i spent last night doing a bunch of research for our london / paris / spain trip in march. blogshop is teaching in london and then i will be meeting arian in paris where we will probably eat cheese and drink wine from baby bottles again…and then to spain for a week. (it’s been so long since it’s been just the two of us!)
i have been trying to sort out the best neighborhood to stay in barcelona. something that i have learned through all this recent travel is the neighborhood is so important! can you walk to get coffee… are there options for food…is it near the public transportation to get around…because it sure is a bummer when you have to get in a cab or on a train for every meal!
do you have any tips? i am still trying to decide if i want to rent an apartment or stay in a hotel (casa camper barcelona & H1898 look pretty cool and affordable.) or maybe we should spend half of the week in a hotel and half of it renting an apartment, so we can experince more than one area? i have noticed that with trips over 4 days it’s definitely nice to have the relaxation of a hotel room after a long day of exploring. clean towels, a made bed, room service french fries. but staying in an apartment really makes you feel like you are living in that city. i’m torn.
if you’ve been to barcelona or live there, what do you think? where to stay, where to eat, where to drink, where to hang? thank you, thank you!
as for paris, maybe i will stay here again…it sure was nice.