Sunday, 29 April 2012

In the air


Future – 24 hours later, Sunday 29th of May, 7pm 
I’m sitting on an airplane to Barcelona as you are reading this. This is my very first flight and I’m scared, hoping that it will all go smoothly.

Present – Saturday evening
I’m sitting on the sofa in my in-laws living room and quietly tapping on my computer, writing this post and making plans for our trip at the same time. I’m excited and nervous, happy and scared.
I try not to think about the flight and I struggle not to panic needlessly. I prefer to daydream about exploring streets of Barri Gòtic and watching beautiful old buildings. I daydream about a long walk through Parc Güell, admiring architectural masterpieces of Antonio Gaudí, and a visit to el Museu Picasso de Barcelona. I daydream about smelling and buying exotic spices in Mercat de la Boqueria and sitting in una cafetería, slowly sipping coffee and watching the locals.

Past – lunchtime, Sunday 22nd of April
I’m sitting in a restaurant, having a lovely lunch with Mr Starlights parents.
“We were thinking,“ says my father-in-law. ”Do you have anything planned for next weeks holidays?“
His question draws our attention and we answer simultaneously. “No.“
“Would you rather go to Iceland or Barcelona?“

Future – 24 hours later, Sunday 29th of May, 7pm 
Obviously, we were ecstatic and didn’t know what to say at that moment. I am a city girl and I love exploring unknown cities so I preferred the latter but I didn’t say no to Iceland.
Circumstances ruled in favour of the capital of Catalonia and now here I am, sitting on a plane headed to Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts).


Photo taken from here.

7 comments:

  1. I would love to go there. Have a great time :)

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  2. I need to go visit Europe sometime.

    But in the mean time, have fun.

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  3. I hope to see Barcelona someday. Have a wonderful and safe journey.

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  4. I don't get this. "I try not to think about the flight and I struggle not to panic needlessly. I prefer to daydream about exploring streets of Barri Gòtic and watching beautiful old buildings." Could you please enlighten me on this? I keep following all your posts hope you can regularly post more. I get very useful information here. Thanks for having this.


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  5. Loved the way you went back and forward with this post. I also like to daydream mostly when I am on a long trip....lol I also love old building...........

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  6. I liked the way you played with time in this piece, neat idea.
    Have a good trip!

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