My third and final stop this weekend was the small town of Avila, Spain. Since it was raining in the south, everyone told me it would probably be snowing when I got up here. The rain on my window as I headed out on my trip was a good indicator that I’d be in for a bit of a storm that day.
It was about 2 hrs outside of Madrid, so I got a good nap in on the train ride up. When I woke up, I looked out the window and saw nothing but WHITE. It was blizzarding.
After I got off the train, I threw on my hood of my jacket and starting walking in the 6 inches of snow already on the ground from the storm. I came across a small snackstand which seemed to be one of the only places open at the time – it had a sign that said “Chocolaté Caliente.” Like a bee to a beehive, I went and ordered a cup. Although, I wasn’t expecting to receive HOT CHOCOLATE. It was literally like someone took a candy bar, melted it, and put it in the microwave. Still did the trick though, just gotta tack on a few more minutes on the stairmaster.
Like Toledo, I was a bit hesitant to take out my camera thinking it could get really messed up from the weather. But like I said before, you have to take risks sometimes. And the greater the risk, the greater the reward. These pictures from a blizzard turned out to be some of my favorite shots from Europe, (and that’s saying A LOT because that continent is gorgeous!)