¡Encantada, Galicia!

After my really long holidays back home I didn’t go straight back to Rome. Gonzo came from Kuwait and we met in his hometown, La Coruña.

I was so happy to finally get to know “his” city. After all, I’ve only heard about it and he showed me pictures, of course, but seeing it in real life was quite impressive too. Since we’re together, Gonzo has been to Austria a couple of times, but I’ve never been to Spain with him – and it made me even more excited!

I finally got to see where he grew up, I finally was able to fill all the stories he told me with images and place. I discovered that he can hear the ocean from his bedroom window.

La Coruña is beautiful – I fell in love! We spent a couple of days there and Gonzo showed me around the lovely, intricate, little city, knowing it like the back of his hand. We had tortilla and tapas and churros and sweets with angel’s hair. We went to the Celtic museum  and I took a lot of touristy pictures. We had sunshine and classic Galician rain (“like it mostly is”). One day we even went to Santiago where Gonzo showed me where he used to live as a student and told me many stories. And I finally got to see the famous Hercules Tower. 🙂

It was only a short stay, but enough to make me fall for it. The stone houses and narrow streets remind me of Edinburgh, and the Students in Santiago made me think of Salzburg. But then again, it’s something completely different all together; theres the ocean and the beach and the little verandas to keep the houses warm and cortado and lovely people  and it makes me want to come back soon.

XX, Angie

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I‘m back!

Hey guys! I know, long time no blog. But after a seemingly endless summer I am finally back in London.
My batteries are fully charged, my shoes are still full of sand and my heart full of sunshine. After traveling Italy south to north with CinemadaMare, I went to see the Expo in Milan, then I went on to Spain – Malaga and Barcelona, then back to Milan, Austria to attend my cousin’s wedding and finally back to where I started about 7 and a half weeks ago: London.

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So, I’m back.

I am not quite sure yet if I’m very happy about that. All I know is that the day I arrived it wasn’t raining, it was pouring. And I somehow feel like buying Christmas presents… 😛

Anyway, for me autumns are always the time of new beginnings. After summer everything settles down and I almost feel like that’s when the year actually starts. I absolutely love that “back to school” feeling! And to be honest, I totally used my little graphic design class I am starting next week as an excuse to go out and buy a bunch of new notebooks, sketch pads, colourful pens and pencils. 🙂
I’m feeling good, full of energy, my brain is freshly aired, my legs nicely tanned – But now it’s time to get back to “city-mode”.

As my summer was way to long to describe everything in a single post, or rather every stop has to be given the full attention of a very own blog post, I’ll try to upload them over the next week or so. Be patient!

Tanti besos,

Angie

Read my summer blogs here:

Italy and CdM
EXPO
Spain
Milano
Austria