveling! I was SO excited to see them and we have been having a blast ever since. We spent Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in Valencia, and then took an early train to Seville on Sunday morning where we will be until Wednesday. We spent most of our time in Valencia relaxing- I finished up school (I passed.. Read More

Last Week of School

How does the time fly by so fast?! My last week here in Valencia was mostly spent packing, but I was able to sneak in some final fun with some great people here in Valencia. Celebrating Sally’s 24th birthday on Monday! We enjoyed Korean food, pizza, fruit salad, wine, and tinto verano outside on her terrace! Sangria making lessons! There is a bar literally right below my apartment that Sally and I were.. Read More

Amsterdam

Hello friends and family! This past weekend my friend (and fellow American!- she’s from New York) Ilana and I flew to Holland to explore the city of Amsterdam. We actually were only there for a total of 1.5 days, but we sure made the most of it! We ate our fair share of stroopwafels (see below), took a 3 hour walking tour, embarked on an hour long canal tour, tried our best to.. Read More

Rome, III

Hello! Let’s get started with the third and final recap of my trip to Rome. First up, sites from Piazza Navona which contains the famous Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, or Fountain of the Four Rivers. Next stop, Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti, or Spanish Steps, which as you can see was a very popular destination! The Pantheon, built between 118-128 AD. Fontana di Trevi, or Trevi Fountain was one of the sites that of course I.. Read More

Rome, II

Ciao! Rome post number 2 is going to be all about Vatican City. After we arrived in Rome on Saturday afternoon and dropped our bags off at our apartment, we headed to the Vatican to tour the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel (sorry, no pictures allowed inside the Chapel!) We had purchased tickets online ahead of time for a 3:00 pm entrance time, which I highly recommend- we were able to walk right.. Read More

Rome, I

Hello everyone! This week I will be sharing my quick weekend trip to Rome with you! My friend Sally and I left on a Saturday morning flight and returned to Valencia today (Monday afternoon). It was such a quick trip but we were still able to hit everything that we wanted to- you know… like homemade pasta. 😉 Today, enjoy pictures from our visit to some of the most ancient Roman sites- the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and.. Read More