I spent a week of my holiday this year in Barcelona, Spain. While there, I visited the basilica of the Sagrada Família. The recently completed part was beautiful as the scorching sun shone through the stain-glass windows.

The continuation of my football education allowed me to witness first-hand an el clásico match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at the Camp Nou. I was also lucky enough to witness the sun set over the Pyrenees from the Montjuïc.

The food was also marvellous. Despite being my fourth visit to Barcelona, I had not yet tried any gazpacho – and I recommend it! I tried out my rusty Spanish linguistics (though of course the primary language of Barcelona and the surrounding Catalonia region is Català) and nearly asked for the pudding menu (“la carta”) instead of the bill (“la cuenta”). Nonetheless, I made it home safely without accidentally eating too much more food than I had anticipated!