Hola everyone! I have arrived in beautiful Barcelona, Spain!💗
So as I always try to keep it real with you guys about my experiences abroad, I’ll start out by saying that this is the fourth time I’ve moved to a new country! 😲 Fourth time’s a charm, right? 😂 Anyway, I wish I could say it gets easier each time, but unfortunately that’s not the case. Each move presents a different set of challenges, and one of the biggest for me this time around has been homesickness. Arriving in yet another new country, I am alone again, and given the task of meeting new people and developing new friendships, which is something that takes a lot of time.
Luckily, Barcelona is an excellent city to tackle just that. I’ve utilized the website meetup.com, where I’ve found countless events and activities to attend, depending on my interests. For example, this past week I’ve been to two social cocktail hours and a complimentary salsa class. Salsa culture is huge in Barcelona, and the City Hall dance club was packed full of people grooving to the Latin beats. ❤As well, I’ve been Skyping with my family back home each day, which has helped tackle some of that homesickness. It’s so good to know, that no matter if I continue this expat life or not, I have their full support along the way. ❤
And although I haven’t done many touristy things in Barcelona just yet, I have been wandering the streets each day, exploring new areas of the city and marveling at the gorgeous European architecture. ❤
The architecture is equally stunning both during the day and at night. ❤
I also relaxed on the beautiful beach, Barceloneta. Europeans are a lot more liberal with their bathing choices, so I had to crop a lot of tatas out of this shot! Hah! 😂Anyway, one of my favorite spots so far in the city has been the Bunkers del Caramel, which offers a panoramic view over the city. ❤
I even past by a cute neighborhood on my way there, where some locals were playing bocce. And of course, although I haven’t gone inside it yet, I have gotten to walk by the famous Sagrada Familia many times. Just wow! ❤
Anyway, aside from exploring the city and socializing with new people, one of the essentials things I had to do here was find an apartment. Now instead of just showing you a few pictures, I thought I’d do a little video tour of my apartment and neighborhood. Hope you enjoy!
Well, that’s all for now! Stay tuned for new updates on the city, my school, my job, and my expat life in Spain. Also, feel free to shoot me any comments or suggestions about what you’d like to know. Until then! Hasta luego! 🇪🇸