One part of the trip that was amazing was the food! Not only was the food delicious, it was an incredible cultural experience at every meal. One of the few differences was the times they usually eat. Breakfast is usually between 9 and 11am, Lunch is between 2 and 5pm, and Dinner usually starts at 9pm. Us girls usually eat at those times when we’re in America anyway, it was just interesting to see that our irregular eating schedule was a norm in Madrid. [Read more...]
When six of the Phoenix Suns Dancers and I (we called ourselves the “Lucky 7″) found out we were going to Madrid, Spain, we knew it was going to be the trip of a lifetime. The architecture was breath taking, the food was absolutely delicious, the nightlife was full of surprises, but it was the people that the we met during our stay in Spain that truly made the trip unforgettable. Every person that we met had an impact on us in their own unique way. It all started on our flight from Phoenix to Atlanta where we met “Captain Dan”. If you are afraid of flying, do what I did, and sit next to a real life pirate rapper from the Florida Keys in a group called “Captain Dan and the Scurvy Crew.” He let me listen to a couple of his tracks, including a pirate version of Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and Juice.” Needless to say I was entertained, my mind was blown, and I knew this trip was only going to get better. Captain Dan if you are reading this – I’ll see you on MTV one day! [Read more...]
On Saturday, we got the opportunity to take a tour of the Real Madrid Bernabeu Stadium. Even though we love our basketball, we were pumped to see the soccer stadium. The basketball event was right next to it so it worked out perfectly. The stadium was so huge and amazing! [Read more...]
For the past four years, our dance team has had the wonderful opportunity to travel overseas on behalf of the NBA and the Phoenix Suns. This year, September 2008, I was one of seven dancers who were asked to travel to Spain to represent the Suns and NBA at an event called Adidas 5. [Read more...]
Madrid, Spain was one of the most memorable experiences that I have had so far. It was my first time out of the country and I didn’t want to miss out on anything. The other girls had the same mindset and we knew that with four days in Spain we would have to do our best to see all that we could!
So it all started when we got there, we met our translators (Rocio and Laura) and after we dropped off our luggage we met back on the main floor of the hotel and had an amazing breakfast! We told our translators that we wanted to see the main attractions that the city had to offer so we set off to the Plaza Mayor. [Read more...]
Traveling to Spain was awesome, and exhausting all at the same time. For some of the girls, Brittany B, Octavia, Anna, and Karlyn it was their first international flights so they were really excited. The first leg of our trip was a 3.5 hour flight into Atlanta. We had a really short layover and basically just walked off one plane and right onto another, minus losing Karlyn on the tram between terminals (the first of many times Karlyn got separated from the group). Brittany B. was my “plane buddy” on both flights and we played games and watched a lot of movies together on the video screens we had on each seatback. We all tried to sleep as much as possible on the 8 hour flight into Madrid because we wanted to hit the ground running when we landed at 9am Spain time. We wanted to make sure we did as much sightseeing as possible on our one “free” day. [Read more...]