Monday, 12 August 2013

In transit- Madrid to Barcelona

Madrid: Wearing Khaki jumpsuit bought at a random boutique in Melbourne, Hat: H&M, Sunglasses: Juicy Couture, Belt: Michael Kors, Shoes: Primark
Barcelona: Dress: gift from my Mum, Bag: Primark, Headband: Cosmetics Plus

Madrid blew my mind with its beauty and architecture, and Spanish culture. On the last morning (waking up with a slight hangover from the epic night before), we decided the best way to see the most sights in the shortest amount of time was to hire bikes. We had a few hours to kill before going to the airport so we decided to ride to the Egyptian Tombs, which was surrounded by a lovely park in the middle of city. Basically just another thing to check off the list when visiting Madrid ;) 

After catching many trains to and from the airport, and getting lost walking to our hotel, we arrived in Barcelona. To our surprise it was a massive metropolitan hustling and bustling city. Going from Madrid to Barcelona felt like we had travelled to a different country. The city streets were very crowded, dirty and hectic- walking down the main road felt like we were back on Oxford street in London. When I imagined Barcelona, I was thinking a colourful beach side community filled with markets, Gaudi's architecture, Spanish bars, and small cafes and restaurants. Instead it was very modern, with high rise buildings and large retail shops. I obviously need to do more research before travelling!

Stay tuned for more posts from Barcelona... 

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Summer xox