remember my infamous breakdown in june? we'll here's the lowdown. every sumer i am in charge of our family's travel itenerary, along with eric our agent for the last decade or more we set on about planning months in advance trips that would feed into everyone's need for leisure and relaxation. from the time i planned the alaskan cruise for dad to the time before my sister's wedding (where the theme was centered around -shopping metropolitans of the world- i dragged everyone to paris,milan,los angeles and finaly newyork for her wedding gown appointments with vera) and as always everything was about everyone else. (insert long pause. for readers. to sympathize with me) lol ..
anyways this summer sans sister i was left to plan a getaway for just me and my parents (a first) everyone else made other plans. and to feed into my meltdown i decided to make it all about me. lol they are cute they trust me and alas have given me the green light to "explore the islamic history of arabs from the great andalusian era and beyond" yes i'm quite the history buff.. soaring weather aside (maxi-dresses* as per best friend's advice, leather sandals, sunglasses (HUGE) and spf - on hand, we have set on to explore the south of spain aka Andalucia..
first of Seville, et voila a picto documentation of getting to what is one of the most beautiful cities i have ever (ever) been to..
7 august 2008
1:42pm check-in at the lufthansa counter - Munich
i never travel without my TimeOut & wallpaper guides (as well as farid ;)
travel outfit of choice bubblegum pink velour juicy trackers and tod's sneakers
travel snack of choice - retro bubblegum
sometime between 3:00 and 5:30 pm. somewhere up above the french alps...
starving > forced to eat pineapple themed horrid airplane food
bookmarking elle while mommy slept - she's wearing the zebra paul & joe tunic i picked out for her (kawaii)
5:49 pm - arrived at Aeroport de Barcelona. transit time 1 hour 30 minutes
dad safeguarding our stuff while we shopped aimlessly ..
our finds included..
spanish phone + number
Chanel beauty products avec haute barcelona Red polish..
et voila matches my new spanish fone lol (mtfayga i know) ;p
9:16 pm arrived @ the San Pablo Airport in Seville ..
9:54 pm while my parents finalize car rental paperwork..my best friend decided to indulge me in a deep philosophical bbm (blackberry messenger) convo. snippits of which included:
F: Nwair never agree to an arranged marriage
N: Hable enty
N:There is no other kind in our family lol
F:U start the trend
*she is crazy sometimes but that's why i love her lol. call me old fashioned but i believe in arranged marriages..
anyways back to what this post is really all about. picto-documenting the mundane details of my life lol
10:19 pm - fixing the navigation while singing out loud .." woowwoooo heaven is a place on earth"
(Belinda Carlisle, circa 1987) vintage i know e7m- my philipino toned volume escalates higher than navigation woman -much to dad's annoyance lol
our rental turns out to be in gold. super retro and tres mr.beanish. i plea in favor of keeping it!
i win ;p
10:57 pm arrived at Hotel Alfonso XIII - Casa San Fernando
11:30 pm headed to the central courtyard that surrounds the patio to have dinner.
..it is a charming Mudeja courtyard with a gorgeous central fountain (refrence previous post where i set alarm super early to have breakfast there..
by night & day..
12:38 pm we head back to the hotel after a stroll around the area..i unpack..unwind in my oscar d. kaftan..spray my floral scent du jour and wait for tomorrow to come..soon..
until my adventures unravel. i leave you with warm sevillian kisses from room 147. x