Our Trip to Spain

I hope all of you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! We spend the weekend with family and had a very relaxing time. Thanks to our recent vacation to Spain, and our trip this past weekend, I’ve found myself a little behind on blog stuff! I just realized that I wasn’t actually getting most of your comments emailed to me recently, so if I missed your comment, I’m so sorry! I tried to catch up, and I hope I didn’t miss replying to any questions. If so, please send me an email and I’ll get right back to you. :)

In other news, I thought I would take today’s post and update you a little on our vacation to Spain! We had a great time, and of course I took a ton of pictures of food to share with you all when I got back. I knew next to nothing about Spanish food when I went, and I came back certain about one thing – I could eat chocolate con churros every day for the rest of my life. :) Good news – I’m already working on getting a recipe to share!

Chocolate con Churros

As far as our itinerary goes, we flew into Madrid since that’s where Mike had to be for work the following week. We spent a day there wandering the city and seeing some of the major sights. We must have walked 5 miles, and I was exhausted! Of course gelato played a role in keeping me going. :)

Spain - Madrid

Madrid

After Madrid, we went to Nerja. I really think Nerja might be the cutest town I’ve ever seen! It is right on the Mediterranean coast and has some AMAZING views of the coastline.  We spent some time at the beach, taking pictures from the balcon de Europe, wandering the quaint streets, and visiting the caves of Nerja. When it was time to head to our next destination, neither of us wanted to leave! We absolutely loved our time here and would go back in an instant.Spain - Nerja

Spain - Nerja

Spain - Nerja

Of course, we are glad we left, because Granada was next on our itinerary! We couldn’t go to Spain without seeing the Alhambra. We didn’t know much else about Grananda before we arrived (this was a very hastily planned trip!), but we enjoyed our time there so much. We spent a ton of time wandering the old city streets of the Albaicin, and of course touring the Alhambra. It wasn’t until the second day there that we discovered the Arab teahouses, but we made up for it by going to two different tea houses in the course of one evening. :) We are big tea fans, and it was so fun to enjoy the whole experience – and the teas we tried were amazing! Of course we brought lots of tea home as well. :)

Spain - Granada

Spain - Granada

Spain - Granada

After Granada, it was back to Madrid, with just enough time to tour the Royal Palace before crashing for the night. I left the next morning, but Mike had to stay an extra week for work. I tried to feel bad for him staying there by himself, but he kept sending me pictures of all the amazing food he was eating! All in all, it was a wonderful trip and I’m so glad we went.

I hope I didn’t bore you with a travel post – don’t worry, it’s back to food in a few days! :)

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18 Responses to “Our Trip to Spain”

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 29, 2012 @ 12:39 am

    I could definitely eat chocolate con churros every day for the rest of my life too! And can I tell you how jealous I am of your trip to Spain? I went during my senior year of college to study abroad and it was much to short! These pictures are making me want to go back there!

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    Denise @ Creative Kitchen — May 29, 2012 @ 6:33 am

    Megan,

    Wow….great pictures! Love that you shared about your trip. I have to admit I love travel posts as much as I love food posts. :) Hubby and I went to Madrid together when we were back in college. It was part of our month long backpacking trip in Europe and we had a BLAST!! So great to see the fun you had! Thanks for sharing.

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — May 29, 2012 @ 6:42 am

    I’ve never been to Spain and it is on my list of places I’d love to go. Great photos, sounds like you had a wonderful time!

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    Simply Life — May 29, 2012 @ 6:59 am

    ah, spent some time in spain – working as an au pair and teaching english – it is my absolutely favorite place! I love seeing these pictures!

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    Rachel Cooks — May 29, 2012 @ 8:46 am

    What an amazing trip! Thanks for sharing, Megan!

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    Wanda — May 29, 2012 @ 10:33 am

    Megan, it sounds like you had so much fun, makes me want to be there right now. Thanks for including us, your readers, in the trip by sharing! Til later!

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    sarah k @ the pajama chef — May 29, 2012 @ 10:56 am

    what an amazing trip! your photos are beautiful :)

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    Charlotte Moore — May 29, 2012 @ 11:00 am

    Sounds as though you had a great trip. Why did you not get to stay as long as your hubby???

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    Jess — May 29, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    What a great trip! Thanks for sharing your pics, they were fun to look at!

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    Jennifer P. — May 29, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

    Good to see your pictures. It would be fun to walk around and see everything, and taste new foods.

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    Dana — May 29, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

    SO very beautiful. thanks for sharing!

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    Tracy Wood — May 29, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

    One of my best food memories is a huge (HUGE) paella I ate while in Spain many, many years ago – a beautiful meal in a beautiful country! Thanks for sharing your photos and stories!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — May 29, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

    What a fun trip! Looks like you got to see lots and I am sure there was amazing food!

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    gail — May 30, 2012 @ 9:56 pm

    Breathtaking !!!!!

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    Krista Young — May 30, 2012 @ 11:46 pm

    Megan,
    I liked hearing about your trip – it was something different. :) Keep sharing more personal posts! :)

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    Jen@BigBinder/UnProcessedKitchen — May 31, 2012 @ 6:20 pm

    That’s awesome!! What a cool trip, and what beautiful pictures! Not boring at all; I’m glad you shared this!

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    Abra — June 1, 2012 @ 3:25 pm

    My husband grew up in Spain and took me there for the first time recently. I really enjoyed your post. We were able to go to some of the places you did as well. The food was spectacular. I would love to cook up some Spanish food. The churros were a favorite of mine, too! Great post!

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    Mary Agnes — June 11, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    The pictures are beautiful and enticing. Maybe I should try Spain instead of Mexico. Churros con chocolate are among my favorites, too, and that chocolate you had looks so dark. Yum!

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