I have been back in Aarhus for a week now after my whirlwind 12 day spring break vacation and have finally caught up on my sleep and laundry. I think I slept for 32 hours straight once I got off the last bus home! All of our travels were more than worth it though. Over the course of 12 days I was able to visit 5 breathtaking cities and make memories that I will never forget. Italy of course was amazing. All that gelato oh my. And pizza. Can’t forget about the pizza. After Italy we headed for Spain. We spent 3 wonderful days in Barcelona.
We spent our first day sightseeing all across the city. We visited the Barcelona Cathedral, walked down the famous Las Ramblas (which was actually disappointing in my opinion but oh well), saw the Sagrada Familia (under a ton of construction but apparently it always is and will never be finished…) and spent the afternoon in Parc Guell overlooking the city.
The next 2 days were spent how I like to spend my vacations…at the beach. We all just hung out and had such a chill time. And I of course couldn’t leave the beach without being obnoxious and getting cornrows.
The last night in Barcelona we went out for traditional Spanish tapas, or appetizers. We went with a tour group and got to try food from many different restaurants around the city. Had to show off the new hair at as many fine establishments as possible.
After a few days in Barcelona it was time to hop on a plane and head for IBIZA. It was the off season so it wasn’t as live as I know you’re thinking but it was still a great time. Our Airbnb was literally right on the beach so we just had to walk out the door and we were on the sand. It was incredible.
We spent most of our time at the beach but one of our days in Ibiza we explored the older part of the city and found the most amazing views from the top of some cliffs.
So naturally, we had to have a photoshoot on top of it.
We had such a fabulous week in sunny Spain that we thought…what better way to top off the trip than in rainy, dreary London!! On the real though, London is my favorite city of all time. I went when I was a senior in high school and absolutely fell in love with everything about it and knew I had to come back. The sights, the accents, everything. I swear I’ll move there one day. Since we basically only had one full day in London we took advantage of it by booking a hop on hop off tour and rode around all day on a double decker red bus. You don’t get any more British than that.
We were in London on Easter Sunday so I had the privilege to attend Easter service at Westminister Abbey. That is something I will never forget for the rest of my life. We saw Big Ben, The London Eye, Parliament, Hyde Park, The Tower Bridge, Piccadilly Circus (not an actual circus to my surprise, more like a square), Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace.
Our Airbnb was right along the Thames River and one night we were able to visit the oldest riverside pub in London, The Prospect of Whitby, which opened in 1520. It was such a neat place and I highly recommend it to anyone traveling through London!
After many busses, planes, and trains, our journey finally came to an end. The memories I made throughout those days will last a lifetime and I am so grateful that I have been given the opportunity to be able to travel to so many places so far with such great people.
Next stop..Budapest, Hungary and Krakow, Poland!