I don’t think I’ll ever forget Barcelona…..for our neighbour was extremely open about his hobby and so was his window, which was directly opposite our room. The city was fun to explore too and that’s what I’ll be focusing on.
Every year, my gemini twin and I plan a birthday trip and in 2018 we decided Barcelona was the one. The first night was Priya’s birthday so we glammed up and went for a massive meal by the harbour. Lets just say we were sick of seafood by night one and we love seafood!
When in Barcelona, you have to take a photo of the Arc de Triomf and Sagrada Familia so thats exactly what we did. Despite the rain we managed to get some photos we were happy with.
The sun was shining the next day and it was my birthday! We made our way to Park Güell nice and early. It took us just over an hour to walk it but it was a great way to discover all the local shops along the way. Once we reached Park Güell we decided to hike all the way to the top of the park to enjoy a panaromic view of the city. I’d recommend it!
We ended the day by heading to the beach where we just chilled and drank a few Desperados and talked about what to eat for dinner of course. Funnily, we were both craving chips and without any judgement we stuffed our faces with cheesy chips. The best birthday ever.
I came across Magic Fountain of Montjuïc when googling for things to do in Barcelona. It’s located in a beautiful location close to National Museum of Art of Catalunya and it looked stunning in the evening when the lights were all up and the fountain show lit up in all sorts of colours.
Don’t forget to visit the Gothic Quarter when you’re in Barcelona. We also did some shopping at La Rambla and got some fresh seafood and juice from Mercat de la Boqueria – an indoor food market.
On our last day, we decided to look around Parc de la Ciutadella. We didn’t expect much but we ended up having a great time. It was tranquil and complete opposite to the hustle and bustle of everything we’d experienced. You’ll like it if you enjoy nature.
All in all, we had an amazing time in Barcelona and our Airbnb was situated in a great location. The host spoke little to no English and we spoke zilch Spanish but we managed to communicate alright. Us Asians have a way of communicating with everyone it seems from our hand movements to making-up-words that somehow translates to what we’re trying to say. She was lovely and even made us some baked treats!