Until a few years ago I'd almost never travelled outside the UK. A few trips to Calais on the ferry, and that was it. Not because of any dislike or mistrust of travelling, simply because the opportunity had never arisen - growing up money was tight, and holidays were limited to occasionally, and within the UK - and then for a good few years my annual fortnight away was spent visiting the Edinburgh Fringe Festival which was an experience I loved, and would strongly recommend to anyone! Anyway, Ben travelled around Europe extensively when he was a student, and speaking with him about his trips left me feeling that I wanted some of that, so we've been visiting places as and when we've had the chance, over the last few years. Paris, Dublin, Germany and Poland have all been visited, and this year a rugby club trip gave us the opportunity to visit Barcelona (no singing, please!).
As were were visiting on a budget, we decided to stick to looking around the outside of attractions like the Sagrada Familia Cathedral - under construction since 1882 and still not completed, this is possibly the most famous Gaudi building, and looking at it, it must be said that the first thought was "If he'd made the design a bit simpler, it would be finished by now!"
|Sagrada Familia - Catalonia|
|Close up of detail - Sagrada Familia|
|Incredible displays of seafood....|
|....and of course the amazing Hams.....|