Photo Diary 27.02.2018 – 01.03.2018
To be honest, the last time I visited Barcelona I wasn’t immediately taken with it. I’m the first person to admit that I find big cities overwhelming and stressful, and combined with our nightmare trip even getting to Barca (details in the weekly update coming soon!), I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with it the way that I did.
Full of winding alleyways, beautiful buildings, and most importantly out of this world food, Barca has shot to the top of my list of places to recommend for other student travellers. Not only is the city itself pretty easy to navigate, (Claire is very proud of having conquered the metro) but the food is cheap and delicious. Having come from France, which has incredible food in its own right but absolutely no spice to speak of, Spanish cuisine was a welcome change.
From exploring the Picasso Museum, to wandering the docks, to experiencing the most magical snowfall at Park Güell, Barcelona really delivered the goods. Highlights of the trip were having a quiet moment taking in the spectacular interior of the Sagrada Familia, catching up with Katie and Mehrdad over drinks and filling our bellies with the best seafood I’ve had since I left home.
Thank you to Owen for finding the time to conquer paella and half a litre of sangria (per person) with us before he had class, and to the two easiest people to travel with in the world. Cal and Claire you made even the most stressful parts of this week a breeze.