My last of two posts on my trip to Barcelona. And this one highlights the beauty that is Park Guell. Just like the Sagrada Familia, this was another masterpiece of Gaudi. The park itself is free to enter but it’s the Monumental Core where you need to buy tickets in order to enter.The park without the Monumental Core is a pretty basic park to be fair. We had managed to go through the entrance that takes you right to the top of the park and then you walk through it all to get to the middle where you queue to enter the Monumental Core. Even though the stairs to get to the park pretty much killed off me and all of my family, it was worth it when you got to the Core.Honestly, everything Gaudi created in the place is absolutely stunning. My only regret is that we didn’t get a tour around Park Guell because I would have loved to have learnt about the history of the park. Even so, it was still an amazing experience. And we were given a leaflet/map to look through and help guide us through the park.I could have spent hours there just looking around and taking photos. It was a truly gorgeous place. Even though the Monumental Core is busy with tourists and visitors, it still has a really calm and serene feeling to it. Bare in mind though that it gets boiling when the Sun is at its peak and there isn’t a whole load of places where you can find shade. Much Love,Sai xo
Hey guys. I’m back to blogging after a couple of beautiful days in Barcelona. It was a stunning city and if you want to see the first part of the holiday you can check out my vlog over here. But I thought I’d share one of the highlights of my trip with you guys which was the absolutely stunning Sagrada Familia.We ended up seeing this gorgeous cathedral on the first full day that we were in Barcelona. After a long day of walking around the streets I was looking forward to just being able to have a wander around in the cathedral and taking in the history. Suffice to say that I wasn’t disappointed.The tickets were from the official Sagrada Familia website and it was really straightforward to sort out. They send you a email with your tickets attached and you just need to print those out. We picked the half six time slot since we wanted to go towards the evening and it wasn’t too busy at that time. We went for the tickets that gave us access to the towers. You can pick between the Passion and Nativity facade, so we went for the Nativity. And along with the tickets, we also had an audio guide but you can buy those on the day. I’d highly recommend booking the tickets if you want to see the inside of the cathedral since you’re going to be lucky if you can get tickets on the day.Once we had picked up the audio guides we went straight to the tower entrance since you can only enter at the time that’s printed on your ticket. There’s a lift that takes you to the top of the tower and the guy in the lift explained the layout of where we would be walking which was really helpful. The views for the facade are breath-taking. It’s so beautiful. There’s a bridge that you can walk over and you get a lush view of Barcelona from there and you can get a good couple of photos whilst you’re there and don’t have to worry about anyone else bothering you.It’s the descent that really got to me. So, there’s no lift to go back down to the main part of the Sagrada Familia. Oh no no no. You have to take three hundred steps, down a SPIRAL STAIRCASE. My legs were shaking, there were times where I didn’t feel like I was going to make it down. It was scary and killed my legs but it was completely worth it. I may not have thought it at the time but I’m still glad that I got to see the views for the top of the facade.The rest of the cathedral was just as awe-inspiring. The audio guide gave such a rich history of the Sagrada Familia and it just felt me feeling in wonder. I don’t think I fully appreciated everything until I heard about the history. There’s a meaning behind every single detail that was put in place and you won’t believe the amount of thought that went into it all.This is definitely something that I would recommend you taking a look at if you’re in Barcelona. You won’t regret it!Much Love,Sai xo
Hey, guys! I’m back to with the last two days of my Edinburgh adventures! If you haven’t seen the first part of my trip, you can check that out here. Photo Credit: ZaraDay two was probably my favourite day of this short break. Mainly because we went to the National Museum of Scotland. I’ve been so so excited to visit this place. I have read about all of the different section online (because I just can’t help myself) and it looked absolutely amazing. (more…)
I have been so excited to write this post since I got back from Edinburgh. Zara and I spent three days away in Edinburgh from the 9th of April until the 11th and it was such an amazing trip! I’ve never been to Scotland before, let alone Edinburgh and I had heard so many amazing things about the city. After scrolling through tags on Instagram, I had already fallen in love with the city before going there. Nothing would have prepared me for the actual city though. So, our trip started on a Monday morning at ten to four. And I was not a happy bunny. Our flight was leaving at seven but we were leaving at half four to get to the airport at half five. I was so excited on the way there though that I wasn’t really feeling that tired. The only issue that we had is that hotel check in wasn’t until three in the afternoon and we arrived at the hotel before nine. (more…)
On our third night and last night at Disneyland Paris, Zara and I decided to to make a reservation at the Yacht Club situated in Disney’s Newport Bay Club...