Thursday, May 21, 2015

Last Dinner In Europe

Twas the last evening of our honeycation (honeymoon + vacation)... Such a bittersweet night filled with an overwhelming amount of happy emotions. After the Montjuic e-bike tour, we came back to our Airbnb, showered and then went in search of food and beer to celebrate our time in Barcelona. 

It wasn't long before we found ourselves at Jaunita Lala which we decided to dine at for superficial reasons = We were attracted to their wonderfully lit outdoor seating area. Luckily, their menu matched the exterior decorations in taste.

^^ My debonair date. <3
^^ Our order was simple. We got nachos...
 ^^ Empanadas
 ^^  Grilled Corn On A Stick & Beer.

Meal devoured, we toasted to the end of a wonderful trip. 2 weeks spent traveling fast in Europe, exploring France, Amsterdam and Barcelona for the 1st time ever as husband and wife = We were exhausted to the point of complete satisfaction... Kind of like that feeling after you've had amazing sex and you want to go for round two but you're too tired to continue so instead you fall asleep which is a-ok because you know you'll do it again once both parties have recouped. Yea, I said it. Traveling is alot like sex. Anyways, moving along...

Following dinner, we walked back through the winding alleys to our apartment, snapping photos along the way. Hand in hand, we made our way up the steps to our room where we packed up our bags and where I eventually cried myself to sleep because I didn't want to leave only to wake up the next morning and begin our journey back to the U.S. 

^^ Sealed The Night w/ A Kiss 

And that's that, my friends... Our last night in Barcelona and ultimately, Europe! It's taken me almost a year after the fact to get to today's post so for those of you who have been reading this blog for a while, thank you so much for bearing with me and my turtle pace!!! I've come to the realization that I, Setarra Kennedy, am a slow blogger. And that's ok because to me, blogging is a marathon, not a race and I'm here for the long run. :)

There are a few more posts from Europe that I'll be sharing later on this summer but the ones I've completed so far were the main bulk of what I wanted to get out of the way first. With that said, I can't wait to get you caught up with everything that's been going on these past couple of weeks and share more content about D.C./Northern VA life!

P.S. In case you missed previous posts about our time in Europe: You can read about our travels in France here, Amsterdam here and Barcelona here.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Airbnb | Where We Stayed In Amsterdam & Barcelona

Whenever Charles and I talk about our past & future travels with friends and family, many of them ask, "Where did (or will) you stay?" For the past year, our answer has been = "Airbnb" which is usually followed up by the question, "What is Airbnb?" Here's my one sentence summary: A super cool online marketplace where you can rent unique accommodations from local hosts in the city/country you're looking to visit.

Our trip to Europe last summer marked the first time we had ever used Airbnb and we were blown away by our experience with them in Amsterdam and Barcelona. As such, I thought it might be nice to share with you our accommodations in case anyone was planning a trip to either country.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Fat Tire Bike Tours - Montjuic E-Bike Tour of Barcelona

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Seeing as we had such a fun time exploring Amsterdam by bike, Charles and I knew we had to explore Barcelona in the same way! It's a great way to cover more distance while exploring a city without exerting as much energy one would if traveling by foot. 

A quick search on the internet brought us to Fat Tire Bike Tours where we booked the Montjuic E-Bike Tour. E stands for electric as in an electric bike with a motor attached to assist with getting around the super hilly city. I would never have been able to ride up the steep inclines without the help of my bike's motor providing a little boost with each pedal push.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

A Mother's Day Surprise

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This past Friday, Charles and I traveled to Chicago to surprise my Mommy Ma for Mother's Day annnnd we brought Charles's mom, Nellie, with us too! :) The plan went a little something like this = My brother, Kris, (our partner in crime) invited my mom to have lunch with him on Friday and Charles, Nellie,  and I were to arrive in time to join them. Sounds simple, right? Wrong.
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