I Want to Go With Oh to Barcelona!

Someone asked me a few months ago, upon learning that I am a travel blogger, to pick the top five places I'd like to visit (somewhere I haven't been to). I couldn't answer her on the spot and I didn't want to at first. You see, I later found out that I was afraid that making a list would set things in stone. In that list, I put Belize, Iceland, Morocco, Germany and Italy in no particular order and I would very much want to go to those places still. One lesson that I remember from that exercise though was that I can always make other lists or expand that list when the inspiration strikes. Today, my ultimate dream experience is a trip to Barcelona, Spain

  • I talked to a stranger once in a coffee shop in Manila and (again) I talked about my passion for travel. He turned out to be a Spanish national and he told me all about his travels all over the world. I learned about tapas and siestas in Spain. That got me interested.
  • I love learning about a language. I love speaking another language. I can speak Filipino, English, Mandarin and Fookien. Exploring Asia is so much fun and convenient because I can understand Chinese. Talking to locals and connecting with people is part of the journey. Learning basic Spanish, Korean and Cantonese are next on my list.
  • Apart from being a travel blogger, I am also a contest blogger. I have another blog called Girl Kuripot and I hunt for travel contests for Filipinos. Joining contests got me an all-expense paid trip to Japan last February and I wouldn't mind winning this again. In one of the contests that I joined and featured, I found out about Antoni Gaudi and I got a glimpse of Park Guell. I put it in my Definitely-To-Go List immediately. 
  • I was born in the Philippines and we studied the Spanish period for years in school. The Filipino culture and language definitely has Spanish influence. I'd like to see Spain for myself.

If I had the freedom to do my itinerary - any or all of these things and more...
  • Take Almost Free Spanish or Catalan Lessons
  • Visit Museums and Parks
  • Experience Ciutat Vella (The Old City)
    • La Rambla
    • Picasso Museum
    • Barrio Gotic
  • Have Tapas and Siesta
    • Make full use of my accommodations for my siestas
    • Have tapas in Bar del Convent
    • Dans le Noir? (Dine in the Dark)
  • Do DIY Walking Tours
    • Arc de Triomf
    • Walk up the Montjuic Castle
    • Spend an Afternoon in Montserrat monestary
    • Look for the Magic Fountain
    • Go to Gracia
    • Find Eixample
    • Photo walk of Raval Street Art
    • Go on a movies-shot-in-Barcelona walking tour
  • Visit European Christmas Markets for the holidays

Well, I found this opportunity to Be a Go With Oh Blogger. You can choose from Barcelona, Paris, Berlin, London, Rome, Vienna, Prague, Venice, Dublin or Florence - any of the destinations of www.GoWithOh.com. You can use this amazing 30 days worth accommodation for up to 4 of these destinations (can be for 2 people, to be used consecutively) from September to December 2012 if you win. Click here for GoWithOh Destinations. - Didn't win this time.

I found another opportunity through this DestinAsian and Lufthansa German Airlines giveaway. You can choose where you want to go in Europe. I recommend choose Lufthansa destinations from Manila like Barcelona! You can use the pair of roundtrip tickets until December 2012. Click here for the Lufthansa destinations.

Images from http://www.destinasian.com and www.tipredaktion.net

This is my third contribution to the Pinoy Travel Bloggers Blog Carnival. Barcelona is My Ultimate Dream Destination and This is My Pledge to Turn It Into a Reality. 

Robx (of The Travelling Dork) is currently compiling other Pinoy bloggers' travel wish lists this month.

My first ever contribution to the Pinoy Travel Bloggers Blog Carnival was a 3D2N and 4D3N itinerary to El Nido, Palawan. Click here for other 3D2N Suggestions for destinations all over the Philippines from Eileen (of Possibly Pinay).

My second contribution to the Pinoy Travel Bloggers Blog Carnival was an 11D10N itinerary to Seoul, KoreaGuiltless Getaways is in Reiza's (of Wander If You Must) compilation of Leap of Faith: When Traveling Changed My Life stories from Travel Bloggers all over the Philippines

Click here to know more about the Pinoy Travel Bloggers Blog Carnival and the past Blog Carnival topics and link compilation: http://langyaw.com/pinoy-travel-bloggerss-blog-carnival/