Musings · Travel

Spring broke in Barcelona

Most of my travels in Europe have been weekend trips, which limits my time but also my budget. What’s a girl to do when in a Euro-zone country and the zloty is falling comparatively every day?

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So far I’ve taken advantage of two free walking tours, and eaten mostly from my friend’s fridge and the bodega down the street. Oh, and I also pretend to be a student a lot to get a discount. Sometimes it helps to still look 18 when you’re in your mid-twenties.

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Luckily, Barcelona is a great city for just walking and taking it all in. There are tons of parks, usually on the top of a hill so you can get a good view and a great workout after eating all that paella.

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I spent an hour at Park Güell walking around and listening to buskers play Spanish guitar. It’s so tempting to say fuck it, and spend a ton of money while on holiday with the excuse that it’s a break from real life, but there’s something satisfying about learning to enjoy things and be with your own mind instead of paying for gratification.

Sorry to get so New Age-y, I swear I’m not a yoga teacher. Just pinching pennies–well, grosze.

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