- Burgos, the Beach, and Rocker Chic -
After a couple of days in Madrid, our Spanish adventure took us to Burgos & Santander (both north of Madrid). Burgos is a small town with a beautiful cathedral alongside a river. There’s weeping willows lining the river and a lovely promenade with cute Spanish restaurants & shopping (above). With cooler weather than Madrid during our stay, it was a great day to wear the convertible Cut 25 by Yigal Azrouel jacket I’d found at the TOOTSIES sale with my moto Prada boots from Neiman Marcus. Paired with an army green tee, jeans, and my go-to travel Marc Jacobs crossbody bag, the outfit was full of fall trends - rocker chic in the boots and jacket and green from the top.
Our first stop in Burgos was the Cathedral of Burgos where El Cid (the national hero of Spain and prince of Valencia) is buried. The Cathedral is full of different altars dedicated to various saints and influential people in the church. Having seen so many churches in Italy like the Vatican and churches/cathedrals in many countries, the details in this cathedral were still amazing! Notice the beautifully carved wood seats above and the blue and gold details in the dome ceiling. Next to the ceiling photo above is a trunk that belonged to El Cid.
Following the cathedral visit, we strolled through the fairly quiet streets of Burgos and found a cute tapas restaurant to have lunch. My husband & I had our first paella in Spain there along with some yummy sangria!
With full tummies, we traveled through the Cantabrian Cordillera mountains reminiscent of the Rocky Mountains foothills (bottom left photo) to the beach town of Santander. Driving into Santander was a lovely sight! It’s on the northern coast of Spain and is the capital of the Cantabrian region. The water is beautiful shades of blue and there were surfers out (in wet suits of course - the water’s pretty cold), people out and about walking dogs, some sitting near the water, others running or biking, etc. We went down to the beach which required a quick change out of the jeans and boots (Santander was a little warmer although still north). On the gorgeous beach, there’s cliffs to one side and beach to the other and plenty to keep you busy without getting in the water. I put my feet in, and it was definitely cold! (Close up of the jacket, the one walking to the water, and the small castle looking building are all Santander). Some gelato with a beach view before dinner was a relaxing way to wind down from the day.
If you’re wondering about how the jacket travels, it’s cotton - so no wrinkles after being crammed in my suitcase! And, the boots (being heavier than my other shoes) stayed in the carry-on… strategic packing is necessary with only 50 lbs allowed :)
Jacket: Cut 25 by Yigal Azrouel (found on sale at TOOTSIES under $100)
Tee: Mossimo Supply Co. Boyfriend Scoop Tee in green $9
Bag: Marc Jacobs Qulited Crossbody (similar here)