it was around lunchtime when we arrived at the airport in barcelona last thursday, the sun was shining and it was warm – what a good start. but just when we left our hotel after check-in, it started raining cats and dogs. so we hurried up to meet my aunt and uncle who were already waiting for us at the amazing mercat de santa caterina – but we got soaking wet anyways (mainly because i was certain that rain in spain couldn´t last longer than 5 minutes and persuaded the others that we didn´t need an umbrella at all…that didn´t go very well!). and since the weather really wasn´t nice at all, we spent the entire first afternoon at a lovely tapas bar inside the market hall, tasting through the different kinds of tapas, cavas and wines, watching all the people around us buying fresh fish, meat and vegetables. here are some impressions of the mercat de santa caterina:
however, i am a huge fan of short city trips and somehow i travel the most during fall. i´ve always been that kind of girl that packs way too much stuff for way too little time. 10 pair of shoes, 3 bags, 5 blazers, 15 tees, 2 dresses and of course 3 different jackets – because one can never know what happens while being away.
to avoid heavy luggage and strained nerves i recommend having a look at my packing list and avoiding the mistakes that i made before!
also, a good tip is to really sort of plan your outfits for every single day and not just throw everything that you see into your suitcase. i´m aware that this is still a long list, but with these basic things you should be fully equipped and able to create some fancy but practical outfits!
p.s.: i´ll tell you where i am pretty soon!
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