After my program ended in Seville, I spent the next 8 days traveling Spain. It was one of the best experiences of my life solo traveling. People thought I was crazy for doing it. Was it lonely at times? Sure, of course. But it was so nice being able to do what I want at my own pace and having to step out of my comfort zone to meet new people.
I spent the first four days in Madrid Spain. It was so hard to fit all the things I wanted to do in only four days, however I made it work pretty well. I started off by doing a walking tour of the city. This was by far the best decision I did. I got a lay of the land and I felt comfortable in a giant city like Madrid. I highly recommend it! Over the next 3 days I visited the Prado, The Cathedral of Madrid, the Royal Palace, and toured the Santiago Bernabéu. Oh and I ate some bomb food!
The final four days in Spain I spent in Barcelona! The breathtaking city of Barcelona was filled with Paella, tourism, and the BEACHH! I visited the famous park guell and la sagrada familia. It wasn’t until my final day in Barcelona that I finally was finally done sightseeing and had time to relax on Barceloneta Beach. I also visited the Montjuic, the olympic mountain which is where the 1992 summer olympic games were held! The last few days I spent eating the best Paella in Barcelona. And yes I had it every night along with a glass of tinto verano!
One good thing about flying internationally is you get to pick cool layovers. Although it was unintentional to go to England and get delayed and end up having to stay the night in London, it was so worth it.
I am so thankful for the opportunity to study abroad. I can’t wait to continue my adventures abroad and further my global perspective!