Jul 3, 2014

The Road From Copenhagen to Barcelona

Yes, I know this post comes a little late. We've been on the road for about a month now and we're finally getting our bearings, sitting down and uploading some photos. It's been an amazing whirlwind, but here are a few highlights from the first leg of our international escapade!

Copenhagen:

Our first stop was in Denmark because that was the cheapest flight into Europe from the US. Danish food is nothing to write home about, but the beer is pretty good, the people are really sweet and the bikes are really intimidating.

There's also this little hippie city/state that was formed in the 70's and they consider themselves a free state, and not at all a part of the EU. (they also wouldn't let us take any photos womp womp)

Madrid:

We flew straight from Copenhagen to Madrid where I got to brush up on my Spanish skills, eat tapas, drink sangria, and stumble upon a few street protests.

Before exploring much, we took a trip out to La Adrada to meet a friend, Elena and get some hiking in!

When we got back we stopped at the Parque Del Restiro, the Museo Del Prado, the Temple of Debod, the capital, the Catedral de Santa Maria, and the Plaza Mayor.

Valencia:

After the bustling tourist-filled city of Madrid, Valencia was a welcome respite of sun, sand, and relaxation. We laid by the beach, walked through the parks and stayed with our friend, Carmen.

Barcelona:

After two days in the Valencian sun, it was off to the party town of Barcelona! We hit up as much Gaudi stuff as possible, Casa Batllo, Park Guell and the Sagrada Familia, as well as the gothic cathedral, La Rambla, and the Magic fountain.

I even snuck in a photo from the nude beach we visited...

After Barcelona we had some major issues getting into France because of the train strikes, but I'll divulge how we escaped Spain when I update next- which I promise to do more often! Right now we're off to roam the streets of Rome! Leave a comment and let us know how things are across the pond! We miss you guys!

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