Saturday, November 26, 2016

Beautiful Barcelona

The last week of October into the first days of November my school had off for fall holidays.

I didn't want to be away the entire week, but one spontaneous morning I took a look on my favorite flight booking platform and before I had finished my tea a flight to Barcelona had been booked.

So from Saturday night to early Wednesday morning I found myself strolling through the streets of Barcelona, stocking up on warmth and sunshine before winter sets in, breathing in deep that fresh seaside air, eating good food, and generally just enjoying myself!

Every good trip includes chocolate waffles ;)

Since I was there on the weekend of All Saints Day I was lucky enough to catch a cultural program in the city which included the breathtaking Castell human tower building.

On my first full day there I went out for tapas and ended up meeting a group of Americans - who work in Munich! What are the odds?? We ended up spending the rest of the evening together and have met up once since we've all been back in Munich.

On my last day I had tickets to visit the La Sagrada Familia Cathedral. Now this here was the highlight of my entire trip! I could spend hours just surrounded by such beautiful architecture. It was simply stunning! I've never seen anything like it! It's certainly not to be missed on a trip to Barcelona...even if the ticket prices are a little steep. 

My trip to Barcelona was a solo adventure.  I always have mixed feelings about traveling alone.  On the one hand, it is nice to be able to do what I want, when I want and I did meet some other travelers. Alone time wandering through the city or sitting at the seaside can also be very relaxing and peaceful and a good time for self reflection.  But being alone also really stinks sometimes. Like when I would love to go for a nice dinner, but sitting alone in a restaurant just doesn't sound appealing in the least.  Or simply being able to share the experiences with another person and to make memories together.  Of course, I made plenty of my own memories, but at the end of the day I'm still definitely the ''travel with friends or family'' type. But given the choice between traveling alone and staying at home, you better believe I'd still be getting on that plane! 

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