Experiencing winter in NYC isn’t always the most enjoyable. Anyone who lives there can say they are blessed by a snowstorm each year. The first few moments where the snow sticks to the ground, making everything look peaceful and enchanting, are indeed delightful. However, once the snow turns into slush in a busy city like New York, it ain’t so pretty anymore. There’s a constant struggle of not really knowing what to wear to avoid getting your clothes dirty from all the mush, and especially trying to jump over it in the sidewalks.
When people think of Spain, they don’t immediately think of Andalusia. This region is a hidden treasure that should be appreciated as much as Barcelona or Madrid. There’s a lot to visit when it comes to Andalusia, so make sure to reserve a week in your calendar in order to explore it all. The best way to get the most out of Andalusia is to do a road trip by car, that way you can hit the biggest towns like Sevilla, Córdoba, Granada, and Marbella. The main attractions in this region are its architecture and monuments – they are rich in remarkable intricate detailing stemming from Arabic influences.
There are things that can’t be imitated or reproduced the same way old things were. There’s so much history to be found behind an ‘antique’ creation, sometimes the past of it can’t be retraced, which makes it all the more special. It leaves a lot to imagination – who wore this item before me? Who adopted it as their own? The story could be decoded in a million ways, but you will never really know unless you have a sort of testimony. Most importantly though, is the emotion and feeling of the product that has been carried along with its story.
Those moments that involve big and chunky sweaters are probably amongst the coziest. There’s something so snuggly when you’ve spent a whole day outside in the bitter cold and come back to an amber-lit bedroom, a fluffy duvet, and some hot tea. The second when I get into any house or hotel room is to just jump on the bed or sofa and lay there for a significant amount of time. When you get under the covers, you feel like nothing can get you out, as if you’re sheltered from the outside world, safe in your cocoon of comfort.
There’s so much to enjoy in a diverse and large city like London; there are endless activities to do, like in every major city. However, there’s no need to feel overwhelmed when visiting London, just take your time, do your research in advance and concentrate on key areas and places that you would like to visit. Reserve in advance if you can for things like restaurants and high tea, but the best tip is to take it slow and stumble upon places that you think are nice. Also, public transportation makes it easy to cruise seamlessly to different neighborhoods. Enjoy this small-weekend-in-London guide and don’t forget to take picture along the way!