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Weekend getaway: Barcelona

In October 2018, we decided to do a short weekend break in one the most visited cities of Spain and the Catalonia region: Barcelona. Barcelona is the second biggest city in the country, only behind the capital Madrid, and is home to over 6 Million people. The city is located next to the Mediterranean Sea and has a rich history. This blog I will tell you more about how we spend two nights in Barcelona, visiting several hotspots with the hop-on hop-off bus and shows you how to survive a rainy day! And some tips of activities we could not do, because of not timely purchasing tickets ;-).

Arriving: day 1

After a short drive to Brussels airport from our hometown Aachen, we flew to Barcelona El Prat airport. This international airport is located outside the city, but has quite a good access thanks to public transport. Do not bother do cop an aerobus ticket which costs € 5,90, but simply spend € 4,40 on the M2 train which takes you right to the city. After that, it is € 2,20 per single trip per person. Or, if you stay longer, you purchase a ticket for 24- or 48 hours of unlimited travel (See actual prices HERE). We arrived quite late, around 16:30 PM, and had to walk quite a walk (around 10 minutes) from Terminal 2 to the Metro station. Be prepared that it is quite a walk!

Around 18:00 PM we finally reached our hotel, which I choose for two options: the wife wanted to visit the Manolo Blahnik shop for her wedding shoes and it was on walking distance to Sagrada Familia! After a quick freshen up we went to La Rambla, which is a 1200 meters long street with cozy bars in the boulevard. It is a former river bedding transformed into one of the tourist hot spots, as you can see below. More tourists then anything else ;-).

After that, my better half had the idea of attending something that was on her bucket list: visit a Flamenco dance show!

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La Tomatina: Food Fight Guideline

Thinking of a cool summer trip? Think no further and visit La Tomatina, the biggest food fight of the world! This blog will give you some insights on the festival and describe the way I experienced it in the summer of 2017. There are a lot of pros and cons regarding this traditional festivity, but I will not mingle onto that topic. Let me take you on a journey to describe how it feels to smell like tomatoes for a week! Be sure to check this one off your bucket list!

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2017 Recap: Uncensored Travels top 5 visits

2018, a new year equals new adventures and new plans for traveling to neat destinations throughout the world! I am not really a calendar looking guy, but it is cool to reflect on all the awesome places me and Sam visited in 2017. Which are the top 5 hotspots we enjoyed the most? Check it out below! In 2017 we visited 12 countries in total. From a bad ass trip through western Europe to the great walls of China. These 5 hotspots are our favorites and tips for you to visit in 2018 (in no particular order)! Spoiler picture 🙂 :

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