Tourist in Barcelona

Good morning guys! The two last days I have been doing a lot of tourists stuff with my parents here in Barcelona. It has been a lot of fun and I’m so glad that I went to these places, because these places is so beautiful I have no words! I’m a little nerd when it comes to old history in Europe I have to admit, haha! I love old architecture, it’s just something so unique about it!

Palau de la musica catalan

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Palau de la musica is a concert hall in Barcelona designed by the architect Lluis Domènech i Montaner between 1904 and 1908. If you go to Barcelona you should visit this place. The whole building is so beautiful, with a lot of details. They still use this hall to have concerts, and it has been many of the biggest artists in history that has performed on this stage.

Parc Guell

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The Park Güell is a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements located on Carmel Hill. This parc is so cozy and beautiful! It is a very green parc with some really cool architecture. Also you get a beutiful view over the city. Even if you don’t want to pay to enter, the area around the parc is so nice. The perfect place to just go for a walk, listening to birds and enjoying the view. Love this parc!

Tourist bus

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We also took a city tour bus. It was really nice. I do recommend you to take one tour too if you come here. I always like to take one of these city tour by bus when I visit big cities. It gives me a good overview of the city I feel. On this trip we did see some miraculous buildings.

I hope you all are had a great week, and yes, finally it’s Friday! Enjoy!

xoxo

 

New visitors in Barcelona

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Hi guys! I hope you all are doing well. This night my head just wouldn’t fall asleep at all. The last time I took a look at the watch it was 5 am!! Anyways, I did get up 8.30 am to spend as much time as I could with my parents, who arrived yesterday. I’m so happy they are here so that I can get one week of quality time with them, yay! Only thing is that I have to go to work in the hospital at 15.00.. But we did had a great morning together. It started with a delicious breakfast at their Hotel. After that I showed them La Rambla, the big tourist street here in Barcelona, and we went all the way down to the beach. The weather has been absolutely perfect today. The sun is shining and I have been feeling energized (even with so few hours of sleep)! Before I had to go to work we went for a lunch at one of my favorite restaurants, Enkel. I had this delicious Buddha bowl and a detox green juice. That’s what I call a perfect lunch.

Well, now it’s 22.45 pm, and I will try to get some sleep (finger crossed). Have a good night.

xoxo

 

Where to eat in Barcelona

I have now been in Barcelona a while and I have been trying out some various restaurants by now. So if you are a foodie and want to know some great places to eat here in Barcelona, just keep up reading my friend!

First of all, I should mention that I eat mostly a plant based diet that doesn’t include any meat or fish. I also try to stay away from diary as much as possible. My choices of eating like I do, won’t be the focus on this post, let’s talk about the restaurants. Don’t worry, these places I’m gonna mention does not only serve vegan or vegetarian food!

Flax and Kale/ Teresa Carles 

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The reason I put these two restaurants under one, is because it’s the same owner and the same kind of style when it comes to the food and the place. These two places must be my favorites! These places are both very popular places, always people, but you don’t have to wait forever to get a table. The food is really fantastic! The menu is not only for vegetarians. I have only tried the vegan food and wow, they really know how to make food taste perfect. What I really can recommend is the taco from Flax and Kale, that is made out of a special fruit that replace the meat. Even my non vegetarian boyfriend loved it! The service is great, very friendly and kind. The price is good too. These restaurant’s is the perfect breakfast spot or a nice dinner  with friends or as a dating place (they have good wine)! Check out their homepage here for more info and photos.

Enkel

Enkel is the restaurant that is just under our apartment, that’s how we found it, hehe! It’s located in the gothic quarter, kind of hidden in one of the many small streets in this area. The restaurant’s looks kind of trendy and it has a cool vibe to it. The waiters is so kind and friendly and the price is good. The food is so amazing! Since it is so near, I have been there many times, tried different things, and every time I get surprised about how freaking good the food is! I guess that’s why it is so popular and always have people there. They have both meat, normal burgers, fish etc, and also a very good vegetarian friendly menu. The Buddha bowl is fantastic, so is the goat cheese salad. They serves fresh juices that is perfect if you go there for breakfast, or tasty wine if your out dining. Click here to see more from this place.

Surfhouse

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Well, hello beach vibes! If you having a beach day and want some energy between sunbathing and playing in the waves, this is the place for you. It’s located right next to the beach and they have a big area outside, so you can enjoy your food while you’re listening to the ocean. The food is really good. Again, not only for vegetarians, but they have a great menu if you are plant based. For sure the best Acai bowl I have had so far! The price is good and the people are nice. It’s a very popular place, so you might have to wait some minutes to get table if you come around lunch time. Check out their side here.

Brunch and cake

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Before moving to Barcelona I did search over my social media to look for vegan friendly places to eat. This was the one I found on Instagram, their profile looks amazing, so it was a sure thing that I got to try this place when getting here. They have 3 or 4 restaurants, I have been to two of them. Both times I had to wait about at least 30 min before getting a table. The place looks very cozy and cute as you see with all their flower decorations outside. My expectation to this place was kind of high! And who walked out disappointed? Yes… The food wasn’t that wow at all. Actually I couldn’t finish my vegan burger because I didn’t find it tasty (and let me tell you, I’m one of those persons that eats EVERYTHING, of course not now when I’m plant based, but you get the point). The service wasn’t that good, of curse, they constantly have a 30 min line of hungry people outside their door. The price was good though. If you want a super cute Instagram photo, this is your place. But, if you want good service, tasty food and more relaxing environment, this is not your place. Check out their side here

If you ever go to Barcelona and try out some of these places, I hope you’re pleased with my recommendation. It’s plenty of places to eat here, and I still have 8 weeks more, so it might come up more tips on that front later on.

xoxo

A week full of love

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Hi guys!

As I mentioned on my last post, my boyfriend was on his way to visit me. I decided to not use any time blogging during his stay, just enjoying the moments and focusing on quality time with him. It has been one amazing week. During the week we stayed at a hotel in Barcelona. I had to go to work at the afternoon, but we tried to get as much as we could out of the mornings. We went shopping, eat at some great restaurants and just enjoyed the city.

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For the weekend we decided to go to a little place one hour from Barcelona, called Costa Brava. It’s a beautiful cozy little place. it was so nice to get out of the city for a bit. Less people and more quiet. The beach was really nice, just very wavy, haha. I got thrown off a big wave and ended up loosing my sunglasses that I have had for many years. Would have been fun to have photo of that, but I don’t. Sorry! But we enjoyed it a lot.

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The only thing I didn’t like so much about Costa Brava, was that is was more or less the same menu at all the restaurants. We couldn’t find anything else other than pasta, pizza, paella and some meat.

But all in all it has been an amazing week, I’m really grateful that I got to spend this time with the person I love during my stay in Barcelona.

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I hope you all are fine. I wish you a super start on your new week!

xoxo

Sunkissed weekend

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Hey guys! 🙂
Hope you all had a great weekend with a lots of fun! My weekend has been pretty good. My best friend are flying back tonight, so her last weekend has been spent mostly at the beach.

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We have also been enjoying some amazing food, as the Acai bowl at the Surfhouse, that is a restaurant next to the beach. I have been there two times now, and it’s really good! If you ever go to Barcelona, you should give it a try.

IMG_20180930_191953_921We haven’t just been lazy, we have also been at the gym Saturday morning. That is the best way to start the day if you ask me. Something with the energy you get after a great session, don’t you agree?

Right now we are soon going out to have our last dinner together, and Ingvild’s brother that happened to be in Barcelona the same time is joining too.

Even tough Ingvild is leaving tonight doesn’t mean I gonna be left with no visitors. Tomorrow my love is coming to spend one week with me. I’m so excited for that, I miss him way too much!

xoxo

Parc de la Ciutadella

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Good morning!

One thing I love when living in bigger cities like Barcelona, is that it is always something new to see or do. Yesterday it wasn’t super shiny, so my friend Ingvild and I decided to switch out the beach for a park. Parc de la Ciutadella is a idyllic and very green oasis. It has a cozy little lake in the middle were you can rent a little rowing boat if you like. Full of birds singing in the trees. Basically it’s the perfect place to go for a walk, a  run, to enjoy a picnic or just sit down and relax as we did. For the occasion I used my new flower dress that I found at HM last week. I find this dress to be a perfect dress for fall because of the color of it, and it’s also a dress that can easily be dressed up or down.

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Find the dress here. 

After a while we discovered that it was  a food festival going on at one part of the park. Of course we had to check that out, it’s food and we are for sure big foodies, haha! The area was full of small cute vans that sold all type of food. We went for a vegetarian burger, that by the way tasted amazing! This food festival was a part of the La Merce festival that is the biggest festival here in Barcelona. These days people have been dancing in the streets, playing music and celebrating. It’s crazy but fun.

Have a beautiful day people.

xoxo

How I spent my birthday in Barcelona

Hi guys!

At the 20th of September, I turned 29 years old. Can’t believe that next year I’m leaving the twenties and enter the thirties! But honestly I don’t stress about my age, is just a number, right? If you ask me, age is all about your mindset.

I started my birthday at school and the rest of the day my best friend plan out for us. We went to a restaurant next to the beach, with the most beautiful view! We had a tasty vegetarian fig and feat cheese salad and of course some vino. The evening was well spent at the beach with some bubbles, before we ended the night at a Vegan friendly restaurant. Here in Barcelona it’s so easy to live plant based, the options is endless. I will make a vegan guide for you guys from Barcelona.

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Have a great weekend people!

xoxo