The good thing about the end of my trip was I only stayed with people I already knew. This saved me from the burnout.
Hitched a ride on blablacar
, (an amazing rideshare website mostly for Europe). My driver accidentally picked up the wrong person…. asked her if she was Amy, she said yes. Turns out she was a sex-worker. whoo hooo. They realized that pretty quickly and came back to the bus station to get me.
Valencia. Had to cut my time here in half because my boyfriend informed me that he’d be in Paris in four days.
Went to the “Bulls in Silla” festival. Also spent a lot of time on the beach, and practiced Spanish.
My friend Isa, who I met in Thailand, hosted me.
PAELLAAAA. Best Spanish food. Ever.
View from our apartment. Ocean.
(Conversation in Spanish)
“Come over here! She’s English!”
“She’s NOT English. She’s American.”
“Well… Same thing. She speaks English.”
Sunset on the lake.
Sunrise the next morning on the Ocean.
So basically the bulls just run through the town and everyone jumps behind the bars (in red here) when they get close.
Except these idiots.
By the time Barcelona rolled around I was mostly burnt out. It didn’t help matters that my first night spent in the hostel there was interrupted at 3 AM by two people having EXTREMELY LOUD SEX.
Something very important to remember. If you can book a co-ed room in a hostel I def recommend it. If for instance someone is listening to music or talking on the phone, you can count on the dudes in the room to yell at them.
When I was in Barcelona I stayed in an all girls room, 16 beds. Although the loud sex woke everyone up NO ONE except me told them to shut up. They didn’t shut up anyways.
I still get angry when I think about it. Drunk people who are also inconsiderate are the WORST.
Anyways! I laid around a lot in Barcelona but managed to drag myself out of bed for a walking tour which was really awesome. Every bit as good as the Amsterdam walking tour.
(I love walking tours)
Old school Gothic architecture!
Where Picasso studied. Also the heart of the red light district.