Polka Dots and Pink in the Park
Just as my good friend Kristabel said in the opening line of her latest travel post; If this blog was a film, you’d be pretty confused by the chronology of the plot. “Has she travelled back in time?” or “Is this that indie dream scene?” or maybe, “The editor must be pretty damn terrible at continuity”… Yep, I’ve been pretty damn terrible at the latter but to save you from getting bored with one city, I’ve mixed it up a bit! Next week you’ll be getting the last of my Stockholm adventures and this weekend I’m also off to Paris, trying out the iDBUS!
Anyways, this post serves as a visual diary of the last two days of the trip I took to the Catalonian capital this summer. One of these days was spent covering the whole of the famous Park Guell which is a definite must-do if you’re craving to set your eyes on some beautiful panoramic views and a whole lotta mosaics. My travel buddy Cait and I went in to visit the house that Gaudi lived in for 20 years until he moved to his beloved Sagrada familia. I’d advise doing it as it was a rather fascinating insight into the personal life of such an infamous man.
The next day was spent wandering the flea markets outside the cathedral (we would have gone in if my skirt hadn’t been so ‘short’, oops.) and discovering the delightful shops and tapas restaurants around El Born. Happy Pills sweet shop is a must. I need not say more!
Cait and I found our hotel and flight package to Barcelona through Groupon which was all pretty easy, I’d never booked this sort of ‘packagey’ holiday before but for a quick city trip with a nice hotel, it was all good value so I’ll be trying it out again! Take a look at the other short trips if you fancy a city break like we did. Now, where to go next – any ideas?!