Barcelona Beach Bum

“Let’s go to the beach-each, let’s go get away!” I finally got to have my first proper beach trip of the semester! I say proper because the weather in Barcelona was “Sunny and 75” (Let’s see how many more songs I can reference in this post)! Barcelona was such a fun weekend getaway and a […]

Barcelona As A First-Time Solo Traveler

Before I start my quarter abroad in Paris, I had the opportunity to spend a week in Barcelona, Spain. I packed a ton of sightseeing and experiences into my (too short) week in Barcelona. One of the biggest “firsts” I’ve had in Barcelona is staying in a hostel. While it was lonely at first, in […]

Just an Illusion

My hair whipped wildly around me, my curls twisting against the Irish wind. The ocean stretched out lazily amidst the afternoon sun, and the enormous, jagged cliffs met the sea proudly. My hands grip the railing tighter as my chest swells with each breath of chilly air, and it hits me. It nearly doesn’t feel […]

Keep Calm Catalonia is not Spain

This weekend my friends and I hopped on a plane to Barcelona. It’s funny how nonchalantly I can say that now. In the U.S., taking a plane anywhere was a big deal for me, but now it has become a very common occurrence. However, all these weekend destinations are anything but common. Every weekend, I […]

A Weekend In Barcelona

To be honest, I’m a little tired just thinking about my past 3 weeks in Spain. I highly underestimated my own ability to function on minimal energy, but it’s not like I didn’t enjoy myself in the process. So, where to begin? In my last blog, I talked about how we had taken an excursion […]