Anytime you travel to a country where you can’t speak the language, it will be a bit of a challenge. When you can’t even recognize the alphabet they use, that challenge gets a little more challenging. And when the locals you’re around speak as little of your language as you do of theirs—which might be pretty much none—you’re in for adventure.
Not that it’s at all enough, but if two days is all you’ve got, there’s tons of things to do in Barcelona that will still leave you feeling like you saw the place.
Have you ever fallen in love with someone, almost as though you knew them before you met them? As though it were a return to each other and not a first encounter? Well I think that feeling happens with places too.
There’s something about Europe that’s just automatically charming. Maybe the architecture, the cobblestone, the history, (sometimes the people). I spent five years living in Germany as a child but never made it to Hamburg until this week, and at first blush, it’s beautiful.
There’s no shortage of theories out there on when the deals are best: Tuesdays, always Tuesdays because the sales go up on Mondays. No, Monday is best but it has to be at some off-peak time like 4:00 a.m. Also, don’t search too many times from the same computer because they (they as in the powers that control flight prices, whoever that technically is) will know you really want it and you’ll never see the deal. So what’s really true?
If I had a dollar for every time someone told me I’ll never find a mate if I keep traveling, I could take all those ill gotten bills and buy a plane ticket. I had someone even say to me recently: “When you finally settle down, you’ll be able to say hey husband, look at all these great things I did before.” As though I’ll be dead and grounded with a ring on my finger.
I didn’t know much about Colombia’s baddest city other than what Narcos is bring back to life, but Medellin has stepped it’s game up so much, it’s outdoing a lot of major hotspots when it comes to cool.
There’s always a post or an article or an e-book about how to live a life filled with travel, but I think it may come down to why some people have lives more peppered with travel than others do.
Sometimes travel isn’t about seeing everything. Sometimes it’s just about slowing down. About letting a place passively become a part of your life, even if it’s just for a few days.
If gambling, chain smoking and drunken debauchery aren’t your things, there are still a few ways to love Vegas. Let me count them for you.