In the last Barcelona post, I have shown you what important and well-known spots to visit in Barcelona – something you can find on many other websites as well. Now I’d like to give you twenty inspirational and less serious tips about what cities have to offer apart from touristy spots – as seen in Barcelona. Take them half seriously and let me know in the comments what “adult” things you sometimes would like to do and what you have done already. Cheers, your Natalia.
#1 Count the local flags
And do this from the first minute on. Perfectly easy in Barcelona, as Catalan flags are everywhere.
#2 Visit a market just locals know about
#3 Take creepy portraits of people in the market
#4 Compare the tomato prices to the markets back home
#5 Let somebody explain you the smoothie choices
#6 Observe daily street life.
And if you know the local language, ask people what they are doing. Or just try using English, hand, feet and facial expressions instead.
#7 Notice contrasts
#8 Embrace symmetry
#9 Eat some not local food
#10 Find the most pigeon-populated spot and count them all
#11 Find a local bakery and try something new
Here are some Buñuelo.
#12 Go to a famous spot to take pictures of tourists
#13 Notice the suburb architecture
#14 Find the Obama spot
Or other places randomly named after famous people.
#15 Don’t buy regional fruits in order to forever remember how you didn’t try them
#16 Notice how beautiful the streets are
#17 Look up
And be ready to find interesting details of daily life.
#18 Relax and watch the nature
#19 Stare at somebody opposite of you
Start a conversation, if you are advanced.
#20 Create tons of airplane pictures to make your friends at home envious
I would love to hear from you now: Are those things you do whenever in a new city? Or even in your home town? What are activities you LOVE doing when you travel?