Clearly we’ve been on a mission for the past week and a half because in less than two weeks we conquered every major tourist attraction in Barcelona. On Friday, we visited Gaudí’s Parc Guell.
I had never been to Spain prior to my living here for the next four months. Although I did some research about Barcelona’s culture and people, I still wanted to be awe-struck when I explored the city in person. Barcelona’s sheer diversity is probably what surprised me the most.
Even though I’ve always pictured myself studying abroad for more than just a couple weeks, I would be lying to myself if I said I wasn’t extremely anxious this past week. Traveling has always seemed so adventurous and carefree to me, but living in a foreign country for an extended period of time is a pretty solid commitment. The funny part of this whole thing was that nothing really hit me until the turbulence from our transatlantic flight woke me up and I realized we were directly above Spain roughly 12 hours ago.
Well, there’s no turning back now.