With that being said, there were a lot of things that I learned while in Barcelona and the other parts of Europe that I was lucky enough to visit. I'll share some of them with you in hopes that you can learn a little bit too :)
- If you want to get off the metro, always press the green button on the door. Don't stand there staring at it. The train will drive off, you will miss your stop and you will be laughed at. (Whoops! :))
- You can never eat too much gelato. Never.
- No matter what language they speak, every kid loves a hug.
- When you travel, you find out a lot about the city you're in, cultures and traditions but also you learn a lot about yourself.
- Don't ask a Parisian if they speak English in English. Just don't.
- But ALWAYS ask for the English menu or you might end up with raw beef!
- The Mona Lisa is actually very small. Slightly disappointing.
- The pasta really is better in Italy. And the pizza. And the cheese. And the wine. And the gelato.
- A friendship becomes stronger when you travel together.
- Knowing more than one language can be so beneficial to your life. I truly wish I knew more than just English.
- On that note, it must be incredibly hard for people who come to America that don't know English.
- Regardless of languages, hearts are the same. Everyone smiles, kisses, hugs and laughs in the same language. Bonds that you make abroad are bonds that you will have forever.
- I have left part of my heart in Barcelona with a very special family.
That ends my Barcelona blog. It's been great and I can't wait to return to this amazing city. I've got the travel bug and it's not going away anytime soon! I want to see as much of this world as I can. So until next time, adios!