Summer Nights, Make it last forever!
Summer Nights, Make it last forever!
GOTHIC QUARTER BARCELONA
One of the many beautiful areas in Barcelona.
MY IMMORTAL by EVANESCENCE
*this was the exact location they filmed the music video*
HOW I KICKED OFF MY SUMMER 2016
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Thank you once again for allowing me to share my journey and travels with all of you.
Grazie – Merci – AMORE.
every summer has its own story…
family will be there when you need them the most…
family where life begins and never ends…
as we grow up we don’t lose friends we just see who our real ones are…
you win some you lose some
i thought i was losing, but i gained a whole lot more
SANITY – DIGNITY – SELF LOVE
(and i’m still dancing …)
“THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT LOSING YOURSELF IN THE RHYTHM THAT MAKES YOU FEEL SO ALIVE”
i would usually make a video of my trips i would take. here’s something different.
“Sometimes you just need a break in a beautiful place alone, to figure everything out.”
When you need some time to get away, the best way to do it is going into a city you never been to.
I decided to take an international quick getaway somewhere i’ve never been outside of the U.S. With a lot going on I felt that it was time I needed to go somewhere for some R&R, and since traveling is my therapy I needed to jetset.
The vibrant city reminds me of every other metropolis but with flavor and culture. The food, the music, the people, their style really intrigued me before I even visited.
I stayed in a hotel which was a 15minute bus ride outside of the city. I didn’t bother to use a map, but instead asked the concierge what was the easiest way to get into the city. And he told me by bus. I took the 133 which took me right into the city and it brought me into the middle of the area. As I took the bus into the city, I got to see the neighborhoods, and even Colegios as I was on my way into the city.
The bus took me into the middle of the Centro de Madrid, the busy part and major tourist attraction where all the gift shops and shopping is done. I walked everywhere, figured how to get to places on my own by foot. Without using a map, i spoke with the locals, and asked where the suggested places to eat, drink, go to clubs, listen to music, have a cafè and to also relax.
I tend to go into places where the locals go to rather than the major tourist attractions were just to get a better feel of the history and culture of not only the city but the country as well. The madrileños love where they are from, and the Spañiards are proud of their country. They take care of themselves, they have the best food, they love music, and they take in everything that their country has to offer.
I literally had no idea where to go. But walking by foot I was able to find the most beautiful streets, architecture, and the lively culture of the city and was very overwhelmed in a good way. I had to take everything in and be in the moment.
When you get lost you just keep going, figure things out on your own especially when you’re in a different country alone, and Madrid helped me to find a way into seeing what a beauty that this world has to offer. You put all the issues aside and just take in the moment. There are times in our lives where we need a break, and this one was needed. I regained and was able to find myself.
SUMMER IS HERE! What better way to kick off Summer by going to Mexico, better yet CANCÚN. Located in the south east coast of Mexico surrounded by the caribbean sea and the gulf, this exotic location attracts tourists all over the world because of its breath taking white powdery beaches and fluorescent blue beach water.
Famous for it’s spring break getaways, you can actually go to Cancún for a quick getaway and some relaxation time. That was the point of my trip. With the three days i was there there was not so much I wanted to do but hang out at the beach, drink a couple of cocktails and getaway from the hustle and bustle of the big metropolitan. But since it is now officially summer 2015, I wanted to go somewhere exotic, and so I did. The one thing I regret not doing was checking out the mayan historical sites such as the Coba and Chichen Itza.
This was a trip that I needed to getaway for a couple of days, and Cancún is a great city for it. Check it out.
(Video Blog will be added soon onto my youtube and will be posted on here.)
Miami Beach Florida, enough said on this one.
With all the latin spice, the cuban food, the warm beach, and the beautiful people, I really can’t describe much of Miami for you unless you’re actually there. I think what tops off this city is their nightlife. They say New York is a city that never sleeps, well Miami doesn’t stop partying. And according to the A-List rapper Pitbull “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, and what happens in Miami, never happened.” (don’t get it twisted Las Vegas, because I think Miami wins on this one). There are different parts of Miami that people need to dig in deep and check out. When people think of that city, they first think of the beaches, and the nightlife. But theres a lot of history and artsy parts of Miami that people would love to enjoy and see. I’m not going to say much more of what happened, but it was a weekend, another long weekend.
I got to experience a different side of Miami. I thought all Miami was was the nightlife, but my Cuban brother Cesar Gomez (IG:cagm17), a native of Miami, brought us to the art district of Miami which is known as Wynwood. I was able to hang out with the locals and meet different people that moved to Miami from around the world, who were very down to earth and laid back people. Me being the history buff, sight seeing, getting to know a city’s culture, I enjoyed this part of Miami a lot that no one really gets to see. It’s an outdoors arts district which is free to wander around and check out. I highly recommend it.
After I celebrated my birthday in Miami back in March, I thought that was one long weekend. I wanted to come back to Miami to do it again this summer, because the weather is a lot better in my opinion (hot humid almost to the high 90s) which people hate. But thats what makes Miami. The weather, the beaches, and the beautiful people. No wonder everyone tries to stay so fit out there, to show it off in the beautiful beaches. And don’t forget the historical sites of Miami, the sight seeing, and the locals. Thats what makes it a city of culture.
So as much description I want to give, that’s all I can say. Because in Miami, it never happened. Well it did…You have to go to experience it for yourself. Like I said, It’s Miami, enough said. Thanks again for a great weekend.
Note: Miami hotels, and flights are more affordable during the summer than they are during the winter and spring. A Miami native friend of mine said that most people around the country and world come during the fall and winter to getaway from the cold winters they have. So just keep that in mind if you’re planning on a trip to Miami soon.
Thanks to: Jeneille Ancheta (IG:ssneil, ssneil.com, polkandmarket), Kimberly Ramin, Michelle “MEESH” Pak, Cesar Gomez (my cuban adopted brother), Michael Vigil, Mike “Angel” Angelini, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week for a memorable summer trip to South Beach.