Although Barcelona has my heart, I fell in love with Castelldefels. There are less people around, authentic food and its reasonably priced compared to Barcelona. This town is famous for its long beach and it is only an hour away from Barcelona. Most people go to Barcelona because its obviously more popular, but face more crows, less authentic food and high prices. If you are looking to stay near a beach with less traffic, go for Castelldefels. The beach has a long boardwalk, that you can enjoy anytime of the day. It also has a number of restaurants on the beach, where you can enjoy the view followed by a few glasses of wine.
TRAVEL TIP: Whenever you are traveling, my biggest advice is to eat a nutritional breakfast before beginning your tour. You may ask why? Well, realistically tours and sightseeing require a ton of walking. Which means that you need a lot of energy, so that you can keep up. I learned this from experience, do not skip any meals when you are traveling.
Salta Violeta, located right by the beach in Castelldefels
Fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee
Ham and cheese croissant
La Sagrada Familia
One thing that I highly recommend, is to stop by at Mercado de La Boqueria. In the market there are tons of food vendors that offer high quality food, such as natural juice, fruits, cheese, ice cream, seafood, meat, cheese, oil, nuts and plenty of sweets. As you walk in you will be welcomed by a delicious smell in the air of food and the bright colors all over the market. Everything in the market is cheap, you can get a big bang out of your buck. Which is why I enjoy it so much!
These are my absolute favorite! I usually go for coconut, yum!
If you did not know before, Paris is known to be “the city of love”. There are many different reasons why, one being that it is a popular destination for newly weds to enjoy their honeymoons. Although I was not on my honeymoon, my boyfriend and I had a wonderful time visiting all of the sights, trying out french pastries and walking throughout the city.
One thing that we enjoyed on our trip in Paris was the boutiques! I love shopping and Paris has a lot of boutiques to shop from. While shopping, a Parisian shared with me some tips and tricks for a perfect modern outfit. (Will include in a separate post)
TIP: If you are looking for modern fashion tips or inspirations, I suggest that you look into French Fashion (I am so obsessed with their sense of fashion). It is simple but yet very stylish.
Here are some photos from our trip in Paris!!
Locks taking over most of the bridges in Paris
Paul, a popular patisserie in Paris
Ham, cheese and roasted tomatoes sandwich. Deliciousness!
The old Lock Bridge
The Big Wheel
Top from Mango, Black Jeans from Fashion Nova, Over Knee Suede Boots from Macy’s
Paris, you were everything that I had envisioned and more! I will see you again.
As you guys know, my boyfriend & I took a trip to Europe for a whole month. Amsterdam is by far our favorite city, ever!! For one, there are soooo many fun things to do and its such a chill city. We are Americans and know very little of the Dutch language, but the city is English friendly for the most part. We loved it so much, that we extended our trip here. Below I included, some photos of the city. (In a separate post I will list the things that we did) Genieten!
After four nights in London, we decided to visit Chinatown and have a bowl of our favorite Vietnamese food, Pho! I wish I can give you a sample so that you can understand how delicious it was. If you are in London, I recommend that you stop by for a bowl of Pho in Chinatown!
Garlic Beef Pho
Lemonade (freshly made) & Lemon and water
Sharing Meat Platter; Cha la lot, Pork spring roll, Spare ribs & salad
Garlic Beef Pho (Above) and Chicken Breast Pho (Below)
Chinatown London, United Kingdom
Green Tea and Vanilla Taiyaki ice cream for dessert
Followed by a beautiful walk throughout the rest of the town.
The iconic British telephone booth! My boyfriend is so photogenic, can you tell?
London was so much fun! Although it is different it reminded me so much of New York City, lights, crowd and plenty of things to do. One thing that I found very pleasant was that it was very easy to get around by transportation. We were very lucky that our travel to the city from our hotel was a piece of cake. Overall, I would recommend London as a city to hit if you are traveling due to its rich history and architecture. Another thing, Buckingham palace is walking distance to Winter Wonderland (at the right time of the year of course) London eye, Big Ben, Sea Life London Aquarium (if you are traveling with kids) and plenty of shops for souvenir shopping, so no worries!