Sorry…. delayed write up of Barcelona Day 2!

Hi everyone, hope you are enjoying this lovely sunny weather – who else keeps forgetting that they’re actually in England?! I know I do!!

Firstly I wanted to apologise for the delay in uploading this post, I haven’t been too well over the last few days hence the lack of activity! Unfortunately I also wasnt very well at all on day two of my trip (but this was down to too much drinking the night before!!) and so there isn’t actually a lot to tell you but I will do my best.. enjoy!!

So after being repetitively sick for more than 12 hours (stomach bug, alcohol poisoning – call it what you wish, but it was truly awful!) I wasn’t able to get out and enjoy the Spanish sunshine as I would have liked and was therefore confined to my room as I couldn’t even get out the door without needing to go straight back to the bathroom! I didnt want to spoil the day for my friends though, and so they went out on a boat trip round the port which they said was very enjoyable but was quite pricey at a staggering 48 euros each!! I think they boarded quite a small boat so it was more personal and they were on the water for around 2-3 hours. They did enjoy the trip but said there wasn’t much to see as it literally just went round the beach and  the port. I am sure it was worthwhile though!

Once they had returned and I started to feel a bit better towards the end of the day I managed to get changed and ready for our evening meal. After ordering the plainest thing on the menu I fell ill again and unfortunately had to rush to the toilet to be sick! Obviously this spoilt the evening and I had to go home, but the girls ordered some Tapas dishes at the restaurant and said it was good so I think they made the best out of it! We ate at a restaurant called Moka http://www.moka.es/ and it was laid out like a diner, quite cool inside with lots of different dishes to order.

That pretty much sums up day two of my trip, watch out for day three coming next which I promise is much more interesting! Thanks for reading!

Jess 🙂 x

Barcelona Blog: Day 1

Hi everyone here is day 1 of my Barcelona Blog which outlines what we did and where we went during the first day of the trip. As a reminder, I travelled to Barca on Saturday morning with two of my best friends for a girly weekend away…

So after touching down at Barcelona airport on an Iberian flight we stepped off the plane and into the sunshine. We had been advised by family members to get a taxi straight to the hotel rather than catching a bus as our accommodation was quite far away from the airport. A 20 minute journey costing 30 euros (average price) took us to the hotel where we arrived at the Meson Castilla pleasantly surprised by the size and appearance considering it was only rated a 2 star property! I have posted a full review of the hotel on trip advisor  so please check that out separately here: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g187497-d195260-Reviews-Hotel_Meson_Castilla-Barcelona_Catalonia.html

After unpacking and getting out of our typical English clothes (goodbye black leggings!) we  headed to the main scene of action, the famous La Ramblas, which was buzzing with travellers exploring the many cafes, bars, shops and restaurants that the street has to offer. Once we had stopped for lunch in a little cafe just off the main strip (20 euros for three small meals and a drink each as well as a tip for the waiter – very reasonable!) we zig zagged through the shops looking for bargains. We then came across the brilliant St Georges market which is an absolute must and should definitely not be missed!! Stocked with a colourful array of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, cheeses, smoothies, ice creams and much much more we were in awe of all the amazing produce that was on offer. We would have loved to have done a weekly shop there and brought it all home to our families!

After another short stroll from the market today the edge of the port where we could see the sea we decided to head back to the hotel and get ready for our first  evening out. This is where I will incorporate my friends blog as she writes about fashion and beauty and will be posting photos on of our outfits showing you what we wore each evening- please check it out! http://emilyfox252.wordpress.com/

We ate at an Italian restaurant named La Poma which serves traditional pizzas pastas  and meat dishes and was really impressive. I will write a separate review on this restaurant from my trip advisor account so will post the links to my restaurant reviews in a separate blog. We had a brilliant first evening drinking lots of cocktails and dancing in one of Barcelonas most popular night  clubs but i think it’s safe to say that I am not drinking again for a long time as I was a very poorly girl the next day!!

That pretty much sums up our first day… be sure to read my blog tomorrow for my next posting about day 2 – thanks for reading!

Jess x

I'm homeee!

Hey everyone, so I’m back in Oxfordshire after a wonderful trip away to Barcelona with my two best friends. We had a great time seeing  lots of sights and soaked up the authentic Spanish atmosphere by exploring the local market and the famous la ramblas! I will be posting a blog every day for the rest of the week with details of what we did and tips on how to make the most out of your stay should you decide to visit in future, so keep reading and feel free to ask any questions!! I’ll also be pairing up with one of my friends as she posts daily fashion and beauty blogs so we’ll be connecting our articles to show what we did with our days; ill be posting about the area and sharing reviews whilst she’ll be discussing outfits and shoes so you can all see what we looked like during our trip away! I’ll drop my friends link into my next blog so be sure to look out for it and, again, both of us are here to answer any general queries you might have.

For now I’m gonna catch up with some sleep as I’ve been on the go since Friday and my body could do with recovering slightly from the excessive sun exposure and the alcohol intake… but more on that story tomorrow … not my finest moment haha!

Night peeps!

Jess x

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My Upcoming Trip!

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So it’s only 2 more sleeps until I go on a girly break away to Barcelona with my two best friends! We are catching a flight from Gatwick on Saturday morning and heading straight to the city for a long weekend of sun, sea, relaxation and lots of tapas and cocktails!

We are staying in the 2 star Hotel Meson Castilla which I was a little dubious about as I normally only stay in hotels that are rated 3stars plus (that’s just me being snobby!!) but we were offered this deal through Thomas Cook and, after looking at the brilliant reviews on Trip Advisor, we decided to bite the bullet and make the booking!

I will be posting a review of my holiday on Trip Advisor and my blog as well, so be sure to keep an eye out for it when I return next week!

In the meantime if anyone has any adivce on good restuarants/bars in Barca I would love to hear your recommendations! We are staying just round the corner from Las Ramblas so will hopefully be in the centre of all the action!

Adios for now!

Jess 🙂 x