Goodbye Madrid, Hello Barcelona!

After staying in Madrid for 3 days, we headed to our next destination, Barcelona. The train ride was surprisingly easy, convenient and fast. When we reached Barcelona, honestly speaking it's not what I've expected. It's a great city but you know how you saw pictures on the Internet and it came out to be something different? This was how I felt. I might have let my imagination go wild on this one. I still had a great time though. 

Apparently Madrid seems to me much safer than Barcelona. All the taxi drivers, the hotel staff, the waiters, etc etc kept remaining us to be careful of our belonging and make sure to put our handbags in front of us. It seems scary at first but then as long as you are careful about your surrounding, it shouldn't be a problem.

Stayed in SOHO Hotel during our visit in Barcelona. I highly recommend this hotel if you are visiting Barcelona. I give a 4.5 out of 5 stars to this hotel. Firstly, it's a very affordable hotel. Secondly, the rooms are even better than the pictures shown in their website. It didn't lie like the hotel I stayed in Madrid. I've totally black-listed that hotel and I will never go back again. Angry....

Anyway, SOHO Hotel have the best staff I tell you. Our rooms wasn't ready when we reached and since we were earlier ourselves, we didn't blame them but the staff there actually upgraded one of our rooms as they felt bad letting us wait at the lounge area. Very friendly staffs. They even went through the Barcelona map with us patiently and recommended us to some amazing restaurants, cafes and the hottest place in Barcelona. That service for the price we pay, AWESOME!! Not to mention how fab is the rooms. 

SOHO Hotel Barcelona is located at Gran Via and it's really close to most the shopping areas and attractions. How great and the moment you step out of the hotel, there's supermarket, cafes and restaurants. How convenient is that. This is definitely the hotel you want to stay if you are all about affordable and convenience. Thumb up!!

Checked out the Barcelona Pavilion, Magic Fountain of Montjuic and Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, which are all located at the same area. Fabulous fabulous place. It's definitely a must to go if you are travelling to Barcelona. My dad is a builder and he's all about interior and architecture. The first thing he wanted to see is the Barcelona Pavilion that his architects talked about. A very modern, timeless architecture built in 1929 designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. This building is 85 years old and it simply doesn't look as old. Simply stunning. It's a place you want to sit and draw, while enjoying the fresh air and beautiful view. 

Barcelona Pavilion
Avenida Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 7, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
Opening Hours: 10am - 8pm

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