Months after my wedding, my husband and I finally had our honeymoon. Much delayed but better late than never I suppose. I had completed my MBA plus we just moved to a new city. With so many things happening at the same time, I wanted to make sure I wouldn’t be rushing into anything I will regret later. Luckily, after weeks of planning and researching, it paid off. We got good deals, we didn’t miss our flights/trains. All that we hoped for, we experienced and we are both thankful to have them.
First city we saw was Barcelona. This is a personal favourite because not only did my parents get married here 38 years ago, my sister was also born here. Here are some photos I took with my iphone.
When visiting Barcelona, here are my recommendations for a 4 day visit:
1. See Gaudi’s works. He is the celebrated artist who designed and constructed much of the Modernist buildings we see today all over Barcelona. Must-see are Casa Battlo, La Pedrera, Sagrada Familia, and Parc Guell.
Photo above: Casa Battlo Photo above: Sagrada Familia Photo above: La Pedrera
2. Go for a walk in various neighbourhoods. We enjoyed Exiample because there weren’t too many crowds. We loved the narrow streets of Barri Gotic and El Raval. We went in late October and I can say that Barcelona is beautiful in Autumn. The leaves are turning brown and falling on the streets, simple joys to experience – it made me appreciate nature all the more.
3. Visit Barcelona Cathedral, among others. There are so many nice churches in Barcelona. 4. Rent a bike so you can cover more area in a day. Visit Port Vell and Barceloneta beach which are both very close by from Las Ramblas and Via Diagonal, two main roads that intersect the districts from the city towards the beach. Photo below: My trusty yellow bike that took me everywhere! I felt like a kid again.
5. Tapas, Cana (Spanish wine), Paella!!! Need I say more?
This is my first post that ‘s not wedding related but I wanted to share some recommendations for honeymoon trips. Be sure to send me a message if you still want me to post the rest of our honeymoon, I’d love to hear from you! Thanks for stopping by and have a nice week! 🙂