A somewhat unplanned visit to Barcelona, thanks to a £1 Megabus ticket, left us madly in love with the Spanish city. During our stay—made possible by our friend Vita who put us up in her apartment—we explored the crowded La Rambla, took in a lively Castellers festival, ate lunch at La Boqueria Market, visited various Antoni Gaudi buildings, relaxed on the beautiful beach and happened across a wine and cheese festival—mmmmm, tasty. During all that time we didn’t come across a single siesta!

La Rambla, Barcelona

La Rambla, Barcelona

The beautiful streets of Barcelona, Spain

The beautiful streets of Barcelona, Spain

Building castells in the streets of Barcelona, Spain

Building castells in the streets of Barcelona, Spain

Building castells in the streets of Barcelona, Spain

Building castells in the streets of Barcelona, Spain

Building castells in the streets of Barcelona, Spain

Building castells in the streets of Barcelona, Spain

Building castells in the streets of Barcelona, Spain

Building castells in the streets of Barcelona, Spain

Building castells in the streets of Barcelona, Spain

Building castells in the streets of Barcelona, Spain

Building castells in the streets of Barcelona, Spain

Building castells in the streets of Barcelona, Spain

Wine tasting in Barcelona with our friend Vita (who we met in Mongolia!)

Wine tasting in Barcelona with our friend Vita (who we met in Mongolia!)

Wine tasting in Barcelona with our friend Vita (who we met in Mongolia!)

Wine tasting in Barcelona with our friend Vita (who we met in Mongolia!)

Put up in the beautiful apartment of our friend Vita in Barcelona

Put up in the beautiful apartment of our friend Vita in Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain

Mercado de La Boqueria, Barcelona, Spain

Mercado de La Boqueria, Barcelona, Spain

Mercado de La Boqueria, Barcelona, Spain

Mercado de La Boqueria, Barcelona, Spain

El Drac de Gaudí at Finca Güell, Barcelona, Spain

El Drac de Gaudí at Finca Güell, Barcelona, Spain

A beautiful yacht anchored in Barcelona, Spain

A beautiful yacht anchored in Barcelona, Spain

The Magic Fountain in Barcelona, Spain

The Magic Fountain in Barcelona, Spain

The Magic Fountain in Barcelona, Spain

The Magic Fountain in Barcelona, Spain

Our view over Barcelona, Spain

Our view over Barcelona, Spain

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Mark quit everything to travel the world for a year with his wife, Britnee. Along the way, he picked up a love for many other things, including illy coffee, Nepal, Bolivianos bills, and Thai beaches. Now happily home in Utah, Mark is a balding marketing professional with a mountain biking addiction.

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