My 1st Post – part 2 – Belfast, Lisbon, Seville & Madrid

So the holidays continues….

#5 Jun – Belfast

This trip was a very last minute decision, my brother was visiting and he had a wedding to go to so we went along for the ride. This is my 2nd time to Belfast and I have to say this trip was a lot better than my 1st!!!

We actually did a hop on hop off bus tour and it was great value for money. The city itself is beautiful and have many notes worthy sights but my favourite has to be the Giant Causeway!!! It was so amazing to be there, standing among all the rocks made me feel so small. We again did a tour as it was much easier and the driver/tour guide had some great info. Not to mentioned we drove by the sight of Castle Black (those of you who are GOT fans will know what I’m talking about)

Belfast Castle
Belfast Castle

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Belfast Titanic

Lego Notre Dame de Paris
Lego Notre Dame de Paris

Big Fish
Big Fish

Giant Causeway
Giant Causeway

Belfast Townhall
Belfast Townhall

Samson & Goliath
Samson & Goliath
#6 Jul – Lisbon

Now this trip to me was inspired by the website http://www.placestoseeinyourlifetime.com/ . I was so inspired by the photo I saw of Sintra that I just had to go see for myself and I was not disappointed!

This trip was brilliant and we had the best weather as you can see in the pics below. There were so many “must-see” historical sights, beautiful beaches, watching the World Cup final outdoors and we even managed to squeeze in a festival!!! I really tried to keep the photos to a minimum but….I really want to show you….

Pena National Palace
Pena National Palace

Quinta da Regaleira
Quinta da Regaleira

Initiation Wells
Initiation Wells

Massive prawns
Massive prawns

The Crono Project
The Crono Project

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

Padrão dos Descobrimentos
Padrão dos Descobrimentos

Pastéis de Nata
Pastéis de Nata

Lisbon!!!!
Lisbon!!!!

Optimus Alive!!!
Optimus Alive!!!

Cádiz
Cascais

Prego no Pao
Prego no Pao

Outdoors eating, don't you just love Mediterranean living
Outdoors eating, don’t you just love Mediterranean living

World Cup Final!!!!
World Cup Final!!!!
#7a Sep – Seville 

I’ve split this into 2 parts for the pics to make more sense. We planned the Spain trip
as I felted that I didn’t get enough sun over the Summer so I was determined to prolong it. (This is evident in my next post too!!! Lol!!!)

I really loved Seville with its winding and narrow streets! It was very easy to get lost in but it didn’t really matter as each street had their own characteristics. It also felt so safe that walking around at 2am in alleys were no problem at all! The only low points we had was when the BF got so sick that he couldn’t get out of bed on the last day so I walked around on my tot for a few hours and we had a few hours of downpour!

#updated 30.06.15: just rereading my post and realised I so should have added a pic of the garden of the Alcázar of Seville!!! This is the must visit place of Seville especially if you’re a GOT fan as this was set for the Water gardens of Dorne!!! 

 Plaza de España. One of the most spectacular square I have been too. We saw 3 couples taking wedding photos there!!!
Plaza de España. One of the most spectacular square I have been too. We saw 3 couples taking wedding photos there!!!
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Cool sculpture
Cool sculpture

Flamenco dancer
Flamenco dancer

Downpour
Downpour

Best tapas we had in Seville. All 3 were must tries!!!
Best tapas we had in Seville. All 3 were must tries!!!

Cádiz
Cádiz
 
Here’s the maze which was in quite a few scenes!!!!
 

#7b Sep – Madrid

Now I thought I’d love Madrid as I’ve read/heard so much good thing about it. Yet I’m actually not a major fan. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a beautiful city with lots to see but compared to Seville it just felt too busy…oh and we had the worst lunch there ever!!!

Plaza de Cibeles
Plaza de Cibeles

Statue of a bear and a strawberry tree in Puerta del Sol. So cute!
Statue of a bear and a strawberry tree in Puerta del Sol. So cute!

The Palacio Real de Madrid
The Palacio Real de Madrid

Tropical garden inside Madrid station.
Tropical garden inside Madrid station.

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