visit spain 2015

Spain (Day 7, 8): Madrid

Words & Photos by Kelly Khong

Continued from Spain (Day 6): Segovia

The final leg of our trip was to Madrid, the capital and largest city of Spain.

Starting off from Plaza Mayor, the central plaza in the city of Madrid today. It was built during Philip III’s reign (1598–1621).

The plaza is bustling with life. Buskers are entertaining, as usual, and tourists stroll […]

By |July 24th, 2015|Europe, Madrid, Spain|2 Comments

Spain (Day 6): Segovia

Words & Photos by Kelly Khong

Continuing from Spain (Day 5): Salamanca

Segovia is arguably one of the places to visit for your bucket list. In 1985, the old city of Segovia and the Roman Aqueduct of Segovia were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Upon arrival to the city, I have no doubt why Segovia should be fiercely preserved […]

By |July 1st, 2015|Segovia, Spain|0 Comments

Spain (Day 5): Salamanca

Words & Photos by Kelly Khong

Continued from Spain (Day 4): Avila

Salamanca is a beautiful city with well preserved historical and monumental legacy. The ancient beauty remains alive in many ways today that it is a living city with many stories to tell. It is recommended to spend at least a day out in Salamanca […]

By |June 3rd, 2015|Salamanca, Spain|2 Comments

Spain (Day 4): Avila

Words & photos by Kelly Khong

Continued from Spain (Day 3): Toledo

Avila is often known as the ‘Town of Stones and Saints’ and was declared as a world Heritage site by UNESCO in 1985. Its cultural heritage is a reflection of history, architecture, people and landscape. Las Murallas, the Walls of Avila, are the unique feature […]

By |May 7th, 2015|Avila|0 Comments

Spain (Day 3): Toledo

Words & Photos by Kelly Khong

Continued from Alcalá de Henares

Toledo is the next destination, about an hour’s drive from Madrid City. Breathtaking views greeted us on our way to Hotel Dominico, because the historic fortress built on high ground simply looked like an enchanted fairytale from childhood storybooks. Yes, Toledo is a popular tourist […]

By |April 23rd, 2015|Europe, Spain, Toledo|0 Comments

Spain (Day 1 & 2): Alcalá de Henares

Words & Photos by Kelly Khong

Hola como estas! What makes you think “Spain”? Flamenco dancers, bullfights, tapas, soccer, Don Quixote or paella?

My journey to Spain explored more than the usual must-sees: the world heritage cities around Madrid, the capital of Spain, proved that Spain is a land of bountiful natural beauties and colorful legacies.

Thanks […]

By |April 8th, 2015|Alcala de Henares, Europe, Spain|2 Comments