Madrid, Salamanca, Avilla, Seville, Spain: I always talk about growing up in the Philippines and seeing my motherland’s motherland was pretty amazing. Every corner, I see the strong influences the Spaniards left in our country. Not only do we practice the same values and religion but you can really see the influence the Spanish regime made on the Philippine architectural landscape.
First stop: Madrid. Madrid reminds me of old corners of Manila and Vigan, which makes me digest it more as old world Spain.