Time flies! I’m so glad to be back to blogging, despite my hiatus- and laptop troubles these past months. I am grateful however, for putting together these images from my time in Barcelona
Spain has always been on my list of places to visit. I was scared to book my ticket as I’d be travelling alone but it was SO worth it. I chose Barcelona, the second city and capital of Catalunya.
I remember being on the plane with a neighbour who told me all about his work in Sweden, finding it hard to connect with anyone because he was new at the office. A Barcelona native, he was more excited to have me visit and made me miss home. I got some tips on where to visit, but was warned to be careful with my bag and valuables. Pickpockets love tourists in our city, but you’ll be fine!
I love being a tourist! It’s taught me to read or at least study maps more carefully to find where I’d like to go. As a thriving city with a buzzing culture it would take several rounds of trips to explore Barcelona fully. Since I was only here for a weekend, I wanted to explore as much as I could by seeing places in the central, east, west and southern parts of Barcelona. Thankfully this is all possible with the trains.
First on the list was Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudi’s extraordinary church with winding alleys and ageing mansions. The detail here blew us all away.
Next was Ramblas the world-famous boulevard leading towards the Barri Gotic
I managed to find my way to La pedrera casa les punxes, then the amazing Park Guell. There are several international students in Barcelona, with wide eyes ready to plan their next adventure. I loved most that we all spoke English to each other. Spanish sounds so sexy though! It’s next on my language lists.
With several charming restaurants and tapas bars around every corner, this makes for a perfect getaway destination for reflection and dinner dates in enchanting cafes. Dear future husband, please take note!
Whether you decide to visit Barcelona on your own, with some friends or family, your spouse or partner, you’re bound to fall in love with Barcelona. Have you been to Barcelona or another part of Spain? Where did you visit? Are you planning a trip there? Share your thoughts in the comments below. I would love to someday head to Madrid and Ibiza next 🙂 hopefully more than a weekend this time.