Matt & I blast off for our much anticipated trip to Barcelona, Spain next month. As usual our styles of “preparing” for the trip differ. I am the ultimate planner and research maps, routes, tours, museums and the city in general thoroughly. While I don’t always have a strict itinerary, I do like to see popular crowded sights at the best possible time to avoid those crowds. I like to know what I am doing. Matt on the other hand can strap on his Keens and head out the door without a second thought. This usually leads to interesting discussions about personal needs.
So I have my favorite pop up style map, an eyewitness travel book just for Barcelona and a cool 50 walks through Barcelona flashcard type system. So far, I know where our hotel is located along with my known destinations – the Gaudi buildings and sites, the aquarium. Matt suggested a pocket language/phrase guide to keep me out of trouble. Donde esta el bano? …. seems to be the most important one to me. I am not too worried since Barcelona is a tourist town.
The purpose of our trip is for Matt’s work. As a solidworks blogger, he is considered part of the press and will be working 3 days while I get in some quality architectural touring time. We are stretching out the trip to include some down time for Matt before and after his work as well.
As I am collecting helpful travel tips please feel free to chime in. Matt and I will be posting more in the days ahead. ~K