If I Could Turn Back Time: My Top 5 Do-Over Destinations…

Taking a page from Kirstie from Venga, Vale, Vamos, I’ve decided to list the cities that I have the most ganas to visit all-over again–in no particular order, mind you!!…It’s somewhat difficult to narrow it down to just 5, but here I go, anyways!!…

1) London, England

Me--The London Eye

While so many other girls have fallen head-over-heels in love with Paris, I’ve been carrying a flame for Londontown ever since I had the pleasure of living and studying there for a month last summer…I mean, what’s there NOT to fall in love with (besides the crowds in summer)???…When I return, I’m DEFINITELY going to hit up more museums and visit more markets!!… Continue reading

Captivating Córdoba…

Our second day was spent in Córdoba, an absolutely stunning city of approx. over 300,000 people–And boy, what a city…

Once the capital of Al-Andaluz (which was the name of the territory occupied by the Muslims from the 8th century-1492), Córdoba at the height of its splendor had over 1,000,000 people, and it was a place where the 3 major cultures of Europe (Jewish, Catholic, and Islamic) blended together and a thriving center of advancement in philosophy, the sciences, and the arts–For this reason, it was considered the most important city in Europe…

There are 3 particular places that stuck out for me–the first of which was the Capilla de San Bartolomé (Chapel of Saint Bartolomé)…

Situated in the Barrio Judío (Old Jewish Quarter) of the city, it was constructed towards the end of the 15th century after the Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492, in order to “Christianize” the area…It’s distinctive for it’s style–a mixture of Islamic and Gothic…

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YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH–Dirty South!!!!…

In the event that you did not get my titular reference to Li’l Jon (who’ll always be the King of Crunk), tomorrow I embark on my final “official” group excursion…

Now for those of ya’ll who ain’t in the know, right now, I’m on Spring Break…While some of my fellow U.S. college students like to brag about going to Cabo or Alcapulco or South Beach, I think I got them all beat, because I’m going to… Continue reading