Travel

Valencia

The beautiful cathedral

It’s surreal with the corona virus situation where Spain experiences a complete lock down and isolation. I visited Valencia 2 weeks ago, when first cases had just been explored there. As I walked down the streets, I noticed an alertness and afraid of being exposed. But still it didn’t stop me from exploring this beautiful cathedral. Neither could I help myself eating delicious food. My worries were long gone.

Churros! Couldn’t miss that when I had just arrived Spain
Dulce de leche everybody

This place was just heaven on earth! I mean look all the desserts displayed on the counter, how could you possibly choose just one thing? I told myself I have to come back one day and keep trying everything haha. It was a difficult choice, but the winner in the end; the banana bread.

Looking back, it makes me reflect on how privileged we are to travel around the globe, what a freedom we have. Being in quarantine makes me appreciate the traveling even more, in addition to move and go wherever we want to. My advice is to use the quarantine time to charge batteries and being grateful for have lived the way we do. It’s time to take care of our health and the world, and things will fall into place, they always do. With a little faith and trust, stay calm.

With love & care, Melanie

Ps: another café worth visiting with cool vibes, healthy food and yummy cakes, cookies and milkshakes: rawcoco!

Travel

Hondarribia ~ España

I love the houses here, it’s such a charming atmosphere. The city has an old town where you can get lost in the small and narrow streets. It lies on the top of the fortress and takes you back to ancient times.

It’s funny because the houses reminds me of being in the Swiss alps! Was I really in Spain?! This place is also very close to the French border! The French people come over either by boat or car to enjoy themselves with tasty wine and delicious tapas. I get why… Since I was accompanied with local Spanish people who knew what was best, they encouraged me to try their locally produced white wine which is called “vino txakoli”, amazingly I liked it a lot and I’m not a whine lover! So try that one when you’re here;)

They have seriously good seafood here! It’s fresh and local, the tuna was amazing and their famous fish soup was super tasty! North of Spain do live up to their reputation for great cooked food. Aaand by my surprise, they had dangerously good ice cream here! Go to Gelateria Valenciana and satisfy your tastebuds.. It’s just across the other side of the walking passage waiting for you after your meal.

It was a magical day 12th of July, here you see the streets of the old town with the view towards the sea.