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I spent the day taking a long walk over to Montjuc, a garden/castle with an exceptional view of Barcelona.

 

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It took hundreds of steps to get to the top… but it was worth it.

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Not too bad! I very much enjoyed the greenery surrounding the view also.

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And of course found my favorite alley ways and most unique pieces of Barcelona on the way.

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I can’t believe my time in Barcelona is coming to an end… I love this city so much. I am definitely adding it to my new bucket list of places to live. 🙂

Please let me know in the comments if you’ve ever been to Barcelona or are planning a trip here!

Have a great day 🙂

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I spent a couple hours at the beach today. The Barcelona beaches are just stunning – even in the winter! The weather was perfect, about 70 degrees, with just a bit of wind.

  
It was a beautiful day!

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Barcelona is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen. I love the atmosphere here; everyone is happy, there are fruit and vegetable markets everywhere, and THE BEACH. I have accidentally stumbled upon so many incredible places and I’ve only been here two days.

EXHIBIT A: I found this place while searching for the beach on day 1.

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EXHIBIT B: The beach. I mean… it’s stunning.

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EXHIBIT C: The city.

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The city is filled with winding roads that house adorable shops, markets, and restaurants.

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You know I can’t pass up a vegan burger!

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Mexican-style black bean burger with bbq sauce, guac, and caramelized onions. I will DEFINITELY be recreating this at home.

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I can’t get enough of  the greenery hanging from the balconies.

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EXHIBIT D: El Masnou. This is a tiny city just north of Barcelona. I’m staying here for a few days, then back to Barcelona for another 4 days.

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If you look closely at this picture, you will see that the trees each have little sweaters on. Yes, someone knit sweaters for the trees. That is knitted yarn, not fabric. How cute is that?!

I can’t wait to explore more of Barcelona – this is only the beginning! Thank you for reading – if you would like to see more, I have a video showing my first day in Barcelona here.

PS. Hi Pepe! Thank you for reading my website every day. I love you <3

 

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I arrived in Paris via bus, and found my first airbnb rather quickly, thanks to the great directions given by my host. I am getting much better at public transportation, which is great since I am getting tired of getting on the wrong bus or train. 🙂

As soon as I got to the airbnb, I met my host (who very kindly brought me a french baguette), threw down my luggage, and sprinted over to the eiffel tower. I arrived just at sunset.

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The pictures don’t even do it justice. Seeing it in real life is just a surreal experience.

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After the excitement of the tower, I wandered back to the airbnb to get a bit of relaxation time. I stopped at a little fruit market and picked up some clementines, grapes, and bananas for my Parisian apartment.

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These little markets are scattered throughout Paris, and I get super excited every time I come across one. I found the cutest little flower shop across from the fruit market.

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And of course, a chocolatiere. 🙂

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The next day, I was able to wander a little further into Paris.

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I made it over the Seine and down Champs-Elysses to the Arc de Triomph. I stopped at the fanciest “drugstore” ever (they were selling iPhones, nice jewelry, and had a full restaurant, but it was called the drugstore), and picked up some snacks. All vegan, of course! Yum.

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Found this little gem of a fountain as I was wandering down to the gardens.

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After walking all day, I went straight back to my apartment, fell asleep, and then proceeded to be sick for the next two days. I realized that I have been traveling for five weeks, and I’ve hardly had any days “off.” Lesson learned – take a break when you need it!

Following my two days of sickness, I switched apartments to a more centrally located place, took some rest time, and also took some more exploring time.

Here is the Notre Dame!

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I switched it up and made a video of this day’s adventures; click here to see it.

Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for Paris: Part 2.

PS. Hi Gpak! Thanks for reading my website!

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Bonjour!

I am working on my post about Paris, but recently I’ve been super busy making VIDEOS. I’ve created a youtube channel – click here to see my videos! I have one from Amsterdam and one from Paris, so far. Please check them out, I’m pretty proud of them. Paris Thumbnail 3.001

Stay tuned for my post about Paris 🙂

 

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