Hubby and I did a little tour one summer, traveling by plane, train and ferry. Our itinerary was Helsinki-Lisbon-Guincho-Lisbon-Madrid-Barcelona-Stockholm-Helsinki.
The most memorable part of the trip for me was taking the night train from Lisbon to Madrid. I didn’t really know what to expect, but it was actually very comfortable – considering you’re sleeping on a train.
The best part was waking up to new scenery outside the window on a bright sunny day and then having breakfast in the restaurant compartment. Breakfast was included in the ticket’s price, so again, my expectations were low. But it was lovely!
The restaurant compartment was neat and I’d even say it was almost a bit fancy – for a train – with elegant white table cloths and all. We were served by a friendly man dressed like a butler and the food was fresh and delicious. Best of all, the coffee was perfect!
The photos in this post are from Barcelona, however. Having visited Barcelona several times, it’s still a city that I can’t get a grip on – I remember certain areas but it’s huge and each time I’ve visited, I’ve only stayed a few days.
The Gothic architecture, as well as Gaudí obviously, are a big draw for me. Not to mention the tapas, sunny weather, and affordable shopping! I’m not a huge shopper when I travel, but sometimes I just can’t resist. Mostly I just love walking around aimlessly. Luckily hubby isn’t opposed to moving around on foot.
Some Barcelona shots
More photos from this trip coming up in the next few posts!