The Flight Risk Mom has escaped! She’s had enough of school runs, playdates and endless housework. She’s taken off on a grand European adventure. Can you help track her down? Follow her trip on Facebook Twitter Instagram and check in each Friday on the Entangled in Romance blog to enter the contest to win 1 of 4 Amazon gift cards.
Hi, I’m Alexia the Flight Risk Mom. I was once a grand adventurer, collecting exotic stamps in my passport and filling photo albums with snapshots and memories. Four children later, however, and my adventuring days have been reduced to finding bargains at the grocery store and deciding what to cook for dinner. This summer, however, I’m back on the road, dragging my four children and somewhat reluctant husband around Europe. Come follow me for fun in the sun and sights not to be missed.
We continue our adventure in Spain. Ed Sheeran sang about it, it’s long been a city renowned for it’s diverse architecture, heck they’ve even been building a church for over 130 years, and it was the last place I visited in Spain. Barcelona. With it’s sandy Mediterranean beaches, chic shops and suave sophisticated style it’s a city that can hold it is own on the world’s stage. It’s also become a major destination for Brits and I heard more English spoken than Spanish.
Barcelona has a lot to offer travelers from simple amusements such as strolling Las Ramblas, or checking out the street artists in Ciutadella Park, or admiring the men who take their fitness routines very seriously.
Wide tree-lined boulevards were equally numbered with twisty, narrow alleyways filled with tiny boutiques and, of course, the usual souvenir shops. If you’re into cats, then these shoes may be just what you’re looking for.
My quest for the ultimate sangria also hit a high with one made of cava, the sparkling Spanish wine. Sorry it was quaffed down before I could take a photo. I also had a real, proper tapas meal, although we ended up having to get a hamburger for my picky eater. The deep fried artichoke hearts, mushroom medley, and fall-of-the-bone lamb chops were amazing.
Unfortunately, Barcelona also marked the time to say goodbye to Spain and we hopped aboard a ferry (the cheap version of a Mediterranean cruise) and sailed off to our next destination. See you back here next week when I’ll be touring The Eternal City.
Until next time!
A former world wanderer, Alexia writes contemporary romance stories that reflect her love of exotic destinations and diverse characters and cultures. She currently lives near Vancouver, Canada with her husband and four children and dreams of a world without housework. As a flight risk mom, romance is her escape and she can often be found with her nose in a book, pretending she’s somewhere else. Check out her website at http://alexia-adams.com and sign up for her monthly newsletter to discover your next escape.
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