Catalonian Paradise: A Barcelona Travel Diary

Hola! Sangria will never be the same again.

I have been spending the past few days recovering from my adventurous weekend. To be honest, I probably had a total of four hours of sleep the past weekend. However, it was all worth it because I had the pleasure of traveling to Spain! Honestly, I will never be the same.

Fun Fact: I initially wanted to study abroad in Spain! Ever since watching Cheetah Girls 2 back in the good ol’ days, it has been a dream of mine to visit the country. Its sights and sounds have always intrigued me. When choosing a study abroad program, I was completely torn between Paris and Barcelona. However, I am so thankful I have been given the opportunity to visit both countries! This trip was muy bien!

Barcelona was all around a beautiful place to be. The people, the landmarks, the culture… everything was magical. Walking down the streets, I couldn’t help but imagine my own Cheetah Girls movie. My childhood dreams came true! The city offered unique, eye-catching architecture all over the streets. I probably had to stop every five minutes to snap some pics. Everything was so breath-taking. Other than the architecture, I also enjoyed all the flavorful, hearty food that I ate! I am in love with Paella and my mouth can’t help but water thinking about it. I don’t know how I can survive without it. Me being obsessed with ice cream, I had ice cream both days we were there. All the ice creams stands were packed with a plethora of new, fresh flavors. Girl couldn’t contain herself.

Although I had a great time trying all the food and walking around the streets, my favorite part of the trip was getting to the top of the Barcelona Cathedral and attending a mass in the Sagrada Familia. For those of you who do not know, my faith is very important to me. Being able to be in the presence of these heavenly churches was exhilarating. It gave me so much life. The Barcelona Cathedral was decked out in intricate stained glass windows and sculptures. At the top of the cathedral, I was met with a panoramic view of the city. During my visit to the Sagrada Familia, I was able to attend an international mass. Although I couldn’t understand half of what was going on, being around all these people felt good. It was nice to see everyone come together on a bright Sunday morning to praise Him. I mean, it doesn’t hurt that the mass was in the most astonishing building ever!

With that being said, here are some photos I took during my time in Barcelona, Spain


Barcelona, I will be back. Just wait…

Where to next? Stay tuned for next weekend!


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