We spent 4 days in the Malaga area and were able to visit Gibraltar! I could see Africa! The history nerd in me was so happy to be at the 'Straights of Gibraltar' and we had a fantastic time seeing monkey's and exploring. (That's mountains in Africa!)
During our time in the actual city of Malaga we were able to experience a Santa Semana parade, that was a bit shocking, and unusual, and cool. We left Malaga and headed for Madrid where we stayed in a great AirBnb and explored the capital city. I loved Madrid. It was city without being over whelming, but also very comfortable and clean. Mom and I were in Madrid for five days and explored lots of different neighborhoods and parks.
I mainly saw the major sites again in Rome: Vatican, Colosseum and Roman Foreign, Trevi. But I also walked along the river and visited the large city park along with visiting a pretty awesome fabric shop.
After my six days in Rome I flew to Amsterdam. I cannot wait to go back, this was such an enchanting city. So unlike anything I had every experienced, it was magical. I wasn't alone in Amsterdam, I stayed with my dads cousin and his partner. I really enjoyed being able to discuss with an American born what it was like living in Europe, the differences and similarities to the US.
In Amsterdam I was unexpectedly there for a holiday, it was King's Day (the Kings birthday) and that was a party like I've never seen. There wasn't anything too extravagant just different than the way we celebrate in the US. Overall, it was an amazing trip (though they usually are) I will definitely be going back to explore more of Spain and the Netherlands.
I'll have my yarn and fabric adventures in another post later this week!