Because we were in Barcelona for so long, we knew we wanted to take advantage of the time we had and visit some of the awesome towns around Barcelona.
After a very stressful month of traveling, we were ecstatic to be settling down in Barcelona for an entire week. An entire week of not having to pack and lug around our backpacks seemed like a dream!
Originally we weren’t planning to go to Valencia. I can’t really remember the reason why, maybe it had something to do with cost, but our original plan was to go to a small coastal town called Almeria, after our time in Seville. However, after talking with some friends who loved Valencia and realizing that it was not to be missed, we decided to scrap our original plans and make a three day pit-stop to Valencia on our way to Barcelona.
Since we’ve passed the one month mark, Casey is going to share some of his favorite (and least favorite) memories from the first 30 days. Once again, all opinions are his and please don’t judge the owner of this blog (me) for them.
Similarly to Madrid, we went into the Seville trip knowing that it was going to be hot. And man, were we right. I mean, they don’t nickname a city, “the hottest city in Europe” for no reason. In hindsight, it was probably pretty dumb of us to visit Seville in the middle of August, but we heard from many of our friends how beautiful it is, and we didn’t want to pass it by.
As you know by now, Casey and I are BIG beach people. I’ve hardly met a beach that I didn’t love in my 28 years of living. So when we heard that the Algarve Coast in Southern Portugal is one of the most beautiful coast lines in the World, we got really excited.
If you missed part one, you can read it here.
So before I get into the latter half of the Loulé story, let me set the stage for you again: We’re legit in the middle of nowhere, no transportation, staying with a French couple, who speak basically no English, and their fifteen-year-old daughter who interpreted as best she could when she was there.
I don’t really know how to put Loulé into deep thoughts, so I’m going to give an overall recap of our interesting three days there.
Holy sh*t, I can’t believe it’s already been an entire month since we started this adventure. In some ways it feels like Paris was ages ago (we have been to eight cities since!), but in other ways this trip is already flying by and I want time to slow down!! What’s that famous saying, “the days are long but the years are short.” That has never been truer.
Before I get started, I want to point out that this will be my last Airbnb post that is separate from the city post. I will still be reviewing the places we stayed, but I will be including them in my overall review of each city that we visit. To be honest, doing two separate posts was kind of boring and redundant in my opinion, and until Airbnb sponsors me and I can start getting free places to stay… This is how it’s going to be (your move, Airbnb).