So the days of slaving over miserable essays are behind me... at least for now. However, in the midst of my Gorbachev-communism-Poland-Franco nightmare I found myself on the easyJet website, and having seen the cracking deals that they had going, I managed to book myself a little trip away to escape it all before I knew it. Although Amsterdam looked extremely enticing, I decided that I might as well use my time away to further my language skills and started looking at places to visit in Spain. Having already visited the major attractions; Madrid, Barcelona and Seville, and wanting to go somewhere new, I eventually settled on Valencia. As you're reading this I'll either be on my way or already in España being all tourist-y. As none of my family or friends could come along, I'm doing this trip solo, which I'm actually really excited about. Not that I don't like company, but much like shopping, I like going out to explore on my own because you can ultimately do what you want, visit what you want to visit, and make up your own rules. I also think it's a really important growth experience for a person to travel alone - although I haven't travelled completely on my own before, my year abroad gave me a similar experience, so I'm looking forward to my solo adventure back in my beloved España. I'll be back on Thursday, so it's hardly a long trip, but I'm excited to get all snap-happy and just get a way for a few days. I'll be doing a post when I'm back on my travel blog - The Travel Diary of a Third Culture Kid - but when that's live I'll link in on this blog as well. 

I hope you all enjoy the week ahead and stay safe. Hasta pronto!

Besos,
Isobel

22 comments

  1. Disfruta de tu viaje Isobel! Un beso :)

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  2. How wonderful! I hope you have a lovely time, there's nothing quite like getting away from study with a sunny holiday!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  3. Oh wow I am so impressed you are going alone I would absolutely love to have the courage to do this, I am sure you will have an amazing time xxx

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  4. hope you have fun. I would actually love to travel by myself
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  5. So jealous! Wish I was getting on a plane sometime soon x

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  6. I'm so jealous! I'd love to just book a trip by myself, I will do soon!

    Emma x
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  7. Hope you have/are having an amazing time! From what I've heard, Valencia sounds lovely!

    Lizzy from Nomad Notebook

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  8. I hope you are having an amazing time! I've never been to Valencia and I'm from Barcelona, shame on me! I am looking forward to your post with lots of photos :)

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  9. Really hope you are enjoying your stay! Valencia is a very beautiful city with a lot of old buildings and places to explore.


    I'm also happy to see that I'm not the only one that absolutely prefers shopping alone. I like to take my time and hate having the feeling that someone is waiting for me and I should therefore rush.


    Por cierto, si quieres practicar español, ¡aquí estoy! Aunque viviendo en Irlanda, con un alemán con el que me comunico en inglés, y trabajando en una empresa multilingüe, a veces hablo más "spanglish" que español de verdad, jajaja.

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  10. Charlotte GreenhalghJanuary 20, 2015 at 8:07 PM

    I hope you are having a lovely time in Valencia :) I can't wait to go on my hols now :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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  11. Diviertete mucho! x

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  12. Thanks Tessa, I had such a lovely time and it was so nice to escape for a few days! x

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  13. It was great Jessica thanks! I'm actually going to do a post about travelling alone soon because so many people have asked me about it! Let me know if you have any questions :) x

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  14. You definitely should - it's a great experience! x

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  15. Thanks Lizzy - it was beautiful! x

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  16. Thanks Irene - I love Barcelona - I wish I could live there!! Haha don't worry about it I'm half Scottish and I've never been to Scotland!! x

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  17. Thanks! Where are you thinking of going? x

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