Published on September 12th, 2017 | by admin0
Brooks First Solo Travel Trip to Spain
When I decided to take a solo tour, I was confused to pick one destination that had it all. I had always been intrigued by Europe and its diversity. I looked up best countries to visit in Europe and Spain struck a chord.
Spain is a country of diverse culture, breathtaking landscape, vibrant nightlife, and mouthwatering cuisine. It is the ideal place one could travel to on their own. From its charming beaches to its architectural wonders, Spain is a place you’d have plenty to explore.
Barcelona – History at its Finest
Traveling to Spain alone was a huge deal for me. I had never travelled long distance alone. But I was quite excited to witness the surreal beauty of Spain that I had only seen in pictures. Barcelona was one of the cities I was most enthusiastic to see because I have heard a lot about it.
One of the main attractions for me in Barcelona were its historic buildings. The city is home to some of the finest architectural wonders. Looking at Antoni Gaudi’s architectural magic right in front of me was an incredible experience.
The La Rambla pedestrian avenue was gorgeous. I took a few impressive pictures with the tree-lined walkway. The beaches of Barcelona were one of a kind. I spent some time under the sun and got a beautiful tan.
Creativity flows in Spain and you can feel it in the air. Spain gave the world Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso.
Folk Music – Melodic and Unique
Spain is known for its music and if you haven’t heard to flamenco music, you haven’t explored Spain. To listen to this unique form of folk music, I had to travel to Seville. Madrid is also a great place to listen to flamenco music.
Alhambra Fortress – A Magnificent Past
If you haven’t been to the Alhambra fortress, have you really been to Spain? The fortress is known for its giant size and the beauty. There’s a lot of history associated with this fortress. In fact, the fortress protected the city of Granada from invasion by the Christians for a long time.
The fortress is massive, so when I booked a tour, I was confused where to start. It is best to take help from a tour guide who can assist you. I was awe-struck when I witness the breathtaking views of the city of Granada from the fortress. You can only visit the fortress between March and October.
When in Spain, you got to try out the variety of food that the country offers. There’s just so much to eat that you might end up eating more than usual. Every region I entered, I enjoyed different flavors. I looked up the internet before the trip to create a list of foods to eat. I enjoyed eating Turrón, Gazpacho, Paella, and Jamon Serrano. I also picked food from local shops and stalls, and I must say I loved all of it.
When you travel solo, you are on your own. You have to be the leader and the savior. The trip was incredible, but also very hectic. In the end, what matters is the experience that I had. I would definitely recommend everyone to visit Spain and get inspired by its natural beauty.