Freedom Tower and the memorial for 9/11 is something I've had yet to visit even though I've been around so many times. I already knew what it was like, but I still thought it was brutal to see the names of the victims on the memorial ground. There was also some names with a flower in them and one of the names had a packet of Reese's peanut butter cups which just made me assume that person loved it or there was a story behind it. It's really sweet and heartbreaking that they still bring their loved ones Reese's Peanut Butter Cups 13 years later. I'd recommend visiting if you can!
I've had such an amazing time on my little European adventure and I'm sooo ready for my American adventure. Today we are actually taking it very easy in New York. Traveling for so long is tiresome, but so amazing. Now I'm so ready to explore New York City in a way I have never before done it. The first time I was there my schedule was packed with specific things to see and places to go. Second time around it was almost the same because it was Ken's first time there and there are certain things you can not miss out on when it comes to being in New York for the first time. This time around I am going to explore areas and hang out, try restaurants and so on which I couldn't be more excited about.
I'm trying to be up to date on my Instagram as much as possible, but internet connection seem to come and go so all I can do is to update you when I can. As always, you can find my Instagram account here for even more pictures and fun stuff.
My dad kept talking about some huge mushrooms he wanted to see. There was a lot of buildup for this and we didn't really expect what we saw. You can go on top of it for 3 euros and you get a free drink at the top. I had delicious wine. You get pretty cool views over Seville.
We also went to the top of our hotel and watched the sunset. I didn't bring my bikini up there where the pool was, the pool closed right after we had taken pictures so I was so bummed about that. The view was gorgeous, though! I also got to practice my night time shots, Ken taught me how to long exposure to make the city look illuminating.
I have wanted to go to Seville for a long time. I'm such a fan of beauty in general so when people told me it was it was the most beautiful Spanish city I obviously wanted to go. I have an old friend who I met through going to The Killers concerts who lives in Seville so I wrote to her, Julia, about what I should see and do. She wrote such a detailed list of what I should do, where I should eat and where I could stay. Thanks Julia! It was sooo helpful!
Seville is part of the Andalusian area of Spain which is where Flamenco, bullfighting and the Andalusian horse comes from. What I heard was that they were the proudest Spanish people and the most stereotypical Spanish. I love that so I was so excited to go as I hadn't been to Andalusia before.
Seville did not disappoint and definitely lived up to my high expectations. I realized soon enough that I should have more time there considering I was only there for a day. I had a blast! I can't wait to go back already!!
Ken and I have have been planning this travel for almost a year now and it finally right around the corner. We are going to be away for almost 5 weeks and I'm going to blog through all of it!
Today we leave for a hotel right by the airport so we can be on time for our first flight to Lisbon tomorrow morning. I am packed and couldn't be more ready. Kind of. In one sense I have been ready for this since about March this year, in another way I've been waiting for so long that I think I've just grown custom to the waiting part and almost freak out when I see that it is almost time to go, haha, isn't it weird?
It has actually been years since I've been to countries I haven't been in before so it's long overdue that I finally see something new. As most of you would know I have been in London and New York many times, but the rest of the places are brand new and I can not wait to get busy and explore. Ken and I are meeting my dad and his girlfriend in Lisbon tomorrow, there we have rented a car which we will drive from Lisbon to Faro for James and Ciara's wedding then to Seville and back to Lisbon. From Lisbon to London and the rest of the trip will only be Ken and I.
Now I can sit back, finally have some breakfast and look forward to this incredible adventure <3
New York: Ken Seiler https://www.facebook.com/MyPanoply/photos_stream
Today we did a weeks worth of shopping! We did the same last Tuesday! Honestly I think that a lot more economical in the long run. We got so much stuff too, I was amazed by everything we got for our money! I really like Wexford town, I think it's a beautiful place! This picture is taken by the seafront. Main street is really beautiful too. Next time I'll try my best to capture that. There is a health store there that I love so much and apparently it's the cheapest health store in Ireland! I feel so lucky I found that place, it's so good!
Other than that we had lunch out. They have a lot of nice places to eat here in Wexford too. For such a small town, they've really made it nice for people! Often in small towns it's hard to find a place to eat, there are nice shops too! Arguineguin, where I lived in Spain, was the same too. So many nice places to eat!