¡Bienvenidos a España!

Today was my third official day in Spain, and I can say without a doubt that I absolutely love it here. The weather so far has been beautiful, the food is delicious (if carb heavy -possibly too carb heavy? I never thought I’d say that!) and the architecture is gorgeous.

Although I’ve already been here for three days, I feel as though today was the first day that I was really able to go out and explore the city without fear of falling asleep in the middle of the street (jetlag the first two days was bad). This afternoon, we had a tour of Don Quijote, the language school where we will be studying for the next month. We got lunch at a local cafe (I had a salad. Mom, you would have been very proud of me), and I had my first glimpse of La Sagrada Familia. We roamed Las Ramblas (the central shopping area) and La Boqueria (an outdoor food market) and I made sure to try basically anything with the word chocolate in it.

We also made sure to map out our route from the apartment to the school. As you know, I am extremely directionally challenged so what should have been a 15-minute walk turned into 45, but we finally made it to the school and have the path down pat. Needless to say, I am very proud of myself (the route is literally a straight line with one right turn).

We also discovered a doner kebab restaurant right outside of the school, so my favorite Berlin treat will definitely be making a comeback this summer.

So that was today! I’ve had such a great time so far and am excited to see what the rest of the trip has in store.

I’ll leave you with a few pictures from the apartment, as well as a couple of snaps from today’s mini Barcelona tour.

So, just for your general edification, our apartment has three rooms and there are five of us in this apartment in total. There are 1.5 bathrooms, a kitchen and an adorable living room that has a little bookshelf and some very comfortable couches – I can already tell this is going to be my favorite spot in the apartment.

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La Sagrada Familia pt1

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La Sagrada Familia pt2

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What heaven looks like, probably.

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Nemo, is that you?

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Fruit smoothies at La Boquerilla.

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The flag for Catalonian independence.

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