Travel Diary: Spain

Hello lovlies!

If you haven’t noticed, I disappeared from the blog world for a bit. If you follow my Instagram @fashionflurry4 you know I was traveling Barcelona and Ibiza! I appolagize for the sudden drop, but hope you understand. Today I wanted to highlight my favorite parts of my trip and share some gorgeous photos. My boyfriend and I spent 7 days in Barcelona sightseeing, relaxing, and trying out every Paella and Sangria the city had to offer!

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Park Guell offered us the opportunity to hike (I was in a dress and sandals, so more like the opportunity to walk up) a few hills and get an incredible view of the city. We were able to point out Sagrada Familia and Torre Agbar as soon as we got up … can you spot them? Afterwards, we obviously had to make our way to the famous benches and snap a few ton of pictures. This area was a lot more open than I thought it would be, and we grabbed a shady spot to enjoy some lunch we had brought with us.

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One of my favorite parts of the trip was getting a tour of Sagrada Familia and learning about the history behind the beautiful artwork of Gaudi. If you are on a budget in Barcelona, I suggest spending the extra euros for a guide here. There were so many hidden details Carlos (yes, that was his name) revealed to us that had me in awe. The Basilica is under construction Monday-Friday and is not expected to be fully finished until 2026 – guess I’ll just have to come back!

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Ahh, my favorite street in Barcelona – La Rambla! This location was a tourist trap, but a warm welcome from our more residential quarters (we were staying in Gracia neighborhood). La Rambla offers souvenir shops, ice cream parlors, flower stands, and retail stores in every corny. PS. This country loves the clothing store MANGO. This place had an endless supply of fresh fruit, smoothies, and fruit pops – I was in heaven!

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To finish our trip, we spent 3 days in Ibiza soaking up the sun. We were stationed in Figueretas beach, a 20 minute walk from the famous Playa Den Bossa (party central). The location was amazing, stunning beaches, delicious food, and the most friendly people ever! After 2 days we ventured north towards San Antonia to spend a day at Cala Salada, our best decision ever. This beach is isolated, but crowded with people – for good reason. The water is crystal clear, and filled with fishes who are not scared of people. It was the perfect place to snorkel, I even saw a baby octopus (still can’t convince my boyfriend this was real, but I swear)!

Spain was a beautiful country; clean, sunny, and filled with friendly locals. Have you ever been? Where is your favorite place you have traveled?

Until next time,

Leila