Maria was born and raised in a beautiful northern Spanish village on the coast with a close loving family and a college degree, ostensibly she appears to have a very comfortable lifestyle. However, Maria’s head is turned by the frequent number of tourists passing through the village with tales of another world beyond her boundaries.
Lacking the worldly guiles of city folk, she soon becomes vulnerable to exploitation in her quest to make new friends and carve out a career in the world of high-class travel which takes her to far flung and exotic destinations.
Literally fuelled by alcohol she soon becomes addicted and her life takes a more sinister and complicated turn. In desperation she embarks on a quest to return to her homeland and be with her aging grandmother (abulela) before it’s too late.
It becomes Marias Odyssey.