TOP PLACES SEE IF YOU ONLY HAVE 1 DAY IN BARCELONA | Sweet Southern Blue

Sometimes, when you travel, you only have a short period of time to be in one place.  The last time I was in Barcelona, I only had one day to explore.  This means I never slowed down but I did get to see a lot considering the amount of time I was there. I will […]

Barcelona, Spain | Sweet Southern Blue

On March 5th, we arrived in Barcelona, Spain.  I wanted to go to Spain when I was taking Spanish in high school but I haven’t given much thought about it since then and that was back in the 80’s.  Barcelona was beautiful and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed exploring Barcelona.  You can […]

MONTSERRAT ~ Spain & Sagrada Familia | Sweet Southern Blue

The major work of renowned architect, Gaudi, the Sagrada Familia (Church of the Sacred Family) is a magnificent and unique architectural structure, prompting many critics to pronounce it the only church like it in the world. You can check out the all of the photos of Montserrat and Sagrada Familia on my travel blog Southern […]

Valencia, Spain – Sweet Southern Blue

  Every morning, I jumped out of bed and ran to the balcony of our room to see if I could get a glimpse of our next port.  It was like Christmas morning, every morning! As we pulled into port and I ran back and forth to the balcony with camera in hand while trying […]

Gothic Quarters in Barcelona, Spain | Sweet Southern Blue

When my daughter and I were planning this trip and I saw Barcelona, Spain on the cruise port list, I thought it would be a nice place to visit but I have to admit that  it wasn’t on my bucket list of places to see.  Let me just go on record as saying “put Barcelona […]

Gothic Quarters in Barcelona, Spain | Sweet Southern Blue

When my daughter and I were planning this trip and I saw Barcelona, Spain on the cruise port list, I thought it would be a nice place to visit but I have to admit that  it wasn’t on my bucket list of places to see.  Let me just go on record as saying “put Barcelona […]

Plaça de Catalunya ~ Barcelona, Spain | Sweet Southern Blue

Plaça de Catalunya.  Placa de Catalunya is a large square in central  Barcelona, Spain  that is generally considered to be both its city center and the place where the old city and new meet.   It is  known for its fountains and statues, its proximity to some of Barcelona’s most popular attractions, and for the flocks of pigeons that gather in the […]

Sagunto, Spain – Sweet Southern Blue

We decided to take an excursion though the ship and chose the Sagunto and St. Joseph Caves.  It consisted of a visit to the village of Sagunto settled in the 5th  century BC and a relaxing boat ride through a subterranean river. I was surprised at how much agriculture there was around the Valencia area. […]

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