Barcelona | Turning 30 In Style

Early mornings are reserved work days and morning flights. I’m a firm believer that early mornings and holidays don’t mix, but when it’s your boyfriend’s 30th birthday, you’re in Barcelona and his parents have come to the city for the first time for just 24 hours, there’s a certain amount…

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Barcelona | Welcome Back!

After waiting six years to return to the first city ever to steal my heart, I was so excited to get out and explore Barcelona again! After leaving the beautiful sunshine and warmth in Rome, we decided to head straight for a coffee to warm up and start our day…

Rome – Barcelona | Travel Day

As with all days, the plan was to get up, packed and out early so we could fit in some last sights before leaving for Barcelona. And not one to want to break the habit of a lifetime, it took me longer than hoped to get ready. After tucking into…

Postcard from…Barcelona

Barcelona was the first city I ever visited on a city break. At the tender age of 21, I thought I’d smashed my experience of Barcelona, but in hindsight it wasn’t until I picked up this postcard that I realised just how much I’d missed out on. Although I had…

Climbing Columbus, Barcelona

As you wander down Las Ramblas in Barcelona toward to the marina, there’s a column with a statue of Christopher Columbus on the top. It was made for the Exposicion Universal de Barcelona in 1888 to commemorate Columbus’ first trip to the Americas. The base of the column is adorned…

Camp Nou, Barcelona

‘A tour of Barcelona’s football stadium, it’ll be fun’. Those are the words I heard from my boyfriend during our trip to Barcelona, and those are the words I never thought would be true. I’ll lay it out for you now – I am not a football fan. In fact,…

La Boqueria

With roots dating back to around 1200, La Boqueria started life off as a humble, open-air market in front of the city walls. As time has passed, the market has grown in size and notoriety, and has firmly secured it’s place in my top 10 things to do in Barcelona.…