Happy June! It's hard to believe that I've lived in Spain for almost nine months already. Time has gone by way too quickly since Christmas, and I can't even begin to fathom how it's almost summer. How did that happen? After my trip to Germany in early May, I decided to take a break from traveling so I could enjoy more of what Madrid has to offer. After constantly being on the go, I was beginning to feel homesick for this city! Since then, I've been tapas crawling, enjoying picnics in the park, discovering new restaurants and rooftop bars, becoming a bandwagon Real Madrid fan, exploring different neighborhoods and going on epic adventures with my fellow expat friends. Every weekend seems to be more fun than the last, and my steadfast love affair with Madrid has yet to subside.
But naturally I can't stay in one place for too long, so here's what's on my summer agenda:
I'm going to Greece! I'll be spending 11 days in Athens, Crete and Santorini with my friend Jen in July. I couldn't be more excited to lounge on the beach, explore the picturesque hillsides and eat delicious Greek salads every day. So if you have any Greece travel tips to share, please send them my way! We're looking for all the advice we can get.
After spending a week and a half in paradise, I'm heading back home to Seattle for the summer. I'm beyond thrilled to spend two whole months going on Whole Foods shopping sprees, cuddling with my cats Tucker and Oliver (aka Chairman Meow and Kitty Purry), overdosing on brunch at Portage Bay Café, and hanging out with my fabulous family & friends. I'll also be spending a week in Arizona visiting my mom and trying not to melt. But as long as there's a pool and In-N-Out Burger, I can't complain.
Until then, I'll be watching and rewatching this amazing timelapse video of my gorgeous city:
Seattle Dream Pt. II by F-Stop Seattle. Makes me cry every time.