To many of you it’s no surprise that I find myself in Barcelona again. I don’t think a year has gone by without me visiting it for quite a while now. It is very much what I call a soul city, something I feel I’d be able to very easily call home one day.
After a few days of strolling the city while Daniel was all in meetings, the weekend is here and we get to visit some of my already favourite and soon to become favourite places.
Oh yes and I have changed my iPhone cover since then, so no judging please, that’s what happens to the leather ones Apple sell in stores after only 2 months.
So our first stop is the place I had been wanting to go to ever since I came to Barcelona for the first time when I was 8 (wow, that’s quite a long soul relationship I have with this city, isn’t it?). Tibidabo is literally on the top of Barca, opening a stunning view of the Catalan capital.
And I couldn’t miss the chance to be stared while using my selfie stick from all the possible angles. But hey, it does take really good scenery photos.
A little bit of food and wine is always a good idea in a city as affordable as Barcelona.
Coming back into the city we chose to go half the way by bus and the rest walking. That was, most certainly, one of the best decisions we took on that trip since the sunset was absolutely incredible.
On Sunday we met up with my uncle and auntie who live about 30mins drive from Barcelona, in the Montserrat area. And that is where we spent our whole day, followed by an amazing lunch at Vinya Nova, which I’ve written all about in my “Barcelona Local Food Guide”.
I have visited many places in Espana, but Montserrat remains one of my absolute favourite. I still can’t get over how people were building such incredible places on the top of the mountains, with no modern technology.
Our last day we tried to enjoy as much as possible, and I mean AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. In Doina language that is, have a full Menu del Dia at Luzia, then head to the cute dessert shop where everything is made by nuns to enjoy some sweets, then find THAT best Churros place your friends have told you so much about. I mean, just about 3kg of food + wine + coffee, but it’s our last day, right?
And of course, a perfect day can’t end anywhere other than the beach. Why? Well because growing up in a country with no access to the sea, it’s become something extremely special and precious to me.
(PS. my next travel post will be about my fascinating trip to Istanbul, so make sure to look out for that)