Everyday you look at yourself in the mirror, you tell yourself “Today will be great!”. Then, you thinking about all the errands you have to run and all the things you have to accomplish by a certain time frame. However, underneath all that regularity, I struggle with this small grain of sadness that is within my heart. It lingers in my mind, with every movement, every thought and every second. I spend all day with a cloak of sadness hanging off my shoulder. I believe at some point, I think spending my time in the sun with friends will deteriorate the feelings. However, when I arrive home, I find myself falling back into the deep hole of loneliness and self-loathing. I hate the person I have become: selfish, heartless, cold, careless, manipulative of my own feelings, and disregarding other peoples’ feelings. Where is this sadness coming from ? Where is the root of my problems?
Was it good or poor planning on my part? Well, I think I made the right decision to book a trip to Madrid, just for one day, before returning to the good ole London. What better way to end Spring Break 2018 then in another major and popular Spanish city. Arriving to Madrid was not easy. It required hard labor, mainly just waking up extremely early in the morning to catch a 7:30AM flight. When we arrived in Madrid, 9 in the morning, we were drained. I was torn between staying at the airport till the next morning to catch the flight back to London or heading out to the city. Well, since I was there already, I might as well see what was the talk of the town. But a major dilemma: what do I do with my carry on? I had two carry-ons, both of which I was not willing to drag along with me in the city.
The final day. The last day in Barcelona. Well, you would assume after all I saw in the first few days in Barcelona that I would be done sightseeing. But, nothing will stop an energetic explorer from seeking beauties in the world. The third day, I dived into the world of Gaudi. Seven of his works are part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. I searched and captured his remarkable works. First thing first, I needed energy in order to hunt. I feasted in Milk Bar & Bistro, a bar with a rich old school 50s’ feels. The food was just absolutely amazing, mouth-watery, and tummy filling. I was surprise to see an adorable cup, that clearly showed each layer of a cappuccino: espresso, milk, and milk foam. I ordered Eggs Benedict, which included two poached eggs on a toasted chapata bread with bacon and topped on with homemade holandaise sauce. Feeling the warm orange yolk dripping on to your tongue, escaping the corners of your mouth and then, crunching on the perfect crispy bacon.
What do most students look forward to during the spring semester? Spring Break! Yes, it is that time of the year when you can finally stop spending sleepless nights cramming for midterms and essays. You can drop your pen, hand in your test booklets, and hop on a plane. Where did my plane land? My first destination was the city of Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia. Warning: Do not expect the weather to be 80 degrees here, as I had hoped for.
The title of my blog is purposely a play on homophone words. And, yes, here is a picture of a British pup.
Exactly a month ago, on this date, I arrived in London and that was the beginning of a boundless exploration. I spent the past month exploring the wet streets of London, from Brentford to Islington. London is a city filled with mind-blowing events, heart-pounding music venue, eye-opening museums, and mouth watery food. I will be posting multiple blogs giving you the ins and outs. Let’s start with Week 1…
I had quite the adventure roaming around La Ville-Lumière, the City of Lights. An unforgettable 2-day getaway, from lightning fast rides to flowery sites, and baisers.
It is not a truly eventful Lina kind-of trip if there were no hiccups and entertaining stories. Where do I begin ?
Warning: This trip was not planned beforehand. The tickets were purchased two weeks before departure and car rental was purchased the day of departure. Risky, I know.
Honestly, the only response I have is: My companion wanted to be in the dark. Darkness is exactly what I got. During the winter, there are only about 4 hours of sunlight.