The Creative Adventures of Mona Rita

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Back from España!



We just got back from a trip to Madrid! It was my first trip to Europe and I have to say that I had a magical time. It was like another world. We went to Madrid, Sevilla, and Carmona. There were so many things to see it was inspiration everywhere you looked! We stayed at the Parador de Carmona which is a very old and huge fortress which had a breathtaking view of the valley below. You could see patches of farmland for miles, all greens and gold...old style tractors pulling trailers...sheep, cows, horses. All very calming and grounding. The rest of the town had narrow streets and white-washed walls. Our taxi driver almost got stuck coming down one of the streets it was so narrow.
I would love to go to other parts of Europe in the future. Now that I have gotten my first taste of it I can't wait to see more. I love seeing how other people live. Seeing what they see everyday and how they go about it! I feel like the whole experience has changed my perspective or maybe enhanced it...it excites me that there are other cultures out there. I wonder why sometimes being in my tiny little corner of the world it is so important to fit in. I wonder what I am trying to "fit" into. I guess it's simply all relative to where you are. Seeing a different perspective and way of life is eye-opening and reminds me that I shouldn't take things too seriously.