Beautiful Barcelona!

This post has been a long time coming; sorry for the delay! So, I present to you, Barcelona for my 21st Birthday! I’ve inserted the photos into the post all at once and they seem to have gone in a backwards chronological order. But that’s ok! You’ll get the idea.

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The beach at La Barceloneta. Since we were only in the city for three days we didn’t have time to spend a day on the beach, but from what I saw from my walk on the boardwalk, it was beautiful!

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If you’re a Cheetah Girls fan, you’ll know that this is an iconic spot in the city! We were dying to get a photo here à la Cheetah, but we didn’t have enough time to go back after our bus tour. 😦

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As you can imagine, Barcelona houses a lot of stadiums from the Olympics and for FC Barcelona.

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There were Desigual stores EVERYWHERE.

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The Barcelona Cathedral made for some nice photos!

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And so did this side-street.

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What I loved most about Barcelona was the huge difference between old town and new town, and that you can see that difference within minutes on a bus.

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“Homenatge als Castellers” by Antoni Llena is a monument representing the human towers created at festivals in Catalonia, like this one:

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o_O

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La Sagrada Familia: forever under construction.

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We also went to Parc Güell, a gorgeous park/garden/site of architectural genius up a hill called El Carmel. Just causally posing with this cute lil’ dragon (whose tiling detail is not to be believed!)

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Doing some admiring.

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The view wasn’t too bad, either.

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Derp.

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Meena and I being sassy, as per usual

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Most of the photos I took at night are on a disposable camera that I haven’t gotten developed yet, but I have this one that I took with my phone! The guy on the right was staying at our hostel, and he’s actually from a small town in Scotland where I danced/competed when I was younger!

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This was our first trip of many to come and if they are all as memorable as this one was, I’ll have on hell of a year’s worth of stories to tell. I am so excited.

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

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