A Travellerspoint blog

Lanzarote

Out of the three Canary Island we visited, this was our least favorite. Could have been the weather, extremely windy, but it just wasn’t anything special. The beaches we saw were not that nice but, that could be partly due to the low tide.

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Posted by joannereyes 12:40 Archived in Spain Comments (0)

Barcelona

Wow! Ding, ding, ding, I think we have an addition to our all-time top five favorite cities. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Barcelona, the food is delicious and there are bakeries on every corner (make that every corner and then some) are unbelievably good. The metro system is easy to navigate and very clean. The beaches are beautiful with miles of walking paths and plenty of entertainment. A lot of tourists here and the main La Rambla can get rather crowded, but it is also a lot of fun sitting at one of the many cafes where you can drink sangria and people watch with fascination. Our dollar doesn’t go as far in this city, but at least you get what you pay for, everything was worth the price we paid.

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Posted by joannereyes 11:57 Archived in Spain Comments (0)

Lisbon

If I were to describe Lisbon in one word, it would be animated - no, colorful - no, loud - no, fun - oh, who am I kidding, there is no way to describe Lisbon in one word because Lisbon is so diverse and it’s the diversity that makes this place special. Sitting by a water fountain at night enjoying ice cream and people watching is as good as it gets. You would see teenagers hanging out on the streets singing, yelling, causing all types of shenanigans. These kids were just having fun, enjoying their youth, loving life. While the kids are hanging out on street corners, the adults are dancing in the streets - drinking, having fun, loving life too. Like I said, everyone has fun in Lisbon.

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Posted by joannereyes 11:41 Archived in Portugal Comments (0)

Riga

First impression, too many fast food chains for an “Old Town”. We were still surrounded with cobblestone streets and pathways, but the mixture of modern and old didn’t blend well and took away from the charm. This is the first place that we actually enjoyed the newer part of town better than the historical city. The river and the parks were part of the newer part of town which made for lovely walks. I once said we could handle the cold. Well, I was wrong. Does the phrase bone-chilling cold me anything? Because that’s what we felt. We have no idea how our friends and family in cold weather states handle this type of weather. It aches to go outside when your face is frozen and your feet feel numb. I mean, it's not even winter yet! We are such wimps, no other way to say it.

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Posted by joannereyes 11:34 Archived in Latvia Comments (0)

Tallinn

The town itself was charming with so many alleyways you could easily find yourself going in circles. But it’s all fun because we are on vacation and it’s not like we have to be anywhere. The bar scene is mighty in this town. Regrettably, our hotel room was above a couple of bars that stayed open until 6:00 am and because you can’t smoke inside, the party ends up on the street. You know it’s going to be loud when the hotel provides their guest with earplugs​.

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Posted by joannereyes 11:27 Archived in Estonia Comments (0)

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