Barcelona

During my trip to Paris last year, I decided that before coming back home I would visit Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona is only an hour's flight away from Paris, so I thought, why the hell not?! I tried convincing my friend who I was traveling with to join me on the random trip to Spain, but I was kindly rejected. I was a little bummed, but I quickly realized that this was my opportunity to travel solo. Traveling alone is something I always wanted to do but never had the opportunity or the courage to go for it, until last year. Here is a short photo gallery of the week I spent alone in Barcelona. Enjoy!

During my trip to Paris last year, I decided that before coming back home I would visit Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona is only an hour's flight away from Paris, so I thought, why the hell not?! I tried convincing my friend who I was traveling with to join me on the random trip to Spain, but I was kindly rejected. I was a little bummed, but I quickly realized that this was my opportunity to travel solo. Traveling alone is something I always wanted to do but never had the opportunity or the courage to go for it, until last year. Here is a short photo gallery of the week I spent alone in Barcelona. Enjoy!

I'm not ashamed to say that I had donuts for breakfast three days that week. In my defense, Chök has the most delicious donuts I've ever eaten! 

I'm not ashamed to say that I had donuts for breakfast three days that week. In my defense, Chök has the most delicious donuts I've ever eaten! 

To explore the city and see the cool narrow streets and alleyways you have to walk or ride a bike. In a cab, you'll miss all of the little hidden gems.

To explore the city and see the cool narrow streets and alleyways you have to walk or ride a bike. In a cab, you'll miss all of the little hidden gems.

                                                 Mercado "La Boqueria" in La Rambla.

                                                 Mercado "La Boqueria" in La Rambla.

A nice man who was walking down the port was kind enough to take a few photos of me, and this is my favorite one. =)

A nice man who was walking down the port was kind enough to take a few photos of me, and this is my favorite one. =)

During my trip, I met a student from India, who was also traveling alone. We were both hungry, so we ate together. ha! Today we continue to be friends on social media. =)

During my trip, I met a student from India, who was also traveling alone. We were both hungry, so we ate together. ha! Today we continue to be friends on social media. =)

                                                          Kiwi and mango paleta. Yum!

                                                          Kiwi and mango paleta. Yum!

                         Barceloneta is the beach town in Barcelona. A short 30min walk from my hotel.

                         Barceloneta is the beach town in Barcelona. A short 30min walk from my hotel.

This is a traditional Spanish rice dish called paella. Since I was sitting on the beach ordering the seafood paella was a no brainer. It was my first time trying this classic dish, and I wasn't sure what to expect. Surprisingly it was delicious plus the amazing cotton candy sunset in front of me made it that much better. Without a doubt, this was one of the best things I ate in Barcelona. That was my last and most memorable meal. 

This is a traditional Spanish rice dish called paella. Since I was sitting on the beach ordering the seafood paella was a no brainer. It was my first time trying this classic dish, and I wasn't sure what to expect. Surprisingly it was delicious plus the amazing cotton candy sunset in front of me made it that much better. Without a doubt, this was one of the best things I ate in Barcelona. That was my last and most memorable meal. 

"Homenatge a la Barceloneta" was designed by Rebecca Horn. It is a famous art piece on the beach of Barceloneta. The leaning tower is an iconic point of reference and apparently where many groups of friends meet to socialize.  

"Homenatge a la Barceloneta" was designed by Rebecca Horn. It is a famous art piece on the beach of Barceloneta. The leaning tower is an iconic point of reference and apparently where many groups of friends meet to socialize.  

Travel is my passion but traveling alone was a life changing experience. I discovered things about myself I didn't know before. I'll share more about that in a different post. For now, I encourage anyone who reads this to travel alone at least ones. It'll be a lesson and an adventure learning thing you don't yet know about yourself.  In life, there are many lessons that I continue to learn every day. 

Travel is my passion but traveling alone was a life changing experience. I discovered things about myself I didn't know before. I'll share more about that in a different post. For now, I encourage anyone who reads this to travel alone at least ones. It'll be a lesson and an adventure learning thing you don't yet know about yourself.  In life, there are many lessons that I continue to learn every day. 

                                                                  Photos taken by me

                                                                  Photos taken by me