2020: Behind Granada

With leisure travel closed for the time being, I feel pensive about one place in particular: Granada. Back in March of 2020 before the pandemic, I was teaching English in Madrid, Spain. And on one of those weekends, my friends and I took a road trip down south to Granada. We definitely visited the historical… Continue reading 2020: Behind Granada

2020: Dream Camera Come Rescue Me

A typical selfie: taking a photo of yourself in front of a mirror. 😉 Taken with a Fujifilm x100f. In an ideal world, or, if I was granted the opportunity to have my own customized camera, these would be some of my ideal specs: Image stabilizationFlip out screenNo zoom lensFixed lens if possibleShutter speed and… Continue reading 2020: Dream Camera Come Rescue Me

2020: What’s in a Name?

A Self-Portrait in Parque Retiro, Madrid. “What’s in a name?” Shakespeare once said, or at least one of his characters said. The name Susanna has been used for more than thirty years of my life. I’ve taken pride in it now, especially since I own my own blog with my full name. However, back when… Continue reading 2020: What’s in a Name?

Back to the States

A sunset view from my flight window. You literally could have your own row to yourself. There were so many rows to choose from. Also, I ended up watching three movies during this time: Joker, Jumanji: 2, and Frozen 2. (I don’t recommend watching sequels, haha! ;P) All photos were shot on iPhone 7 Plus… Continue reading Back to the States

2020: That Thing Called Cercedilla

The town Cercedilla is surrounded by mountains. Sometime in early March, I met up with friends in Cercedilla, España. It’s about a one to two hour train ride from the capital Madrid. Once I arrived there, I was greeted by the view of the mountains with a fog slightly covering the sky. Who knew you… Continue reading 2020: That Thing Called Cercedilla

My Self-Quarantined Experience

My roommate had a bunch of food and kitchen supplies delivered to our door. Shot on iPhone 7 Plus. Madrid recently stated that the country is on a State of Alert. Meaning everything is literally shut down except for supermarkets and pharmacies. Many Americans have been flocking towards the airport and buying last-minute tickets to… Continue reading My Self-Quarantined Experience

Road Trip to Granada: Day 4

I’ll miss exploring these streets of Albaicín. This was our last day in our beloved city of Granada. The day was windy and partly sunny. We strolled through parks that gave us an aerial video of the city and we had tea at our favorite place called Bañuelos. Our kitty friend was wandering around and… Continue reading Road Trip to Granada: Day 4

2020: Road Trip to Granada: Day 3: Alhambra

Inside the Garden of Eden. Er, I mean, the Generalife. About a month ago, I booked tickets in advanced to enter Alhambra, which is known as the Red Castle in Arabic. I’m just mesmerized about the amount of detailed put in these archways. This is an example of Magnificent Islamic Architecture and this was constructed… Continue reading 2020: Road Trip to Granada: Day 3: Alhambra

2020: Road Trip to Granada: Day 2

A view from our AirBnB location in Albaicín. Well, the hot water that day was non-existent along with the lack of toilet paper. So, my friend and I messaged our AirBnB host about the issue. More random self-portraits at our AirBnB He texted us how to adjust the hot-water yet we never received that batch… Continue reading 2020: Road Trip to Granada: Day 2

2020: Road Trip to Granada: Day 1

My teacher friend and my friend as we drove down south in Spain. Today, my friend and I hitched a ride to Granada and a teacher who works at my school offered to drive us down there - since he was going to visit his family. The way there went by fast only because we… Continue reading 2020: Road Trip to Granada: Day 1