Lauren Brumfield
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Spain Travels: Closing Thoughts

I don't really have a point for this post, other than to document a few (very unfinished) thoughts about my time in Spain. I can't believe it's already coming to an end! I flew to Spain in February, people. I've fallen in love with Madrid. I've connected with Spain- and Madrid specifically- in a way that I have never done with anywhere else.

Tenerife Photobook

Tenerife. Oh wow. Tenerife was the most challenging and most rewarding trip of mine thus far as a solo traveller. I learned a lot about myself, met intense characters, and was undoubtedly in the most beautiful place I had ever been in my life. I felt moments of empowerment, moments of loneliness, moments of self-doubt, and moments of genuine kindness.

Robin Came to Visit!

Today I wanted to share a little about my time in Madrid with Robin! I've known this sweet friend since my Freshman year of college. We met during our dorm room orientation when we exchanged similar eye rolls from across the room. Haha!

Madrid Moments

Little moments in Madrid. // ^gorgeous streets... no matter where you are in the city. i happened upon this view on my walk home the other day. 

taking it solo: palacio royal

I've been in Madrid for about a month now, and my visit to the Palacio Royal is still bookmarked as one of my favorite experiences of this trip to date. I visited this area of Madrid about a week in, and it was the first time that I really began to love the idea of solo traveling.

seville in march

i arrived on train and walked about a mile down the most narrow, most gorgeous side streets (if you can even call them streets) to my airbnb. i have never seen streets that tiny-- they were essentially sidewalk-width, and surrounded by very tall, very colorful flats & shops on either side. it didn't feel crowded as one might think. it felt natural.