Year 2012 is drawing its curtains already. Time to cherish the ups and give ourselves a big pat on the back for overcoming the downs and challenges that came along!
Here's wishing all my family, friends and everyone out there who cared to drop by a very Happy New Year! Have been lazy in the kitchen what with the holidays and all, so I will sign off for this year by sharing some photos from Spain and Portugal for some light viewing pleasure.
Alhambra-Islamic Palace built on Assabica hill from the 10th century.
Striking resemblance with the Taj Mahal if I may say...
UNESCO World Heritage Site, most important University City in Spain
Beautiful cathedrals in every city!
There's a Plaza Mayor in almost every city too!
Largest city in the Andalusia community
Orange trees line the streets of southern cities in Spain starting from Valencia! Not suitable for eating though, these types are bitter and sour.
Capital of Catalonia, 2nd largest city after Madrid
Renowned for architectural works by Antoni Gaudi
Yet another Gaudi's...amazing, breathtaking!
Not Gaudi's but inspired by him...
Olympics 1992 venue
Ring only, bull fighting banned in Barcelona
This is said to be one of the real castles that inspired Cinderella's castle in Disneyland. So gals, it's not all fairy tales...
Simply put, this is an architecture to transport water to Segovia from the mountains built by the Romans somewhere between the 1st and 2nd century AD. A total of more than 200 arches running across 32 km, 28m height. Breathtaking to say the least!
Another UNESCO World Heritage site
Mijas-the white-washed village
Some liken it to the Santorini in Greece. It was said that it was the women folk that took part in the white washing activities.
The capital-very busy city, crowded everywhere, difficult for photos :(
You have got to see for yourself what's inside the palace, photos not allowed
Real Madrid fans will recognize this, the stadium is right smack in the city
Fatima-City of Marian Apparition in 1917
Hope you have enjoyed the photos, plus it didnt take too long to load :) Cheers to a wonderful year ahead!