Barcelona, Spain is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and is the leading tourist city in Spain. People from all over the world visit Barcelona during all seasons for the diversity it offers. The city has a beach on the Mediterranean Sea but is far from being just a vacation spot.
The city itself is full of life especially near La Rambla which is a world famous street from the amount of small shops as well as large stores it has. It’s a lovely place to take a walk at night and has a variety of restaurants from authentic Catalan restaurants to regular fast food all the way to traditional Arab food. Near La Rambla there’s Pablo Picasso’s museum who spent a major part of his life in Barcelona. The museum is beautiful and full of his work. On entry to the museum you get an audio device that can tell you a little background information about each painting. Right next to it you’ll also find a museum containing some Egyptian artifacts if you’re into that.
Another major attraction is the Camp Nou stadium home to one of the world’s best football teams FC Barcelona. The football season starts in August and ends in late May so anytime of the year between these 2 months you’re very likely to find games almost every Saturday/Sunday and also on Tuesday/Wednesday. Camp Nou is the largest football stadium outside the United States as it has a capacity of 99,000 spectators and is going to be renovated so it can host even more. Inside the stadium there’s the FC Barcelona museum where you can see trophies won by the club, historical shirts that belonged to legendary players, and certain balls or kits that hold an important significance. Seeing the team play is a chance one should not miss out on as the world’s finest football player, Lionel Messi, plays for the club and makes sure to entertain all those who come to watch every few days for most of the year.
On a visit to Barcelona one cannot miss seeing a Flamenco show which is a famous dance style known in Barcelona. The best option would be to book your seat in a show online before actually going and it’s better to go to a show with multiple dancers rather than just one.
Barcelona is a beautiful city. The folks are lovely and the weather is amazing. Just taking a walk in the street will calm you down. Go outside, meet the locals, do some shopping, and enjoy life in Barcelona.
What can I say about myself? A mid-thirties stay at home mom with two adorable kids who are three and six-month-old respectively. Zack and Chance are a bit of a handful some days,yet they are a real blessing, well we all know children are a blessing really, even if they do act like the devil sometimes.
For now, there is no sign of going back to work so as many stay at home moms do, I have taken up blogging as a hobby, and at some point in the future, well, you know how it goes. We try and make money off these things somehow. Alternatively, has the blog bubble burst yet?
I spent a while trying to come up with an idea for my tiny corner of the internet that might sound slightly interesting. I did quite a bit of umming and ahhing to think of a topic that came anywhere near to being something I knew a decent amount about that I could write about. All I came up with time and time again was writing about travel from varying perspectives.
What makes you qualified? I hear you shout. Well mentioning no names I was an air hostess for a few years and then when I got married I put down my wings and went into corporate travel management. This is not all business trips I had to book, so there were quite a few requests for something a little different.
I forgot to mention. I now live just outside Valencia in Spain, and I promise not to slip into “Hola, buenosdias,” or anything like that.
Apart from a brief introduction about me I just want to say I hope to give you more than enough reading of the weird and wonderful places out there that are either worth a visit if you are in the region, or they give you enough insight to be a little curious. It might be a little offbeat at times, yet I hope it will never be dull.
If you’re lucky, I might just slip in some of those tales of things that happened on overnight flights when passengers thought almost everyone was asleep. That could raise a few eyebrows on some readers that’s for sure.
First up I will give you a roundup of some of the best places on the planet to visit and those little corners that remain hidden from most travel guides or vacation/holiday brochures we all love to read during the winter.