Welcome to another week in my Travel Timehop series where I look back at a moment from our travels in the past decade. Many of the memories I’m sharing are from well before Tin Box Traveller existed so this is a great opportunity to write them down so they’re not forgotten.
This week’s timehop moment comes from a trip that I have blogged about before but there were far too many snapshots not to share something from this amazing city again.
When are we time hopping to?
It was August 2006 and we were more than half way through a camping trip around Western Europe. We had already been to Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and France.
Where in the world?
We were at the most Southerly stop on our trip – Barcelona in Spain. It was the only planned destination during our month-long road trip as we had friends living there during a gap year from university.
We had about fours days to explore Barcelona as well as catch up with our friends. One evening we headed out by ourselves to see one of the top attractions of the city – the Magic Fountain at the National Palace. Millions of people visit this free water and light show every year. Jets of water dance around to classical and modern music with the beautiful palace as the backdrop.
We got to the fountain early because we had been told it gets very busy during the summer season. Unfortunately it wasn’t dark enough for us to get the full effect but it was fun to be part of the hustle and bustle of this wonderful city.
Have you been to Barcelona? What was your favourite sight?