LONDON BLOG: Last Day

NOOOOOOOOOOOO… Can you tell I don’t want to leave?

Hello beautiful people from the Internet!

So, the day has arrived, I have to go home… I really really really don’t want to. I’ve enjoyed myself so much here, and I’ve had my first traveling solo experience! (I’ll talk about that on my next post, if you have questions you want me to answer, comment down below or get in touch with me through social media!).

I haven’t done anything today to be honest, I’ve walked around some of my favorite streets, near the London Eye & Big Ben… I kinda just wanted to not feel a tourist, and just enjoy the London atmosphere.


I’ve gone to Victoria Station at around 4pm as I had to take the Gatwick Express to get to the airport, I was feeling so nostalgic already, and I hadn’t even officially left London yet.

I’ve arrived to the airport, gone through security, and then just wait and wait and wait until I had to board.

I’ve landed in Barcelona at 10:40pm… If I have to be honest, this London trip has been one of the best experiences I’ve had traveling. Maybe it’s because I’ve felt I had no attachments, I could do what I wanted, how I wanted and when I wanted.

If you are scared of traveling by yourself, DON’T BE! It’s not as scary or lonely as you may think, you meet a lot of people and you become really social, open and independent (if you are not already though… haha)

I feel like everyone should travel alone at least once in their lifetime! 🙂


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LONDON BLOG: Day 3

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I can’t believe I’ve been in London for 3 days already! Time has gone by so fast, you don’t even know!

Today I have finally seen the Tower Bridge, it was absolutely amazing. A lot of people were telling me to go to London bridge so I was expecting a Tower Bridge part 2… London Bridge is not even that amazing, is just a bridge, nothing over the top.

After this tiny dissapointment, I’ve decided to just walk. I wanted to also visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, and that’s exactly where I’ve ended up. Sometimes when you are not actually all stressed to find all the touristy monuments, that’s when you find them. The cathedral was absolutely gorgeous, I don’t believe in enything, but I’ve always found cathedrals and churches really interesting.

It was around 11:30am already, so I’ve decided to go to Camden, and have a look at the market (and obviously the food market, I mean, it’s food like, how can you ignore it?) After a long tube ride, I’ve arrived to Camden! It has been a huge struggle for me as I liked every single thing in the market but I’ve been a grown up woman and I’ve only bought two things (one of them being a bag because mine has broken just at that moment, WHAT A COINCIDENCE).

For lunch I’ve had one of the best Thai noodles of my life. They were soooooo spicy, like you can’t even imagine, but they were SO GOOD! After that, i’ve decided that I deserves a desert as I was containing myself from buying the whole market, so I’ve bought a super nice Nutella, Banana and Whipped cream Crêpe. That was absolutely heaven for my mouth.


When I’ve finished, it was almost 3pm so I’ve decided to go back to the hostel to relax a bit BUT. I’ve found the Baker Street station sign so I’ve had a little debate with myself, should I go visit Sherlock’s home? YES. So let’s just say I’ve changed my route, to Sherlock’s house we go!

After that, then I’ve decided to go back to the hostel, relax, and get ready for WICKED AT WEST END! (My musical lover me is still fangirling over it).

STORYTIME:

I was looking at my London guide, and there was a page that said “cinema & theater in London”. Me knowing that West End is pretty expensive, I decided to just skip that page. Lucky me! My mum was like “why don’t you just look at the website and see which musicals are on? Even if you don’t go!”

That’s exactly what I did. Went in the West End website and the first thing I saw was:

WICKED – SPECIAL OFFER £27.50

I seriously thought that was a lie but I cliked and IT WAS REAL. I literally clicked on the buy tickets button as fast as I could. And that my friends is how I got my ticket.

Moral of the story: always listen to your mum and also check the musicals because you never know.

After this tiny break, let me continue with my day.

WICKED HAS BEEN AMAZING. LIKE EVEN BETTER THAN AMAZING. I can’t describe it with words to be honest, it has left me speechless. The thing is that the Elphaba performing was the one and only Willemijn Verkaik. Those of you who don’t know who she is, she is one of the BEST Elphabas of all time!!!!

It’s been an amazing day and I am NOT looking forward to going back home tomorrow…


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LONDON BLOG: Day 2

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Today was my second day in London! I’ve literally woken up at 10am… I was planning on waking up early and going to see the guard change at Buckingham Palace…

Anyways, after getting ready, I’ve decided to go to Buckingham Palace anyways, when I’ve arrived THE GUARD CHANGE WAS STARTING! I seriously couldn’t have arrived at a better time!


After that, I’ve just gone straight into St. James Park. I’ve walked around, stare at the ducks… and obviously taking some pictures.

Then I was kinda confused let’s be real. There were too many streets so I’ve just figured that if I follow all the tourists, most likely is they will take me to Westminister and the Big Ben. And I was right!

Although it was pretty far… i’ve ended up deciding to go to the British Museum. I looooove museums and the collections they have here in London are absolutely amazing, I couldn’t miss that!


And then I’ve just decided to wander around a bit (Trafalgar Square, Oxford Street & Piccaddily Circus. I’ve also taken one of the most touristy pictures (aka phone booth pic) so here it is so you enjoy it too! 🙂

After that it was around 7 so I was starting to get hungry. I usually don’t like to spend a lot on food but I’ve chosen to treat myself. I’ve gone to an Italian restaurant and lucky for me, ALL COUPLES, NO SINGLE PEOPLE. Everybody was looking at me with the “aw she’s by herself, poor thing” face, but to be honest… I don’t care, the food was AMAZING.

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See you guys tomorrow!


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LONDON BLOG: Day 1

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After my finals, I thought I deserved a little bit of fun so I booked a flight to London! I am going by myself this time. I first went there when I was about 8 but I don’t remember much so I thought it would nice to go back and do some exploring.

I have also always wanted to start traveling solo so I feel like it is going to be a really good experience 🙂

DAY 1: EXPLORING

I have woken up at 4.30am… I actually don’t mind waking up early when I have to travel, because I know it is going to be REALLY worth it.

We have landed at 8.30am, 30 minutes before the estimated time. After landing I’ve had to look for the train station (it was quite and adventure) and finally, I’ve arrived at Victoria station.

Let me tell you something. The tube is the most confusing thing ever. In the same station, up to 3 different lines can go through… it has taken me about 15 minutes to actually figure out where I had to go…

This first day I just wanted to explore the area where I was staying a little bit. I’ve spent the whole day wandering around Notting Hill. I’ve walked around Hyde Park, i’ve visited Kensington Palace… then I’ve decided to walk even more so I’ve decided to go to the Natural History Museum. It was pretty interesting to be honest! Then I’ve discovered a tiny little street which was full of restaurants, you could literally find any food there (indian, italian, french, chinese…).

As I was sitting down eating one of the best gelattos I’ve ever had, I was going through my London guide, and I’ve seen a place called “little Venice”. Long story short, I’ve ended up walking there! My feet were hurting soooo bad at this point, but the pain was worth it.

As I am a HUGE fan of the movie Notting Hill, obviously I needed to go to Portobello Market! I’ve tried to control myself and I haven’t bought anything BUT IT WAS TOO HARD. Also, I couldn’t stop staring at the colorful houses from there…

after that it was 7 already so I’ve decided to go back to the hostel… I’ve just slept about 2 hours tonight so I AM DEAD.

Tomorrow I will try to wake up early and make the most out of my day!


Love,

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My Favorite Restaurants in Barcelona

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In this post I’m going to be sharing some of my favorite restaurants from Barcelona. There are a lot of good restaurants in this city, I am not saying these are THE BEST, but they are my favorite and I seriously enjoy eating there. The service they have in each restaurant is also really nice so that is obviously a plus! Also, I am not a vegan or anything but I do like to eat some vegan food every now and then. If you hate eating healthy or you are not about that life, this restaurants may not be really appealing to you. I can write another post about other types of restaurant if you are interested on that! Let me know 🙂

Here is my list!

  • Flax & Kale. This is a flexitarian restaurant. If you don’t know what a flexitarian is, basically is someone who eats mostly plant-based foods like vegetarians or vegans, but with the exception that they do eat meat every once in a while (mostly fish). If you want to know more about the flexitarian lifestyle I recommend checking The Flexitarian. The food in this restaurant is absolutely delicious and very filling. By the way, I recommend getting one of their smoothies, THEY ARE LIFE.

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  • Brunch & Cake. I LOVE BRUNCH. It may sound like it’s a really “white girl” thing to say but I absolutely love it. This restaurant is one of my favorites Brunch wise, they have the best options PLUS they are healthy and delicious!

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  • Copasetic. The menu in this restaurant is really Mediterranean as one of the founders is Greek and the other one is Catalan, so you have a menu with a mix of both cultures. You can also get the typical like burgers and basic salads if you are not very adventurous and want a more standard dish. (Also really good with brunches)

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  • La Fitora. This restaurant is more a seafood restaurant. Is right in front of the beach so you have incredible views while you are eating. It is a bit more pricey than the other restaurants as it’s a more quality food restaurant, but it is really worth it.

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  • Green&Berry. Another healthy restaurant. This time though, it is officially vegan. If you love meat and you need to eat it every meal of the day DO NOT COME HERE. But if you like to eat healthy once in a while or you are basically vegan, i do recommend it. They have a lot of different options, all really tasty! 🙂

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Places I Need to Visit in 2017

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2016 was great, and I got to visit a lot of new places but I have a new traveling list that I would like to share with you. Keep in mind I am only 19 years old, so my income is not good at all, so hopefully if I can go to at least two or three I’ll be a happy girl! 🙂

Also, just in case someone thinks I don’t know it, I am aware that some of the destinations are countries and others are cities. Some places I know for sure which city I want to explore, but others I just want to explore the whole country, that’s why! 🙂

With that being said, LET’S GET INTO IT.

  • Switzerland. To be honest, I don’t care which city, village, town… I just know I want to go there. I have always found that the surroundings are absolutely incredible so I really REALLY want to visit it.

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  • London. I AM GOING TO LONDON IN A WEEK. I was there when I was about 8 or 9 years old, but I don’t remember anything so… I decided that after my finals, I would give myself a little “gift” and buy tickets to go to London for 4 days. I am going to be traveling alone, so I can share my first alone trip thoughts with you!

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  • Rome. I went for only a day when I was 11 because I was doing an Italy tour in 8 days, soooo we can say I did not see a lot of things. I really want to go back and explore a little more.

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  • Brussels. Don’t ask me why, I’ve always wanted to visit it, something about it attracts me 🙂

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  • Lapland. I mean do I really need to explain why do I want to go there? SANTA CLAUS.

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  • Norway/Sweden. NORTHERN LIGHTS. I mean, I have always wanted to see northern lights so I feel like this countries are the best to see them.

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  • Santorini. No explanation needed. Just look at the picture.

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Barcelona Guide: Free Things to Do

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Hello beautiful people from the Internet!

Today I’m going to write about my lovely city, Barcelona. I was born and raised here, so I might know a few things that you can do in the city, FOR FREE. This is the start of my “Barcelona Guide” segment, where I’ll share with you everything I can about my city. If you have any questions or you would like me to talk about more specific things like where to go out, the important monuments to visit… JUST LET ME KNOW! 🙂

Although people think you can’t do much in here if you don’t pay, that is completely false. There are plenty of stuff to do, you just have to know where to go and what to do!

  • Modernism. If you are a Modernist lover, Barcelona is your city. Although most monuments and buildings make you spend 15€ to get in, but who said you have to get in in order to enjoy the building. You can easily admire the Modernists buildings from the outside, that’s where most of its beauty is on. The two most famous Modernist buildings are in Passeig de Gràcia, and those are: La Pedrera, Casa Batlló and Casa Amatller.  Although these are the most famous ones, most of Passeig de Gràcia’s buildings are Modernist. Plus, Passeig de Gràcia is full of luxury stores so you can always window shop.

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  • Sightseeing. Anything important like la Sagrada Familia, Palau de la Música, la Catedral, Santa Maria del Mar… can be seen from the outside. Obviously if you LOVE architecture and art you might want to go in, but if you really don’t care that much about those topics, just the outside makes you speechless.
  • Barri Gòtic. One of my favorite Barcelona areas is the Gothic Quarter. I love the tiny little streets, tiny old-school shops, street art… and you can seriously walk through history as this area is the oldest of Barcelona. 

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  • Parks. Although we are not the greenest city in Europe, we do have some cute little parks that are amazing if you just want to walk around, have a picnic, relax for a bit… If you come in the right time, you might even find food trucks with food from around the world and dancing acts!

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  • Markets. We have a couple of nice second hand fashion markets, but then we also have food markets. My favorite ones are the food ones (fav one: Mercat de Santa Caterina, I recommend going on a Friday as they open from 7.30am until 8.30pm). You can expect some GOOD FRUIT in there.
  • Museums. Museums are free on Sundays from 3pm until they close (spoiler: we do not close at 6pm as most European countries, everything starts to close at 9 or 10pm).

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SUMMER ONLY: If you visit Barcelona in August, you can see les Festes de Gràcia. It’s a festival that goes throughout a whole week in August (the dates depend on the year), where in the Gràcia area, every street is decorated. Every year, each street has a different theme. Usually there are also concerts at night, and the party can go on until 6 or 7am…

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DISCLAIMER: all the pictures used on this post are from the Internet (I am not physically capable of doing such great pictures), except the last one, that is mine 🙂


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