I’m going to start this blog off with a mini tour guide for Barcelona. I went to Barcelona over Easter weekend 2015 which fell over my birthday (perks of being an early April baby) which also meant we didn’t need to book any holiday off work, so you could say everyone was a winner. By everyone, I mean me.
As always with my holiday planning I started off with flights (you can read more about my tips for cheap holiday buying here). We had a short window for when to go, as it was a bank holiday weekend but luckily that didn’t make flights too expensive, they worked out at around £108 return each with Easyjet. We arrived at Barcelona airport, hopped on the train (one way tickets were only 6 euros) and were transported straight into the centre. We only had to walk a couple of streets along to make it to our airbnb which was right next to La Sagrada Familia.
Airbnb is always a winner and this one especially worked out! Only £16 a night for a private room in the apartment – but it seemed as it was a bank holiday weekend no-one was there – so we had the whole apartment to ourself. It was a great find for how cheap and central it was, we could walk to all the tourist hot spots and the beach, and I would definitely recommend it.
The best thing about Barcelona is that it’s a city break with a beach, it has the best of both worlds. You can walk everywhere (or get on the underground if you really fancy) and you run in to tapas restaurants everywhere you go, which makes eating out for dinner really, really cheap.
One of the highlights of Barcelona was definitely the food and drink! Every meal we had was tapas, because y’know, when in Rome and that. Another amazing perk with Barcelona is that you can grab a jug of Sangria, a bottle of process or cocktails for a tiny price, and this definitely helped with my birthday celebrations, I’m talking a lot of prosecco.
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