What I have learnt from my Year Abroad #3

The most important thing I learnt was that I absolutely love the place! Home will always be with my family in England, but Barcelona is a pretty good runner up. Once you have friends, somewhere to live and a bit of a routine its easy to feel at home anywhere. I love everything about Barcelona, the food, the architecture, the weather, etc etc… I’m not sure what I want to do when I graduate or where I want to do it, but living in Spain for a few years and teaching English while I decide isn’t the worst idea I’ve had. I’ve just signed up to do a TEFL course as a bit of a back up plan.

I did so much this year and really felt like I made the most of it. Although I did work hard at Uni and actually did better than the Catalans in some classes, it really was one big holiday! Here are my highlights:

Independence demonstration 11/09/2012
Independence demonstration 11/09/2012
Fwends visiting in September
Fwends visiting in September
Visit from my mommy and sister in October
Visit from my mommy and sister in October
Naik gals outside the Sagrada Familia
Naik gals outside the Sagrada Familia
Trip to Cambrils
Trip to Cambrils
Parc de la Ciutadella in December
Parc de la Ciutadella in December

 

Me and Alice at Parc Guell in December
Me and Alice at Parc Guell in December

 

Me and Alice at The Sagrada Familia in December
Me and Alice at The Sagrada Familia in December
Christmas excitement in December
Christmas excitement

 

Parc del Laberint d'Horta in January
Parc del Laberint d’Horta in January
Skiing in Andorra in February
Skiing in Andorra in February

 

Skiing in Andorra in February
Skiing in Andorra in February
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Visit from Becky in February
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Visit from Becky in February

Visiting friends in Granada in March- The Alhambra
Visiting friends in Granada in March- The Alhambra
Visiting friends in Granada in March
Visiting friends in Granada in March- the Alhambra

 

Visiting friends in Seville in March- The Cathedral

Visiting friends in Seville in March- The Cathedral
Visiting friends in Seville in March- Plaza Espana
Visiting friends in Seville in March- Plaza Espana
St Jordi in Reus- the castells
St Jordi in Reus- the castells
St Jordi in Reus- el drac
St Jordi in Reus- el drac
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Georgia visiting in May- las Ramblas
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Barcelona Zoo with Georgia in May
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Barcelona Zoo in May
Uni girls visiting in June- Placa Espanya
Uni girls visiting in June- Placa Espanya

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Uni girls visiting in June- Tibidabo
Uni girls visiting in June- Tibidabo
Uni girls visiting in June- Tibidabo
Uni girls visiting in June- Tibidabo
Barraques in Reus- St Joan
Barraques in Reus- St Joan
Barraques in Reus- St Joan
Barraques in Reus- St Joan
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Festa Major in Reus

Festa Major in Reus
Festa Major in Reus
Festa Major in Reus
Festa Major in Reus
Festa Major in Reus- Tronada
Festa Major in Reus- Tronada
Festa Major in Reus
Festa Major in Reus

 

The last thing I did on my Year Abroad was to visit my boyfriends mom in Molinos, a tiny town in Aragon, in the middle of nowhere. It was so beautiful and had a waterfall in the middle of the town. We even went swimming in a dam which was gorgeous!

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