On the Monday following the wedding D and I began our honeymoon journey to beautiful España. After a bit of a bumpy start, with delayed plans and lost baggage we finally arrived in Madrid and hopped on a train to Barcelona. We spent 4 days in a small flat taking in everything the city had to offer! By far one of my top places to travel, and we both cannot wait to go back! One of the highlights would definitely be the all day historical tour, lunch and wine tasting in Montserrat.
From Barcelona we hopped back on the bullet train to head down south to Malaga for some r&r at Holiday World all-inclusive resort. After a hectic year leading up to the wedding, this was a much-needed break for both of us. Other than relaxing and working on our tans, D and I also checked out a local crossfit box. I don’t think you realize how hot it is there until you attempt crossfit in the south of Spain. Yikes! Both D and I couldn’t even finish the full WOD!
Finally we went back up to Madrid for our final few days in Spain. I wasn’t sure how it would compare to Barcelona, but I think it is a pretty close second. The shopping was fantastic, Plaza Mayor had the best restaurants and lets not forget about the San Miguel Market, what a fantastic place, where sipping wine and eating cheese is accepted at all hours of the day!
All in all it was a fantastic trip and I am so happy D and I went for it. September was an amazing time to see Spain. High season had ended, but the weather was still gorgeous! Just one note to the vegetarians our there… Spain (for me) was difficult to find good vegetarian food, there is SO much ham…its honestly in everything. If you are not a fan of queso, potatoes, and olives, it might be a long trip! Barcelona was definitely the easiest place to be vegetarian, but maybe I wasn’t looking in the right places! If you have any advice for our next visit I am all ears!!