“Alchemy is defined as the process of taking something ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary, sometimes in a way that cannot be explained.”
We kept getting our timing wrong in Spain. We woke up too early & tried to do things when everyone was having a siesta. But on our last night in Santander, we veered off the tourist track & stumbled upon a restaurant packed with locals. We were only there because all the places to eat on the popular beach strip were full. We’d been walking for a few hours, exploring the beaches and the Palacio de la Magdalena at the top of the hill, the royal palace dripping with fuchsia bougainvillaea and overlooking dramatic cliffs, with endless ocean views.