The Spanish Steps

Sitting on the Spanish steps in Rome, I couldn’t help but think about how steps can be such a key component to a story. They’re such an unassuming object, yet stairs can hold such significant meaning.     When I was younger I would tip-toe down the stairs every December and perch just a few stairs up, […]

Barcelona Bus Tour

A few days before we left for Barcelona, we popped over to see S’s Grandma. Upon hearing about our travel plans she simply said “I’ll leave you to explore it for yourselves, but make sure you go on the city bus tour”. At first I was a bit skeptical. Bus tours have always seemed cheesy and […]

Gothic Quarter

The Gothic Quarter in Barcelona was one of my favourite areas to explore. Not just because it had the most amazing gelato (Sorry. No pictures. Camera’s go out of the window when you unexpectedly find something so good!) but because it had the most surreal feeling to it. The Quarter is like a maze, filled with […]

Camp Nou

The legendary FC Barcelona stadium is must-see attraction for any football lover visiting the city. But unfortunately, that football lover is not me. I used to love the game, back in my teenage years when trainers were the only shoes I cared about and make-up was a myth. But as I got older my interests […]

Casa Battló

In 1875 a building was built that would go on to inspire millions. A building that each week hundreds would flock to, to get the chance to see. But it wasn’t until 1904 that the building became the magnificence that is recognised today. Casa Battló was the work of Antoni Gaudi, a Spanish Catalan architect […]

EL 58

Is there anything more annoying than going to a restaurant and discovering that it’s closed? Well after our not-so-quick siesta, and a fifteen minute walk to our location, that’s exactly what happened to us. It was annoying to say the least, especially as I tend to get very… hangry… when I wake up. But every […]

Barcelona

Early mornings are not my favourite. I like my bed. I like crawling out of bed when light has broken and to the smell of eggs sizzling away whilst I sip a giant mug of earl grey. But I also like travelling, and on days where we travel, all of the above goes out of […]