My Mediterranean Holiday 2017 | Day 2: Barcelona

Hey guys today I am back with another holiday blog post from my holiday that I went on a few weeks ago. I was meant to put these up quickly one after the other but I just haven't had the chance. On our second day of our holiday, we spent the whole day in Barcelona. 

The day started with me doing some people watching on our hotel room balcony. Luckily we had an amazing room that looked out onto a really busy street. As the weather was so nice I could sit on our balcony in my pjs and not feel cold at all. We were so lucky with the weather throughout our holiday. 

We then got ready for breakfast which we had at the hotel. The breakfast was a typical continental breakfast that you would get in Europe. They had some fruit, cold meats, bread & pastries and cereal. As our hotel was I think a three star one the breakfast wasn't great but it was okay and we managed to eat a substantial amount.

After breakfast, Nan and I went out to find a local supermarket to buy things like water, drinks and snacks for our hotel room. We found this really convenient supermarket just around the corner that had everything we needed and at a cheap price as well. We then wondered back to the hotel to get my mum before we went out for the day.

We didn't have any particular plans for the day apart from a lunch reservation that we had at 1pm. Our hotel was really well located as it was local to a lot of different things like the cathedral, shops, restaurants and the beach. We started to wonder around from our hotel towards the cathedral as it was so beautiful so I wanted to go there and take photos. 

It was a Saturday so I think there was a festival going on as there was lots of live music and dancing. Everywhere I looked the architecture was amazing I just wanted to take photos all the time. I did take loads of photos but I can't put them all in my blog posts they would be endless haha. 

We looked in lots of shops but I didn't get anything until later on in the day. The main shopping area made me think of when I was in Paris. After looking around the shops for a bit we caught a taxi to where we had lunch. 

For lunch we went to the Círculo Ecuestre which is like a members club where you can go to eat or stay there as they have hotel rooms as well. A lot of people have birthday parties there as it is really grand and a great place to celebrate a big birthday. 

The lunch was really posh as it is quite a formal place anyways. We went for the set menu which included a starter, main and dessert. As you can see from the photos above the food was delicious I ate all of it and I wish I could have the pasta again because that was the best part. We were the only ones in the restaurant at that time which was quite strange as the restaurant was huge. 

We then went back to the hotel where I took a nap because I didn't sleep much the night before so I was quite tired from all the walking and the heat. Once I had woken up we decided to wonder down to the marina where they had all the super yatchs. 

On our way down there as we had chosen to walk down one of the back streets we managed to bump into a group of drummers. I cannot even begin to explain to you how loud it was. Even on my vlog it doesn't come across that loud. My ears were ringing for at least 10 minutes after we had walked pass them. 

The harbour was really pretty and we ended up walking down towards the shopping centre. We then got a few drinks and while my mum and nan chatted I wondered off to the shopping centre and ended up picking up this really nice red jumper from Bershka. We then headed back to the hotel and got a good nights sleep. 



My Mediterranean Holiday 2017 | Day 1: London To Barcelona

Hey everyone and Happy Monday I hope that you have had a good weekend. This past week has been a pretty tough week for me but it's time to get back on track and upload some blog posts. I am finally getting around to writing up my holiday blog posts. 

As some of you will know I went on holiday recently for nine days around the Mediterranean on a cruise. I had an amazing time and although I did film it and upload videos I wanted to type up my thoughts as well, as I didn't include all of my thoughts in the videos.

It all began on Friday 26th May at 10.45 am when we left London to drive to Gatwick. We were going from London to Barcelona, Spain. We flew with Vueling airline who I had never heard of before. As we were flying with them we flew from Gatwick South which is my favourite terminal of the two. 

It is so easy to go through and a lot less stressful than the north terminal. We were through security in about 5 minutes which is pretty good for an airport. What I like about it is that all of the restaurants are upstairs with a few shops and then the rest of the shops are downstairs. 

When we got to the airport it was about midday and as we hadn't eaten breakfast we decided to get some brunch. There are so many places to eat like Costa, Starbucks, Pret A Manger, Giraffe, Nandos, Wetherspoons, Wagamama etc...However, the place we chose is called Grain Store which is a cafe and bar. 

The interior was so cute I just loved it. The whole atmosphere was so relaxed and I'm so glad that we went there. The prices were pretty good for the food but the alcohol was quite expensive. We all got an English breakfast but with different eggs. I then went to WhSmiths and got a few bits for the plane such as magazines, sweets, and drinks. 

Like I mentioned above we flew with Vueling who are a Spanish low-cost airline. I guess you could compare them to Easy-Jet. However, I much prefer Easy-Jet and I'll tell you why. The overall experience was pretty similar to what you would get on an Easy-Jet flight. 

The food was pretty rubbish, the drinks were pricey and the leg room was small. But that is what you get for a low-cost airline. The customer service was pretty poor. The attention to detail on the flight was rubbish they took forever to give out drinks and the whole thing felt very unorganised. 

We were already running late as the plane was late arriving at Gatwick. However, we did not get one apology from the captain. Throughout the flight, there were no updates to say how long we will be or if we are on time. I feel like with Easy-Jet even though they are the same price and quality their attention to detail is a lot better. I would not fly with them again even if they are cheap. 

We arrived in Barcelona at around 6pm when we were due to arrive at 5pm. After catching a taxi from the airport to our hotel which took around 45 minutes we arrived in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. We stayed at the Hotel Gargallo Rialto which we stayed at the last time we went on a cruise from Barcelona in 2012. 

I think the hotel is a three star one but I'm not sure. It is a great hotel for staying there for a few days. The rooms are quite basic but have everything that you need. Our room was really nice as it had three single beds, a bathroom with a shower, a TV and an amazing balcony overlooking the streets below. You can see a full room tour on the vlog. 

Once we had unpacked things in the room and changed we went out and looked for a place to eat some dinner. We didn't want to stray far from the hotel as we were all quite tired from the travelling. 

We found this cute restaurant about 5 minutes away from the hotel. It was quite busy as it had three floors and each floor was packed. Luckily the floor that we were put on only got busy towards the end of our dinner. The food was really good and we got a variety of things to share such as mussels, bread and a chicken salad. 

I didn't take photos of these but you can go over and see it on the vlog again. The food was really tasty and we all ate loads as we were hungry. Again the service was rubbish as the waiters mixed up our order and then got our bill wrong. Once we had finished dinner we headed back to the hotel and then got ready for bed as we were exhausted by that time.

I am going to be uploading day 2 soon probably on Wednesday but I hope you liked this one and make sure to check out the vlogs if you haven't already they are going down really well. 



Norwegian Epic Western Mediterranean Cruise 2017 VLOGS Day 5 - 9

Hey guys I have been so busy this week as usual but I am finally getting myself back into a normal routine. I hope to upload more blog posts over the next few weeks starting with my holiday blog posts first. In this blog post I have decided to add the last of my holiday vlogs. Like I mentioned in my last holiday vlog blog post I wanted to put them all together so that they are easier to watch. 

The videos are going down so well which I am really pleased about. If you have not watched them then I think you would love them as they are full of adventure. I cannot believe that I have uploaded all of my holiday vlogs I really wish that there were more to upload. I am starting to work on my holiday blog posts so make sure to keep an eye out for them.


Norwegian Epic Western Mediterranean Cruise 2017 VLOGS Day 1 - 4

Hey guys I'm sorry about the delay here on my blog I have had such a busy week back at work after my holidays I just haven't had the time to sit down and type anything up. If you have been following me on my Twitter, Instagram or YouTube channel then you will have seen that I have been uploading holiday vlogs all week. 

I thought that I would put the ones that I have uploaded into a blog post so that it's easier for you guys to watch them all. I have a few more to upload and then that will be the end of the vlogs. I am going to be writing up blog posts for each day as well so keep an eye out for them.