May 4, 2018

3 days in Barcelona

Sagrada Família
Sagrada Família
Visited in Early March 2018 - First thing first, Why did I go to Barcelona. I was looking for flights from Marrakesh Morocco to India and checked skyscanner and google flights, most flights were over 800 USD one way. So I checked destinations in Europe and onwords to India and voila, got a cheap flight. for around 400 USD to India, So basically took a  3 day / 2 night break or stopover in Barcelona.


The first day I had arrived late, I was staying at the Generator Hostel, checked in and went to see Sagrada Família. It was walking distance from my hostel. The Sagrada Família was about to close and took a few pictures and headed back to the hostel. On the way back to the hostel, there was a rally by women, it was international women's day.


Barcelona is overrated


Just another big city in Europe with a cathedral under construction, not much else. Some other buildings with tiles and they call it Art and a beach which I didn't visit in Cold March.


People in Barcelona are rude, or atleast that was my experience. So basically I was trying to get to  the cathedral from my Hostel, I tried to ask for directions and people just look through you, not even a simply reply as I don't know or no English. So instead of walking I was taking cabs to go just a few blocks as no one would help me with directions.


Next day I took the Hop on Hop off bus, it so happens that there was a strike that day and the buses didn't run as expected. The bus cost was 30 euros, which I have no problem paying, just that I was stuck at a stop for an hour waiting for the bus to show up.


Anyways, here are few pictures and some places I saw while in Barcelona.


Shop selling souvenirs outside the football stadium.




 


Above Las Ramblas, Barcelona, famous for its pickpockets, just don't have anything in your back pockets and you'll be okay.


 


Above Plaza de Cataluna, First and last stop for the Airport Shuttle just outside the plaza. 

3 comments :

  1. Although I haven't been to Barcelona myself, it's actually one of my to-visit places. I can see how you would say it's overrated, it seems as though it must have been pretty hyped up social media wise, I guess? Ha ha! But hopefully one day I'll be able to see for myself. I do appreciate all your honest feedback and insights on the place!

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  2. Are Skyscanner and Google Flights usually where you find the best deals? Lots of people have recommended Kayak to me, but I would be interested in hearing your opinion as you do lots of international traveling.

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    1. I use Kayak, priceline as well, on an average I'll check 5 to 6 sites before buying a ticket.

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