I needed a change in transportation so I took a train from Madrid to Barcelona. It was a journey definitely worth taking, with being able to see more of Spain. I took a similar trip from Lisboa to Porto and it was beautiful. I booked first class on Renfe and arrived in Barcelona during day light.
The journey was smooth and just what I needed from the constant walking through cities. I got to see the beautiful mountains, to desert like views and greenery that was captivating. The first class on Renfe provided food and drinks which were much better than airplane food. I arrived in Barcelona around 3pm, a preferred time to arrive in any city. I took the underground to get as close as I can to my hostel.
I arrived at El Clot-Arago station and walked a good 15 minutes to get to Urbany Hostel BCN Go. My hostel was booked through Hostels World. Its a lovely hostel with alot of character to it. I booked an all girls room, and received a view of the main road, and really funky lights to make the room even more relaxing. It was a blessing arriving at this hotels because I got to meet Jiana, who is a beauty inside and out. She was kind enough to invite me on her night out 🙂
We got dressed up for 8pm and was hunting for some food in Barcelona. We came across a lovely restaurant Volta Al Mon , it had a unique menu taking us around the world with different dishes. The food was tasty with lots of flavors, the staff were helpful and kind and the pricing was reasonable. After a good dinner, Jiana introduced me to some lovely people from Barcelona at a gathering before we headed to Razzmatazz to see a Tokimonsta.
The day of traveling first class to Barcelona and night of dancing with Jiana was just a few reasons why I love traveling . When on solo adventures like these, the people I meet tend to make me happy I never planned a day.