The question I am hearing from people lately is “Amalia, where have you experienced real Spain?”. My first thought, and what leads to my answer, is always of the small ancient villages of rural Spain, the country’s enchanting countryside. Since my mother lives in such a part of Spain, I have thoroughly enjoyed months at a time
I love to wander when I visit new places. Rather than having my eyes on a map, I just start to walk and take in everything in my new settings with my whole being. My nose and ears kick in quickly, leading me to that great cafe or authentic local hang-out where I hear more
Where do you see rainbows the most? I’m starting to learn that I see them the most when I am traveling. Even a family member, my tita Amalia who I’m named after, recently sent me a picture of a rainbow she saw while in Belize for Christmas (I guess this rainbow-thing runs in the family).
I miss you Spain! I really do. I know, I know…I told you I would return and spend time with you in 2013. That obviously did not happen. Yet we both know, that I will be back soon. On certain days, a blue sky will evoke feelings I felt when living in your beautiful, ancient