torstai 19. lokakuuta 2017

First of many

Olen 18-vuotias matkailu-alan kaksoistutkinto-opiskelija Perho Liiketalousopistossa, nyt työssäoppimassa Barceloonassa.

It has been one week since I arrived, and the word awesome describes my time in Barcelona

Photo of my workplace Equity Point Centric Barcelona

My first day was pretty nice, I started helping at regular stuff like telling the clients where to buy the breakfeast ticket and cleaning the tables. After I did that I went to reception, where I learned how things work around here. 

My workplace Equity Point Centric Barcelona, provides me acommodation during my internship here. Living with more than 10 roommates can be challenging, but it really brings people together. People from different countries and backgrounds in the same room.

hasta la proxima!


More than a club!

It took me a while to realize that I was actually there, Camp Nou the stadium of FC Barcelona. Barely making it to the metro, walking in the rain, it was all worth it in the end.

Camp Nou has seats for 93 thousand fans, thats incredible. Seeing barca play live, was one of the most important things I wanted to do during my time here. 

Fans shouting "Messi", the smiles on peoples faces when Barcelona scored, thats football.

It wont be my last time in Camp Nou for sure!

Btw barca won 3-1!

Hasta luego!

City of attractions

Plaza de España
Center of transportation

Famous La Sagrada Familia, that has been under construction for over 100 years

Olympic park, built for the Olympic games that took place in 1992

After one month here, I can say that altough I have visited many attractions here, it still feels like Im only getting started


Living in Spain and not going to Madrid would be carzy, right?

Palaces, Museums and friendly people, Madrid in a nutshell for me.

Mercado de la cebada

view from Palacio de Cibeles

Famous Museum Reina Sofia

Hala Madrid!


I wasnt sure were should I go next, there are so many places that I would like to visit in Spain. I chose Sevilla, and I was more than glad about it afterwards. I had booked a hotel from the center of the city, and flights from Ryan Air. I didnt know much about Sevilla before, but now its my favourite city in Spain.

Parque de Maria Luisa

Sevilla is known for its bullfighting

                                                                     Plaza de España

                                                                 Mirador setas de Sevilla

                                Sevilla, place hard to forget!

Some thoughts

My time in Barcelona has almost come to its end. I have learned many new things about tourism industry, and myself. Living alone has taught me the wonders of washing my own clothes and cooking. When I say cooking, I also mean buying the food and planning the budget. Other thing is independecy, my mom isnt here making sure that I get up to go to work the morning. 

Reception work wasnt a new thing for me, but I still learned new things. 


                                            Breakfast room and bar during the night

I only got few days left here and  Im going to enjoy them as much as I can.

See you soon Finland!

Last of many

I revisited all of my favourite places in Barcelona and said goodbye to them. Im going to miss living by the sea the most. It has been a life changing experience, and I would recommend it to everyone interested in having the time of their life.

Rambla del mar

Arenas de Barcelona

Las Ramblas 

I hope that someday I have the opportunity to return to Barcelona and revisit Equity Point Centric hostel. I got to know my co-workers well and we shared some pretty funny moments. Im going to miss them a lot. 

They say taking chances in life leads to good things, this was certainly one of those times.

"We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us"

  See you at my next adventure!

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