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Colorful Barcelona: Photo Gallery 

📍Barcelona, Spain ✈️ Arrive at Barcelona International Airport (BCN) 🏨 Stay at Hotel Regina – Hotel Granvia – Christopher’s Inn Hostal      ☀️ When to go? May – June – July  🏞Must Visit: Montserrat Monastery  🚲 Recommended: City Bike Tour    Typical of Gaudí: Straight lines are avoided whenever possible. There’s something about Barcelona that always captures my attention, whether is an article online or a postcard in the library, I’ve always feel inclined to this colorful city.  I don’t know anything about architecture or Gaudí, but his creative work is what makes Barcelona stand out with its uniqueness. This city is a mix of the traditional with a modern hint!  Did you know: each year 8 million tourist visit Barcelona? Making it Europe’s third most visited city. If you haven’t been yet, make sure to add it to your bucket list of places to go.  Here are some of the best shots I took on my last visit:   About The Author Mariella Molestina Noboa The art of saying “Yes!” can take you far …

Hidden Gems

When travelling, we are used to pick the most popular cities. Rome, Paris, New York, London, are on the top of our list and most people don’t even bother researching more about the country they are travelling to. Why is that? Why do we think we get to know a country and its culture by visiting only one big city? What I’ve learned in the past years is that the life of a local that lives in a town is completely different to the one of a person living in a city. These are two completely different people and I know you will never get to know a country if you don’t give both sides of the coin a chance. On a recent trip to Madrid, a friend of mine proposed a weekend getaway to Valencia, a small town located 2 hours away from Madrid. I honestly didn’t know what I was getting myself into but as a curious traveller I agreed. We went for the “Fallas” Festival, a celebration Valencia throws to welcome spring. …

Hello Madrid, I’m Back (Again)!

          A year ago, three of my friends decided to get their master’s degree in Madrid. Since then, their social media posts are nothing but fun. The “I should visit.” phrase was always on my mind. And I wasn’t alone. Suddenly, all my friends decided to book their plane tickets.           My friends are having the time of their lives, and it brings me so much joy to see them having fun in Europe every day. Every. Single. Day they have something planned that is sure to become an unforgettable moment.           Last month, I was randomly looking at plane tickets to see if I could possibly (maybe) go visit them for a few days. Luckily for me, I found a ticket so cheap that I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. At first I was like “Wait, where’s the trick? There has to be something wrong here?” But no, it was pure luck. Without hesitation, I booked it. And just like that …

12 Jaw Dropping Pictures of Monserrat’s Monastery in Spain.

Beautiful isn’t? Monserrat’s Monastery is located within a short 1-hr drive from Plaza Catalunya in Barcelona. At the top of the mountain, lies its beautiful monastery. The architectural design details and Montserrat’s stunning backdrop gives this place a unique touch. Tips: Climb to the top of Monserrat’s monument. Even though it is closed with a sign that says “do not enter” and “please do not climb the monument” try to make the impossible to be able to do so. Since I was wearing a cast at the time, I didn’t even try to climb it. But the view from the top must be wonderful! Plus, it makes an awesome picture. Looking for a good place to set your tripod around here? Try the trashcans. Its design makes it easier to lay your camera, set its timer and take pictures with the mountain. There are at least 6 trash cans that are great for this! Try not to spend too much time in the church, plan to spend more time around the area. Such as; visit …

Barcelona, We Meet Once Again!

Last month, I graduated from my masters! (Hallelujah!). I attended La Salle – Universitat Ramon LLul in Barcelona, Spain so naturally I flew all the way to Spain from Miami just to attend my graduation ceremony, receive my diploma and wonder around the street of Barcelona. Did I mention that my entire master was 100% online?   In the year 2012, I visited my friend Juan Camilo in Barcelona who was in college at the time. Along with a couple of my best friends, we toured the entire city, chilled at the beach while sipping sangria, admired Gaudi’s splendid work that radiates nothing but beautiful vivid colors that easily captures your attention. And of course, at night we enjoyed Barcelona’s great night life.   One thing I’ve learned from my experience traveling the world is that no matter how many times you visit a new city, there’s always something new to see or do. Just because you’ve been before, doesn’t mean you have to do the same activities all over again. For this reason, I …