Without a shadow of a doubt, Barcelona was one of the best trips I have been on- hands down. I have been before but this time seemed to be so much better (perhaps because this was the only trip in which the only shoes I took with me were flats). I am one for chaotic cities and admittedly I go in search of that buzz that makes you feel a part of something. Well this city did that, and it certainly had character.
Among the beautiful weather (it was 25 degrees- FOR REAL), the crowded but equally beautiful streets, the shopping, the beach, the food – you really couldn’t have asked or wanted for more. Every location seemed to be ‘Instagrammable’ so much so, I seemed to be snapping quite literally everywhere we went.
Dan (as per as I am utterly useless) planned our trip and figured out a) how we got around the crazy underground and b) which attractions and restaurants we needed to go to. From the Gothic Quarter, to the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, the Sagrada Familia, Park Guell and La Rambla, we became true tourists and I’m not going to lie, in between all of the walking my feet felt like they were going to fall off BUT, it was tote’s worth it.
Need I get onto the food? It was a-m-a-z-i-n-g. I’m a sucker for anything food related but tapas does happen to be one of my favourite cuisines and the dreaded fear of consuming extra calories was soon forgotten as soon as I stepped off the plane. Instead of eating on La Rambla or at some of the busiest restaurants we found some hidden little gems all around the city and these were far less pricey. Freshly squeezed orange juice for breakfast, the most delicious bacon I have ever tasted (those that know me who are reading this will be in momentary shock as I usually detest even the smell of bacon), beef carpaccio, potatoes bravas, paella – the list could go on and on. In fact, I’m practically drooling over the thought of it.
Overall, it was one of the dreamiest city breaks I’ve been on and if you are thinking of visiting you need to get your tickets booked as trust me, you won’t regret it.