8.30.2018

664. Day 11 of 28 | Montjuic Castle and Fountain

Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
On our second day in Barcelona, we went around the Montjuic area including the castle and Magic Fountain. For the castle, we only had about 20 minutes to explore before they closed for the day. So we went up to the top to get some nice views. Afterwards, we went to the Magic Fountain which is a nightly fountain show with lights and music. Kind of reminds me of the one in Vegas. It was a pretty tiring day - a lot of walking and the weather was extremely hot once again.

Los Cachitos
Barcelona
Montjuïc Castle
Montjuïc Castle
Barcelona
Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
Barcelona
Barcelona dinner
Then back to our area for a late night dinner.

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8.29.2018

663. Day 10 of 28 | First Day in Barcelona

Barcelona brunch
We arrived in Barcelona early morning, thanks to a 7am flight from La Coruna. Our hotel for the three nights was the "Emma" by Room Mate Hotels, a boutique hotel very centrally located in the city. They kindly allowed us an early check in. The staff were super friendly and helpful. I will do a more extensive review of the stay in a future post.

After dropping our stuff off, we headed out in search of some food. We ended up at a place called Brunch and Cake. Everything was so nicely presented but the taste wasn't as good.

Emma Hotel Barcelona
Then we began our long walk down to the water - to the W Hotel, our final destination. It was a SUPER hot day but at least it was sun and not thunderstorms (as the forecast predicted), and there was a lot of beautiful architecture along the way. We saw a few buildings by Gaudi including the famous Casa Batllo:

Casa Batllo
Barcelona architecture Loewe
Barcelona
Barcelona Cathedral
We visited Barcelona Cathedral and walked around the Gothic Quarter. Then had tapas for lunch:

Barcelona tapas
Barcelona
Then continued on our way. By this time, it was extremely hot.

Barcelona beach
There were a LOT of street vendors around this area. Like a couple kilometres just lined with them, selling everything from fake designer bags to shoes, clothing, magnets, souvenirs, etc.

W Hotel Barcelona
Finally making our way to the beach, and to the W Hotel where we shared a pitcher of sangria:

W Hotel Barcelona
Barcelona restaurant
Then we took a cab back to our hotel's area and had dinner at this Italian restaurant. The portions were super large.

pasta
And that was day 1 in Barcelona! As I am updating this, we are currently in Pisa (after visiting Malta after Barcelona). I really need to get back on track with these "daily updates" lol. Our trip is going by too fast..

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8.25.2018

662. Days 7, 8, 9 of 28 | Final Days in La Coruna

La Coruna beach
We are currently in Barcelona! Our trip is going by way too fast though. I am having the best time and enjoying every moment. This was actually our second day in Barcelona..so far we've walked a lot around the city and just been exploring. Tomorrow we will go to Park Guell which I am very excited about, and Sagrada Familia. I'm unable to keep up with daily posts on here these days so I'm going to have to start combining days lol. Here are some photos from our final days in La Coruna. I'm so glad every day there was hot and sunny.

La Coruna
La Coruna
leftbanked La Coruna
La Coruna
La Coruna
Estrella Galicia
Pandelino breakfast
La Coruna beaches
Coruna beaches
The colour of the water was too beautiful..I couldn't stop taking pics!

Tower of Hercules
Visiting the Tower of Hercules.

la coruna
menhires coruna
lighthouse staircase
Climbed a few hundred steps to get to the top..

black rice
leftbanked La Coruna
leftbanked despacito

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8.23.2018

661. Day 6 of 28 | Fisterra

Fisterra Spain
I'm a few days behind on these daily posts now! I'm updating now on the night before our (7am!!) flight to Barcelona. I had an amazing time here in La Coruna. I can't believe we are already a week into our trip..

Here are some photos from our second day here. We went to a very beautiful area along the coast called Fisterra. The views were stunning and the water was so blue. I really loved it.

Fisterra Spain
Muros Spain
Fisterra Spain
End of the World
End of the World
Muros Spain
Fisterra Spain
Galician cuisine
leftbanked despacito

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