Photo Diary: Barcelona & Seville

My earliest memory of wanting to travel somewhere foreign dates back to elementary school. The details of why are lost to me, but I remember a strong desire to want to visit Spain. That interest only became stronger going into high school, and so when we had to declare a language to study, I, of course, chose Spanish.

It’s hard to believe I’ve visited 20-some countries before finally making my way to Spain.

As predicted, Spain was love at first sight.

Seemingly overnight, Barcelona became one of my favorite cities in the world. And, the magic of Seville will, without a doubt, draw me back to the Andalucian capital of Spain one day.

Barcelona, a city with incredible architecture, golden beaches and an infectious energy. Even though it’s part of Spain’s mainland, Barcelona is the capital of the Catalonia region, an autonomous region that’s proud of their distinctive culture and history. It’s the perfect destination for a weekend getaway.

Incredible architecture (oh, Gaudi), golden beaches, delicious tapas, vibrant nightlife, fresh fruit juices, and winding alleys- the city’s buzz won me over in no time.

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A perfect compliment to Barcelona’s energy, Seville is relaxed, rich in history and a must visit on any trip to southern Spain. Whether you spend your time wandering stunning gardens, savoring tapas, or exploring the city’s winding quarters bursting with bright colors, you’ll find Seville is a great weekend getaway destination.

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I’ve only just returned from Spain, but I’m already daydreaming about my next trip back- likely Madrid and Alicante next spring.

Have you ever been to Spain? Which cities did you enjoy the most?

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