Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of the Port of Barcelona. There’s just something about having the mountains and ocean all in one destination. Maybe that’s why I was so partial to Barcelona– a city which I honestly didn’t even know was a port city until booking my flights. Wandering around the ... Read More »
Living the good life.
Spain is a country full of rich history, beautiful landscapes and bizarre architecture. Whether you visit more traditional cities like Madrid or Seville or more liberal cities such as Barcelona, Spain is incredible diverse. Mix in a lot of passion, delicious tapas and even more delicious wine, and you’ve got yourself one fine country.
Arriving in Barcelona after dark, the airport bus dropped us off in Plaça de Catalunya. We were worried about finding our way in the dark, so we foolishly hopped in a cab. Two minutes later, the cab stopped. What?? We were here already? It was literally just a couple of blocks up the road. We paid the (luckily) cheap fare and rang the ... Read More »
Checking into Hotel Granvia was bittersweet. It was our final night in Europe and we were fortunate enough to be spending it in a 19th century palace. Commissioned in the late 1800s by the owners of the Bank of Barcelona, it became one of the few palaces in Barcelona’s city center. It was weird to think of a palace being located ... Read More »
Warning: An overload of inspirational Barcelona photos ahead! It’s no secret that I love taking pictures. I’m the girl who’ll make you wait before you chow down on your food so that I can take photos first. And the girl who makes everyone wait around while I set up my tripod for the perfect pic? Yeah, I’m her too. But who ... Read More »
Las Ramblas is one of the most touristy areas in all of Barcelona. Filled with tourist tat and scam artists, I would normally say to avoid such areas, but in this case, I say go. Located along the Rambla is Casa Bruno Cuadros, known locally as Casa dels Paraigües or “the House of Umbrellas”. This shop, now a bank, was ... Read More »
I didn’t have much time in Barcelona, but I knew I needed to soak up as much of Gaudí’s architecture as I could while there. In order to get the most out of his bizarre masterpieces, I decided to take Discover Walk’s FREE Gaudí Tour. Meeting outside the Casa Batlló, I was blown away by its appearance. I’ll admit that I ... Read More »
It’s confession time. From apartment rental mistakes in Paris to spending only one night in Rome, I’ve talked about some of the mistakes I made throughout my trip around Europe. But do you want to know my biggest mistake of all? Barcelona. Oh the regret. Other than always wanting to go to Ibiza, which I knew wouldn’t work out for this ... Read More »