• Spain
  • Experiencing Semana Santa in Madrid

    Hooded figures, long candles, the slow toll of drums, and biblical figurines carried throughout the streets. These are the sounds and images that characterize Semana Santa – “Holy Week” – in Spain, where the Catholic holiday of Easter isn’t just a day, it’s a whole week. I had previously experienced Semana Santa in the most […]

  • Spain
  • Carnival in Madrid: A Photo Essay

    Last weekend we had a chill weekend planned of hanging out and writing. But when a friend of ours told us the Carnival parade happening on Sunday, we couldn’t pass up the chance to check out what Carnival in Madrid was like! Carnival, or Carnaval in Spanish, is a Catholic celebration that takes place every […]