Escape of the Week: Spanish Spring

I remember it like it was yesterday … there I sat on a bus barreling out of Madrid and toward the beautiful Extremadura region, ready to go and teach  more English. I was exhausted from the evening I had before, and was struggling to keep my eyes open. The Vaughantown bus stopped for a foodContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Spanish Spring”

Escape of the Week: Madrid Metro

Hi, my name is D and I am in LOVE with Madrid. Sure, there have been plenty of nay-sayers, people who warned me against visiting Madrid, people who said the city wasn’t a place to tour. But, you know what? I LOVE Madrid. Every inch. The city pulses. It sings to me. It is oneContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Madrid Metro”

Escape of the Week: Notting Hill Blues

In my first few days on my Adventure, I hit up the infamous Notting Hill neighborhood in London. The entire neighborhood presents people with Pictures Waiting to Happen, so needless to say I snapped heaps during my NH walk about. I wandered for hours, bundled (of course), camera nearly always in my hands. I tookContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Notting Hill Blues”

Escape of the Week: Poplar Flowers

I awoke early on my second morning in London. The first day of London, I did a walking tour of Tower of London, St. Paul’s and Oxford Circus. The second day of my travels, I was left to explore on my own. So, I did what any bright-eyed, bushy-tailed traveler on the start of theirContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Poplar Flowers”