Barcelona is one of my favorite cities in the world and a place that I keep returning to. Daniel and I kicked off the international portion of our vagabonding adventure with a weekend in Barcelona so that we’d be in familiar surroundings while we recovered from jet lag. We had initially planned to be here for three full days, but thanks to our unplanned bonus day in New Jersey, we only got to be here for two.
And recover from jet lag we did. I’ve always had a particularly hard time with jet lag and tend to get sick whenever I travel across the pond thanks to my compromised immune system. I’m now travelling with a fancy high potency probiotic which has to stay refrigerated (now that’s a fun logistical challenge!) and so far it seems to be working. I’ve had no illnesses and no flare-ups of my autoimmune disease so far.
But my two days in Barcelona were rough. I was really tired during the day and wide awake at night. I wandered around the city in a daze to keep from falling asleep and my digestive system was out of sorts. I was unable to get excited about the magical things and places that Daniel kept pointing out to me. Lack of sleep turns me into a grump monster.
So that’s about all I have to say about Barcelona, this time. Here are a few pictures.
Weekend in Barcelona: In Photos
Where are we now?
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Dates Visited: Monday, October 14 – Tuesday, October 15
Vagabonding Journey Status: Days 14-15
Love the “faces of good food”! I loved food and the people in Barcelona too! Jetlagged and trying to function stinks! It was smart to spend a few days on the east coast before going over. We are definitely sympathetic when it comes to finding creative ways to keep your medication cool. I ultimately found ice packs that are used to wrap around large joints that have thermal covers to keep our insulin in when we travel. Having an extra instant ice pack, the ones that you have to twist to mix the chemicals, was always a good backup. Can’t wait to hear your next adventure! We are off to go see everyone in spangle tomorrow morning. Very excited to see the family!
Yes I have been using an ice pack and an insulated “lunch bag” to keep my medication cool while traveling from place to place. I’m bummed I won’t be there in Spangle for grandma’s birthday. Say “hi” to everyone for me 😀♥️♥️