June 10th, 2015

Travel Photo Diary – A Day In Barcelona


As crazy as it will sound I was in Barcelona for the day two weeks ago and here is what’s up: unfortunately there aren’t any Sagrada Familia nor Parc Güell photos here to see as this was my 4th time in Barcelona, but if you are equally obsessed about palm trees, Spanish food, cacti, and anything that is sweet as I am, then you are in for a treat! 














Having only a day in Barcelona sounds quite crazy but equally fun in a somewhat challenging way. The challenge of how to make the best of your day combining everything you want to do, but sadly that wasn’t the case considering the time that I had there. Arriving ridiculously early in the morning was the perfect excuse to jump right into a breakfast that consist of yummy bocadillos (sandwiches) and coffee! I can tell you this, basically this entire day-trip evolved around eating, drinking and soaking up some warm sun rays.

The highlight of my trip has to be the afternoon that was spent at the Mossen Costa i Llobera Gardens, where they have the ridiculous amount and variety of cactus, which basically screams “heavens” to me! I could hardly contain myself to not sneak one into my bag to take home with me. If you are ever in Barcelona and want to spend a quite afternoon with incredible sight of greenery, then this should be definitely your stop. As this was my 4th time being in Barcelona, I want to do it like the locals do; taking it easy and just enjoying the time in the city. Even though it’s a classic touristic spot but also a popular place for the locals, a trip to the famous La Boqueria could not be missed. La Boqueria is a huge food market right in the heart of La Rambla. Anything and beyond you can think of is here- from Spanish to many different cuisines (I spotted Korean and Greek food stands). Another highlight of my day was surely discovering this amazing place called Chök The Chocolate Kitchen. They have an insanely inviting selection of sweet pastry. I was nearly going to faint out of excitement the moment I saw that they have CRONUTS! Also, can we please talk about that wall of donuts? Sadly I don’t have any photos of the donut and the cronut I literally chowed down within seconds, but I can assure you that they were so damn good!

Barcelona is always a great idea to simply enjoy yourself. I had to drag myself back to the airport, as obviously I didn’t wanna go back to then cold and gloomy Belgium in such a short time. Nevertheless I had a great time with my boyfriend and one of our best friends, it was an amazing trip which I will always be reminiscent of.

Have you ever been to Barcelona? What are your favourite spots? 

  • Lys

    Hey Elif, I must’ve missed your post a few weeks ago! I don’t think it was published on Bloglovin…?

    Wait, you went from Belgium to Barcelona and back in one day? Whoa! Sounds like such a cool, spontaneous trip 🙂 Barcelona is definitely on my travel wishlist. That market looks fun to stroll around (I wouldn’t mind one of those delicious-looking smoothies), the cactus garden DOES seem like heaven and of course the great weather… Makes me want to hop on a plane right now 🙂 is it obvious that I just finished exams and I’m craving travel haha? Glad to read you had a great day in Barcelona!

    • Hey Lys! Thanks for letting me know, I hope it’s not another case of infamous Bloglovin problems, which I tend to have a lot.

      You should definitely go to Barcelona, it’s an amazing city, and I’m sure you’ll just love it! 🙂 Congrats on finishing the exams, now you can enjoy your summer (as much as we can have in Belgium, right?)! 🙂

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