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22/05/2013

Travel Tuesday - trendy Barcelona


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In 2007 me and a bunch of friends travelled to Barcelona for a week, we rented an apartment (a very small apartment) and our main purpose was to have fun, celebrate New Years and skateboard. I use to do a lot of skateboarding a few years back, in fact I won the UK Girls Skate Jam in 07 but due to having a bad knee injury and two subsequent knee surgeries I don't do nearly as much as I did.



This trip also happens to be the last time I flew - thats not to say I have not travelled since becuase I have in fact I have travelled to many countries and have done many long and overnight train/bus and car trips all across europe but I have to admit I am terrified of flying, even though I have been lucky enough to fly around 30 times in my life, I have a major fear of flying which has got worst with age, but I hope to face my fear sometime soon.

Barcelona
Sagrada Familia taken on my old film camera

I loved this trip, we used the underground system daily, we walked all across the city, skated along the beach pavilion, ate at local restaurants and went to some great bar's and enjoyed the mild weather even though it was December, I remember one of the days being around 19 degrees which is still warmer than the weather is here today and we are in May already.


barcelona skateboarding
Sunset Skateboarding

tapas restaurant
Full after eating some nice tapas

I loved how vibrant and creative the city was and there is loads of street art and performers, music and independent stores. We had an amazing meal at a vegan juice bar and I loved the old part of the city with beautiful buildings. Our apartment was in an old block, near the sea, with a lovely bakery underneath, perfect for some breakfast treats.

Old town europe


graffiti
I loved all the street art on display in the city

4 comments:

  1. looks like u had a lot of fun! nice pics :)


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  2. Oh I love it. I would love to take a trip like that with friends. My husband and I have been together 5 years now and have been on many many trips all over this country (plus one trip to Costa Rica), but I want to take a long European trip with him. I just want to explore. You've given me the itch.

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  3. Thanks so much for the lovely comments ladies :)

    Laura x

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  4. Nice photos. That apartment in Barceloneta looks like a better deal in summer. Did you skateboard along MACBA? Thumbs up if you did, cause I'm not sure you can do it anymore.

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