Sunday, 6 November 2016

My Travels ~ Spain

Good morning :3

I've decided that I want to talk about my travels a lot more on the blog! I travel quite a bit and even though it's mostly to England, it's always nice to share here with you all. 


I went to Spain this summer. I spent two days in Madrid and then I spent a week at Diverbo camp. Diverbo is a camp where English speakers are invited to go and spend time with Spanish students in order to expose them to English. It's all about speaking English and basically furthering their English but while also having a really good time. Best thing about it, is that it doesn't cost a thing. You pay for your flights, and the stay in Madrid, but hotel and food are all covered by Diverbo itself. As well as everything needed for the fun you're going to be having :D


I really did enjoy my days in Madrid. Although we didn't really go to see any of the major sites, it was nice to have a walk around and a drive through the city, seeing the buildings and hearing the language all around you. I also made some new friends as I went with only me and my best friend. I was coerced into playing Pokemon Go for the first time there as well ;)



One of the best things about Spain itself was the fact that it was always blue skies. It was always hot. If you know me, I'm someone who craves the warm weather and loves it whole heartedly. So waking up every morning to blue skies and the good food made me one incredibly happy girl. 



This is where Diverbo paid for us to stay. We each had a villa at a hotel in La Alberca. When I say 'each' I don't mean each person. There were about 8 people in each one, and there were two in a room (they had four rooms each, and then a living room area to chill in as well.) Each English speaking volunteer was paired up with a Spanish student so when in your room, you'll be speaking English as well. Oh, and my roomie was called Gloria and she is epic. We're still in contact and she loves writing and books just as much as I do! Enjoy the panorama shot ^.^



The other thing I really liked about our site was that it had a massive pool. It was definitely needed when heats hit up to 37 degrees C. It was cool and big and there was room for everyone!


 I'd want to tell you more or show you more pictures, but lots of them are mostly group photos because it was a camp and I don't want to share photos of other people who didn't approve them being shared here. The only downside of being on a camp was the fact that there wasn't really the chance to get to see many sites. We mostly remained on the camp and didn't get a chance to really experience Spain. As that wasn't the point of the trip, I do understand. But I definitely want to return one day to experience that side of things!

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Olivia's Question: Have you ever been to Spain? Do you want to go?

Olivia-Savannah x

30 comments:

  1. Oh wow! What a great way to spend some time in Spain, and not have to pay a fortune to do it! It sounds like you had a great time, too :)
    We have an apartment in Spain, on the Costa Brava, so I spend most of my vacations there :) It's about 100 km north of Barcelona, so we can drive to Barcelona for a day of sightseeing, or we can go a little bit to the north for a visit to the Salvador Dali museum.
    I haven't been to Madrid yet, but it's on my bucket-list :)
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. I just read your wrap up post about your trip to Spain as well. Having an apartment must mean it is so easy to go there and stay often! It sounds like you have a lovely place, which is really close and accessible to Barcelona and beautiful too. I hope you get to go to Madrid soon! x

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  2. uhh yes I've been to Spain and love it! Definitely one of my favourite travel destinations, because as you mentioned, the weather is usually great. And I love the culture, Spanish people and Spanish music. That panoramic shot of the villa looks great!

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    1. 'Course you have ;) I really want to go again one day! I can't wait to be immersed in the wonderful culture, dancing and food all over again :3

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  3. This looks all so awesome! I love the idea of that Diverbo camp. Very cool! I've never been to Spain. I do want to someday but maybe not during the summer because I really can't handle weather that hot. I'd die. xD

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    1. It was a great way to have a lot of fun and not pay too much as well. Hehehe, not hot weather for you? Maybe Spain at Christmas time would be pretty too :)

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  4. I love reading about your travels. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Oh my, Olivia! I would love to visit Spain. We are planning a June trip to Europe, I'm looking at tours. Hopefully I'll get one which includes Spain.

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    1. That trip sounds brilliant! I hope it can be one of your stops. I can't wait to hear about your travels <3

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  6. That is so cool that you get to travel so much! I've been thinking of studying abroad next year in Spain or England somewhere so hopefully that's a thing! The buildings look so cool!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. If you get the chance to, I would really recommend you do! It'd be an experience you wouldn't regret D:

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  7. I love the idea of Diverbo! I hadn't heard of it before, but it sounds like a really good initiative. And you made such great photos in Spain! I also love that you caught your first Pokémon there :D so glad you had a great time, Olivia!

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    1. I think more people should hear about it because it's really a good opportunity for a lot of teens!

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  8. Ahh it looks so pretty!! I would love to go to Spain one day! So glad you had fun on your trip!!

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  9. Spain looks beautiful. And that camp sounds perfect. Free room and board? And what a great experience. I'm sure you made many friends that you'll be keeping in touch with. Thanks for sharing your travels!

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    1. I am really happy that I've made some friends there who I am still in contact with. I always love to meet new people :)

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  10. I have not been to Spain- but I totally want to go. It looks and sounds amazing. I love that the sky is so blue and the buildings look beautiful. Would love to try the food too! Great pictures! :)
    ~Jess

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    1. It was really beautiful there, and the sky always being blue was definitely a highlight for me :3

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  11. Hahaha, I love that Pokemon is that common thread that connects us all together! I personally don't play, but boy, do my kids wish I'd download it for them. Love your travel pix Olivia! Glad you're enjoying life. =)

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    1. Ahaha it really is such a big game at the moment!

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  12. That Diverbo camp sounds like so much fun! And it's so great you get to save some money :P And Gloria does sound great!!
    As you know I recently moved to Spain and I've been loving it as well! It's just such a pretty place <3
    Oh and Pokemon Go is an amazing game!! :D

    Lipstick and Mocha

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    1. Saving money is always important when it comes to traveling! I'm glad you're loving being in Spain. I can't wait to hear more about it on your blog ;)

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  13. Enjoy and share your experiences!

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  14. Wow...What an amazing experience! Enjoyed your pictures, what great memories they will be. And...lol, I also play Pokémon Go! Thanks for sharing your adventure, hope there are more ahead for you... Linda B

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    1. I'll always remember my time there. Yay, a fellow Pokemon Go player ;)

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