Tuesday, 14 July 2015

The Spanish Dream!

From Spanish football leagues to bullfighting and matadors to the flamenco dance everyone knows a little of Spain. Spain intrigued me too from my childhood, from books to songs to their rich cultural history. I learnt a little of the language too  to understand and interpret more about Spain. 

I dream of travelling all the time, in fact, I relate travel to almost everything that happens around me! I'm a piscean and a compulsive dreamer (if this means anything!). Deep in my heart I feel like beating the odds and realising these dreams too. When I read Paulo Coelho's 'The Alchemist' many years ago, that one famous line got stuck to my memory and stayed for good, "when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it".
If anyone ever asks me to quote any other line from the book, well, I have no clue! On a serious note, post reading this book I did learn to dare, think big and most of all, dream big! 

The Alchemist had mentions about the Andalusian region of Spain and while reading I had formed a vivid picture on my mind about Tarifa. Little did I know that one day I will travel to Spain with my family! Looking back, I did dream, and kept dreaming, and here we three are, already lived 'my' Spanish dreams! We did not visit Tarifa, instead we went to Malaga, another city in the Andalusian region, though the quest of Santiago was on my mind throughout the journey!

The tour spanned 11 days over Barcelona, Malaga and Madrid in Spain, and Lisbon and Cascais in Portugal. Our travel itinerary had the usual famous sight seeing places apart from a special place that excited Anushka and me the most, our day out at Parque Warner Madrid, the Warner Bros. amusement park! 

Just a few photographs of our trip!

La Rambla

Playa de La Malagueta

Paseo Del Prado

Parque Warner

Praca Martim Moniz

Cascais Beach

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