Yet another weekend traveling, this time I ventured up the coast to
Barcelona for Halloween weekend with about 15 other students from myprogram. We left early on Friday morning since we don’t have classes and stayed through early Monday morning. It was a fun trip to have so many people going, and all experience an American holiday abroad.
Throughout the weekend I did the typical tourist activities, sightseeing, walking, shopping. However Barcelona is such a beautifully designed city, thanks to Gaudi, that it didn’t seem typical. Seeing Park Guell and the Sagrada Familia in person is so much different in person, and it was amazing to see an artists’ architectural designs play out in real life. Took a trip to the Picasso museum, which was cool to see all of the paintings that are in our text books and replicated all over the world.
For Halloween all of us dressed up and went out for the night, which
was definitely different than being at home, but also a great experience. Walking down ‘Las Ramblas’ which is one of the most
visited and crowded streets in Barcelona, dressed up in costume was a
sight to see. Unless they were foreign or the exception, most
Spaniards do not celebrate Halloween, so we had lots of strangers
trying to take pictures of the strange kids (which was us) walking
down the street.
A lot of kids from Santa Clara, in California, were in Barcelona,
either studying or visiting and we met up with them before going out
to the discotheque since we had a few Santa Clara students as well.
It was fun to meet other students studying abroad but it also reminded me of how much I miss all my own friends back at Witt. Had to do some facebook stalking when I got home of all the fun that people had back home, and the creative costumes. I am glad that I still have my senior year left to spend all the fun festivities one last time.
Another exciting week ahead, with only two days of class left, and one
being a presentation in colloquial language (which is really funny to
talk about in class!) and then off to Sevilla with our program for the
weekend. Cannot believe that it is already November! I am getting
pretty attached to this place and it’s going to be hard to leave so
soon in December. Es todo para ahora!
Hasta Luego Tios!