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Foto Friday: The Port of Barcelona

Foto Friday: The Port of Barcelona

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 »

Casa Gracia: More than a Hostel

Casa Gracia: More than a Hostel

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 »

Luxury and Location at Hotel Granvia, Barcelona

Luxury and Location at Hotel Granvia, Barcelona

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 »

Capturing the True Spirit of Barcelona

Capturing the True Spirit of Barcelona

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 »

#FindingAsia: Casa Bruno Cuadros, Barcelona

#FindingAsia

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 »

Gaudí is Gaudy and I Love Him For it!

Gaudí is Gaudy and I Love Him For it!

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 »

My Biggest Travel Regret: Barcelona

My Biggest Travel Regret: Barcelona

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 »