Today is such an amazing day not only because the places we went are amazing but also because we were all awake for almost 20 hours! Our schedule was tight but it was totally worth it!
We woke up at 4 am, checked out from the hotel and went to the airport. We took an hour and a half flight to the old town, Santiago de Compostela which was inscribed to be UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985. Another amazing thing is that we were so lucky that the weather was so nice that we got to enjoy our walk exploring the town; normally, rainfall in the town is abundant and it rains 2 weeks in a month. Santiago de Compostela is a famous historic pilgrimage site, the destination of the over 200,000 Christian pilgrims and many others each year. Everywhere in the town is very beautiful.
After our lunch, we departed the old town and head to Inditex headquarter. I was super excited for the visit with many reasons. Inditex is the world’s largest apparel retailer and the owner of my favorite brand, Zara. The company’s owner, Amancio Ortega, was also the second richest guy in the world in 2016. We spent over four hours at the company and explored almost every corner of the headquarter, from the working space of all the country managers, designers and marketing teams to their fashion shooting studios, mock-up stores of all types, distribution center and production factory. I am truly impressed how they can fully integrate all the process from the beginning of designing to production and distribution as well as in-store execution seamlessly.
After the visit, we went straight to the airport to get to our next city to explore. It cannot be anywhere else but Madrid, the capital city of Spain. So, I will come back to update about our experience in the city soon!
Thanujdee Seriwathanophas ‘17
Chazen Spain 17