Hola! It’s Tiia here! A few weeks ago I participated in a contest by ebookers. The grand prize was a trip to Barcelona and guess what? I won, and I’m here now! For the next four days me and six other winners will be exploring the city’s hidden and not-so-hidden treasures. I’m traveling with my mom, who’s been talking about a trip to somewhere warm for months now. So glad I could finally shut her up by bringing her here, haha!
The six other travelers come from very different backgrounds and a few other countries aside from Finland, and I’m really looking forward to all the photos and adventures we all get up to this week.
We had to leave at 3am on Sunday morning to make it to our very early Finnair flight, but that was our own choice: we wanted to reach Spain in the morning to get the most out of the first day. But since we were so tired, we mainly concentrated on relaxing, napping and good food, just to pay back for the sleepless night.
We haven’t seen much of the city yet, so our Sunday experiences were limited to pretty much anything that was nearby the hotel: the views, lovely food, lounging in a super beautifully decorated Desigual room on the 23rd floor and of course, napping a little… just to get our strength back for the following days.
(I already burnt my shoulders because that’s the way I roll as a very pale Nordic traveler. Meanwhile, my mom is lying in the sun, roasting like a little coffee bean and not getting burnt at all, just beautifully tanned. How are we even related?)
Today we’re heading to see some sights. I can’t wait! There’s incredible art and architecture in Barcelona plus some stunning views and adventures up on the hills and mountains.
By the afternoon we’re probably so very busy that we’ll just have to come back to the hotel and spend an hour or two at the rooftop pool… there’s just no other choice, is there?!
So yeah! Pretty excited to be here. I’ll be sharing some photos and stories on Instagram (both on my personal account and Fangirl Quest‘s) so be sure to follow! I can’t wait to show you all the beautiful colors of the city and the views from the hilltops.