In just a few weeks we will be departing to one of the most culturally rich cities in the world, Barcelona. We hope this will be one of the most exciting and meaningful journeys of our lives (so far). Though we will only be able to embrace the city for a little over 4 months, we want to make the most out of every moment we’re there.
We don’t want this to be your average blog from college students studying abroad. No, we want this to be interactive and we want your help in making our trip the best it can possibly be. In our posts we’ll share with you our latest discoveries and adventures, whether it is a catchy new Delafé y Las Flores Azules song, a trip to watch Xavi, Iniesta, little Lionel Messi and the rest of FC Barcelona play at the Camp Nou, or breathtaking photos of the city’s architectural landscape.
But we also sincerely hope to create a collaborative forum in which all of you can contribute your own personal experiences, suggestions, and advice about the hidden gems of the city. With your help, we will put together a sugerencias (suggestions) category from experienced travelers and knowledgeable Barcelona-natives. As shown on the sidebar, we invite you to contribute (via our simple ask/recommend page or our more in-depth submit page) to our actively expanding “must-do/must-see” to-do list - we’ll check everything off as we go!
We hope that through sharing and writing about our everyday reflections and new encounters in the “ciutat” (and even beyond in our trips to cities across Europe) we will, in the future, always be able to nostalgically look back and live vicariously through these memories.
And even though we know we will have to leave, we look forward to connecting with the people, the culture, and the art in the Catalan city. By the end of our experiences, we might even wish that we could be stuck in Barcelona forever.
Eric and Alyssa