Espana. Photo Diary Part 1

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So as promised, here is my first photo diary from Spain! It was my first time in this part of Europe, so I was beyond excited. Actually it's my 15th country already that I can cross off the list, and my dream is to see maybe not all of them but a lot of them! Well, anyways back to Spain. I know city trips are not exactly a relaxing type of vacation obviously as you have a lot of walking, exploring and sight-seeing to do but Barcelona is actually kind of a perfect place. It has a huge beach as well a fantastic amount of places to see and visit. However, I am a little upset now and wish I would have chosen to stay there longer than just a few days instead of flying to Madrid. But I have an excuse to come back next time and really relax. I wanted to see all of the most popular places as well as enjoy a dip or two in the Mediterranean sea. I managed to do it all, but it felt really rushed and I was exhausted by the end of my vacation so that's a clear sign that for cities like Barcelona you definitely need more time than for your usual beach holiday. Especially because of very important things like siesta, during which almost every living creature tries to hide in the shade of the street or at home and nap lazily till the air cools down.

I was thinking if I should share the photos from my phone and Instagram, but I believe if you follow my blog you are also following my Instagram feed too. That's why I decided to stray away from doing that and will post the photos only from my camera for now. My mother was always quite fascinated by my ability to remember directions and 'feel' locations. And to tell you the truth, I felt so good in Barcelona that my senses in terms of location was kind of surprising even me. I knew the metro stations at a glance, and directions in which I had to go came so naturally. Whereas in Madrid, I felt so confused, my sense of location was really off, although the city I believe is much much smaller that Barcelona. I generally would recommend anyone who's never travelled in Europe to include Barcelona in the list of cities-to-visit, alongside Paris, London etc. It's very unique, and charming and will make you fall in love with it madly despite some really noticeable negative factors. You will be surprised how lively people can be at 1am still enjoying their dinners in an outdoors restaurant and living like they are on vacation a whole year-round. I still hear words 'sangria, mojitos!' in my mind so clearly, which takes me back to the sunny, hot Barceloneta beach. I miss it a lot but I know I will come back, sooner or later.

With Love,
Bri


















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4 comments

  1. Would you visit Eastern Europe?

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    1. Depending which country you mean? I have already been to a few Eastern Europe countries and am originally from one myself.

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  2. Great pics! Love the one of the boats with the bird taking off (or landing) in the corner. Cool moment!

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    1. Thanks! Yup, there are a lot of seagulls in Barcelona and it reminded a lot of the town in Wales where I was studying:)

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