I have been saving these pictures for a long time and feel like its finally time to share them on my blog. A tiny recap of my summer: after working in Risør for 6 weeks, it was time to leave the tiny coastal city and fly to Marbella, Spain. I spent almost 3 weeks at Villa Vista whereafter I had one day in Oslo to pack and leave for Boston. Anna accompanied me in Spain for a little over a week and Julia, also staying for the same length of time, came a few days before Anna left. We bathed, walked, ran, partied, ate delicious food, and cruised around. It was the perfect ending to my summer holiday, and to be honest real food was VERY welcomed after 6 weeks of eating sandwiches and apple slices. I kid you not, I had hotel breakfast buffet food for breakfast, lunch, and often times dinner. Yes, the exquisite Andalucian cuisine definitely reawakened my taste buds. One of the days there my mom and I went to have lunch at Villa Padierna, a gorgeous 5 star hotel just 10 minutes driving from our house. The golf resort has an abundance of beautiful and expansive grounds, and the hotel itself reminded me of a greek palace. In fact, it felt like we had fallen into the magic of the Elysian fields.
Andalucian Gazpacho, cold tomato soup with home-pressed olive oil and tender shrimp. My mom had beetroot soup with caviar and parmesan. I can’t begin to describe how delicious it was.
Driving with Anna, and this is the view from the road.
More posts from Spain coming soon! Meanwhiles I need to study for my midterms coming up. The struggle: to blog or to study… I hope you are all having a lovely time. As always, feel free to comment!