Yesterday my boyfriend and I came home from a week in Barcelona, Spain & I'm so excited to tell you all about it! I'll make a quick recap of our first time in this beautiful city - where we stayed, what we ate, what we saw, our favourites, etc.
On the first day we arrived to the El Prat airport around 5pm, and headed straight to meet our AirBnb host. We found a lovely apartment in the Gothic quarter, which turned out to be the best possible location! Cecilia was nice, and the apartment had all we needed. Because of my eating habits I'm very limited to what I can and can't eat - this week in a new city was very hard for me, because I didn't know what food to buy or where, but I managed. Although I think I'll stay home for a while now, and focus on my recovery even more. My mom found a great eating disorder therapist, and I'll meet her next week probably - I'll keep you posted ♡.
So we cooked a lot in our flat, but also ate out quite a bit, and that was the real challenge for me. I ate avocado toast almost evey day because I was scared to order anything else hahah :D My definite favourite place was Espaijoliu, where they have a lovely selection of super healthy foods & great coffee. Žiga found a bakery where he ate dinner almost every day, and the food looked (and smelled) amazing. Sadly I didn't try it - next time, I hope. Another amazing experience was Flax & Kale - health-nut heaven - and there's also a Flax & Kale a Porter at the top of the Passeig de Gracia H&M (I'm in love!!), where they serve snacks, desserts, and juices for those in need; mostly shopping-exhausted folk :D
The week went by really fast, and we cruised it through on Murksli Custom Boards, so we rarely used the metro / trams / busses. Because of our amazing 'home base' location everything was about fifteen minutes away. The beach was AMAZING - people were already in full summer mode, swimming & sunbathing, and the vibe was great. We also saw some of the amazing Gaudi architecture, and a couple of famous skateboarding spots. We took it easy & enjoyed the city.
My overall Barcelona experience was really nice, but I have to say that the hygienic minimum is not reached in the city. There's a lot of feces wandering the streets, and that bothered me a lot. But still, Barcelona minus the constant smell of piss (and worse organic waste) is pretty amazing! :D
I'll also make some posts about what I was wearing this week, so stay tuned & have a beautiful day!