Viva Barcelona

Hi all,

My sincerest apologies that it has been much longer than usual since my last post, its been a whirlwind of a fortnight! Between finishing my work placement and getting back on the job hunt, I have also squeezed in a visit to the beautiful city of Barcelona.

I have visited once before as a toddler, but even with my stellar memory, I have no recollection of exploring the gothic quarter, mini milk in hand.

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I went with my younger sister Sophie and our friend Heidi (she is more like family so it was all plain sailing, with no bickering!), flying from Newcastle on the Friday afternoon and  returning Monday evening. We stayed at the hotel Sant Agusti, in a very central location just off Las Ramblas. The hotel was formerly a convent, and although very clean with modern additions, such as beautifully tiled spa-like walls, it retained some stunning original features such as high ceilings and religious statues and iconography in the reception area.

During our time in the city, we managed to squeeze in all the main attractions; from la Sagrada Família to Park Guell. We also managed to stuff as much tapas, namely patatas bravas, in our mouths as humanely possible! (DISCLAIMER: Sangria may also have been involved… a lot).

 

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Here I have compiled some photos from our city break, from the dazzling Gaudi buildings, to the green utopian paradise of Park Guell.

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For a fairly cheap getaway (our return flight came to around £60 with EasyJet), Barcelona is a must-visit for all ages. Considering we went in mid October, the weather was glorious, reaching heights of about 26 degrees, meaning we were free to explore all day without running for shelter from any downpours, as well as having a fab excuse to gauge on ice lollies!

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Thank you all for browsing my holiday album and reading this post!

I hope you have all had an incredible week.

Em

x

 

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