Thursday, May 22, 2014

Bye Barcelona

I remember just the other day, arriving to this unfamiliar city and seeing all these beautiful faces. I can't believe the time has finally come to say goodbye. Barcelona has been beyond amazing. These have literally been the best 4 months of my life. I've had the opportunity to travel to 5 different countries in Europe and 6 different cities within Spain. I've had the best time of my life here, and I owe it all to the 8 beautiful girls in my UB group who stuck by me these 4 months. We've created a bunch of memories and a bond that can never be broken or forgotten, I love you girls. Thank you to API and all the committees that awarded me with different scholarships so I could achieve this goal. I also want to thank those who supported me before and throughout my journey, especially my mom, she has done the impossible for me, I love her so much. Lastly, I want to thank you, the reader, for taking this journey with me, I really hope you enjoyed it. I'm happy to be going back home to my family, friends and my city, I've missed them all so much, but I'm sad, I'm leaving all of this behind. Barcelona will always have a piece of my heart, no matter what. Barcelona & company, thank you so much for this life changing experience and for all the wonderful memories that came along with it. This isn't goodbye forever, it's more of a "I'll see you later." 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


So I starting packing today...

Monday, May 19, 2014

Semester's Over!

I took my last walk down Passeig de Gràcia to school tonight, to take my last final. I think I did well, way better than the final I took on Friday. I already received my grade for my first final, and although I'm not please with it, I'm glad I passed. My grade for the final I just took should be posted tomorrow or Wednesday, the latest. I'm so happy the spring semester is over but I'm truly going to miss the University of Barcelona.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

La Sagrada Família!

Passion facade
Nativity facade
Michelle and I saved Antoni Gaudí’s best work for last. Yesterday, we visited La Sagrada Família. Construction begun on March 19th, 1882 from a project by the diocesan architect Francisco de Paula del Villar, but at the end of 1883, Gaudí was commissioned to carry on the works. Unfortunately, Gaudí died in 1926, leaving the church unfinished. Since his death, different architects have continued the work after his original idea. There are no words to explain how amazing this piece of art is, and my pictures don't do it justice. I admire Gaudí so much and I thank him for all his astonishing work. Rumor has it that, La Sagrada Família should be finished in 2026, marking the 100th anniversary of Gaudí’s death. I’ve already made plans on returning to Barcelona when it’s completed.
               Sagrada Família Basilica 
   Sagrada Família Basilica

Friday, May 16, 2014


I had my first final this morning and I couldn't have been more nervous. I did somewhat well on the practice exam, but if you know me, "somewhat well" doesn't cut it for me. I'm hoping I did good or else, I'll be pretty upset. On Monday, I receive my grade and I also have my last final that night.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Park Güell pt. II!

Park Güell
This afternoon, Michelle and I went to Park Güell. If you remember reading my blog before, you'd know that I went a couple weeks after arriving in Barcelona, but I just walked around the park and didn’t pay to visit the Monumental Zone. This time, I actually paid to visit the zone because there was no way I was leaving Barcelona without visiting it and getting my pictures. After I got my shots, we walked down the stairs, passing the main entrance to the park. I love Park Güell so much, it’s definitely one of my favorite places here in Barcelona. 

             Park Güell
   Park Güell

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

L’Aquarium de Barcelona!

Underground see-through tunnel
Today after class, Michelle and I went to Barcelona's aquarium. Before coming to Barcelona, I obviously researched attractions in Barcelona, and the aquarium was one of them. I was super excited to go and see all the fishes, I felt like a little kid all over again. I really enjoyed L’Aquarium de Barcelona, I got to see seahorses, jellyfishes, stingrays, Nemo’s aka clownfishes and Dory’s aka blue tangs, octopuses, along with a lot of other fishes. My favorite part of it all was the underground see-through tunnel. As you walk through the tunnel, you can see the different fishes and sharks swim on top and on the side of you, it was pretty scary but pretty cool at the same time. 


(unsure of it's name)