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    back in barcelona

    Today was officially declared bed-in day. Man, I needed that. Staying with Xavier and Pilar in their lovely house. I love how cosy the house is; messy bookshelves, photo frames everywhere, blankets on the couch and the white-bricked walls. (photos up soon, I can’t be arsed to dig for my camera from the luggage). I’ve finally completed my Spanish workbook- that took way too long! Looking for someone to practice Spanish with online or in person, whichever. So, if you want to see bad spanish sentences, write to me: fathiah.abdul@gmail.com. You will be humored for sure.

    Stayed up late last night with Xavier and Pilar talking about the history of Europe and why 2014 is an important year for Catalonia. It was slightly confusing, but having to travel to parts of Spain and learn about the invasions (many to name!) did help a lot. I saw this book on tv last night- Catalonia Calling- maybe, I should get that to start with.

    Didn’t do much today (wait, did nothing) ‘cept for catching up with my best friends in Singapore through Whatsapp and liking more cat pages on Facebook.

    Hope you guys are having a good mid-week xxx

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    granada… the beautiful granada

    Granada marks the end of my solo travel. What a beautiful way to wrap everything up! Visited The Alhambra yesterday and today, I decided to take a stroll around Albayzin and boy, wasn’t the view of Alhambra from a distance just breathtaking!

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    cordoba

    Visited the famous Mezquita in Cordoba. As described by Amps, it is truly a rare beauty. Seeing how the Islamic and Christian architectural influences somewhat still stand tall together should remind us that there is always a possibility of peace in the world. Make love not war. Or, let’s try with less war.

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    seville continues

    Good news is I survived the city bike tour! Carlos, my guide did a pretty good job in explaining the history of Seville. My golden question to him was why is there so many cathedrals in Spain. So, back in the day, rich people built cathedrals for blessings hence, you’d see cathedrals at the end of most streets – I’m not joking, maybe I’m exaggerating a little. I got to know about Andalucia Bike Tour from Trip Advisor. I would highly recommend it. I added a Tapas tour as well, and this totalled up to 35 euros (20 euros for the bike tour). The tour is available in Dutch, Spanish and English. Oh, and it is about 2.5 hours – your bum would definitely bruise a little.

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    seville

    Arrived in Seville in the afternoon and google map took me to the wrong area. Fantastic… I was lugging a backpack, a luggage and an overnighter (travel light whut?). Staying at Enladrillada Street which is just 5 minutes walk from the main city.

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    madrid

    Such a beautiful city. A city brimming with art of all kinds and time. Of course, you can (and should) visit the countless museums in the city but, for a person who doesn’t really fancy that, I walked around the city with my camera and snapped everything that was around me.

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