One of my guilty pleasures and favourite things in the world is travelling. Apart from work, as my parents and myself live away from our family we’re constantly travelling here and there in order to spend some time reunited with the ones we love. Since I’ve been doing lots of travelling lately I feel like I’m ready to do my first every series: easy guide for travellers.
I usually tend to visit new places with friends and family but recently I was given the opportunity to travel without companion for a few days. It was absolutely incredible. I’m a very outgoing person and I do love a good chat but sometimes I really enjoy the silence and independency. I stayed in Barcelona for a few days and my mornings were spent alone until I could meet up with any family members. I think it was the first time I was left alone in the big city so I felt like I was living the dream. I really liked taking the metro, choosing different places to visit and shopping on my own.
Now, I don’t go shopping alone very often but while I was at Barcelona it felt great. I remember going into Urban Outfitters and trying on every single pair of shoes inside the store, two hours well spent taking care of myself and having a bit of fun. Visiting museums on your own is also quite nice as you don't have to wait for anybody else and you can also admire what you really fancy (paintings, sculptures,...). I really enjoyed going to CaixaForum Barcelona! I remember waking up super early and getting the metro in order to get to the top of the water fountains below Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya and watch the sunrise. It was unreal. I can't wait to get back and do it all over again.
During my summer trip I also hiked The Way of St. James with my family. When you do trips like these sometimes you’ve got the feeling you’re literally travelling on your own because there are so many hours spent in silence and walking that you don’t even notice you’re travelling with some other people. I finished my #100happydays challenge just a couple of days after I got home and I do believe that month travel made realise some things I had never thought about before. Solo travelling definitely helps you if you're in need of some alone time and I absolutely loved every single minute of it but I do love as well going on little trips to Barcelona and spending my time with the people I adore: my family.