If you're considering travelling around Europe, remember to do it on off-season. It's undoubtedly the best time of the year to do so. Actually it may be the one and only way to do so. It will ensure that there's fewer tourists than usual so that you'll be able to meet up with the locals and to get to know all their daily rituals. You don't need to stand in queues either just to see some famous sight. Or wait for hours to get to enter one remarkable building only to see something magnificent and breathtaking.
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
Off-season travelling has so many advantages but I'm not going to list them. The only thing I still can say about it that you've to experience it yourself. And once you've done that you can't do anything else except continue doing so. The same thing applies even to solo travelling which is my personal favorite. Each of us needs a little excitement to our lives and that because it's totally worth it.
By losing your goal, you have lost your way.
- Khalil Gibran
During our stay in BCN I wanted to show some the most popular sights to my mother even though I'd already saw a few of them a couple years earlier. At that time I was visiting the city with a dear friend of mine. Nevertheless in this trip we did a lot of things and saw some pretty cool places. We climbed at the top of Tibidabo with this old funicular and got to see the best views over the whole city from the tower of the basilica.
Another great views where from Montserrat which is also known as the symbol of Catalonia. But first we needed to catch up a little different kind of ride to get there. And because I'm afraid of heights the minutes in that yellow cable car felt like hours for me (though I was constantly counting my toes).
One unexpected moment was when we're walking up and down around Montjuïc and found this one outdoor bar (called La Caseta del Migdia) at the top of the park. We didn't know its existence beforehand but after two hours scrambling it tasted so damn good to drink Coca-Colas up there.
Everything you can imagine is real.
- Pablo Picasso