I am so excited to share my very first travel blog and if you follow me on insta (@off_track_girl) you will know how much I am in love with this vibrant city since then!
Barcelona has everything that you need for your next holiday destination. It has the culture, the city-life, beautiful architecture, beaches and finally the weather which is amazing all year round.
To top it all, while we loved this romantic architectural city but the liveliness of this city is why I will come back here again and again! Staying in Europe, I sometimes miss the liveliness and colours of India. And so, Barcelona was such a fresh breath of air which is so different from the rest of the Europe and has a hint of same energy and vibe.
While for most of our trips we (read Akash) plan every single thing before arriving and keep back to back activities to do. But luckily this time we planned a weeklong stay for our Barcelona trip without any detailed planning – just a rough idea of places we would wish to see. And guess what, we both loved this way of slow travelling and truly experiencing a place in detail like a local. We stayed in Barcelona for 5 days and did a day trip to Mintessarat which I will be sharing in next blog ( Mainly because it would be way TOO much to put in just one blog post ).
These are the things we did in Barcelona-
As I told you, we wanted to travel slow this time and so to start with - the day we arrived we decided to take a walking tour of the city.
Taking a stroll or walking tour is always a smart way to orient yourself to a new city, learn some history, and hear about the main attractions. We strolled around the main city area- La Rambla, also called the heart of Barcelona - La Rambla is lined with bars, quirky shops and historical buildings it is an essential place to stroll around in the evening.
From there since we were fairly close the sea side we decided to walk towards Christopher Columbus statue and surprisingly just past the statue we found this dreamy port called Port Vell. We found all the boats and luxury yacht parked here, watching sunset from here was surreal, definitely a must place for the sunset view.
Finally we ended our day with a flamenco dance show. The Flamenco experience isn’t just about the dance itself – it’s about the atmosphere, people, passion, and soul. It was my first time and I was awed by the sheer amount of energy!!