"The train will arrive at 4am??"
"The price of the ticket is WHAT??"
Lets just say that things always look easier in our heads, but like always, life likes to be a bitch and screw with your plans.
So ever since I created this blog, I've been trying to book a summer trip to Spain, and of course everything has been going wrong...I'll explain:
First I thought I would go to Seville - Córdoba - Granada but it was a mess, nothing was right and the transports to get there from Lisbon sounded ridiculously expensive to go to a place that's not that far from where I live. And then, to really ruin my Seville plans, A SPIDER PLAGUE! Reading this news made me realize the Universe was against me going to Seville and so I turned to another place in Spain - because I wanted to go, still do, and I was not going to let a spider plague stop me!
Next possible stop: Madrid! Yes, I discovered that there was a train promotion (a Huge one!) that would take me to Madrid for only 23€! This got me excited again and I even had THE TALK with my loved ones saying I was travelling solo during the summer. Started researching on Madrid and decided that if I went I had to make a small tour to Toledo and Avila. I was all ready to go, after checking dates, hostels, means of transport and all necessary and then I went to the train office to know how to get the train discount: "Well, the system is down until 15th June, so no one can book the train until then". Again, the universe laughing at my face.
Poisonous Spider Plague and now the system is down for the next 2 months! Now if this isn't bad luck, I don't really know what it is!
So after being totally sad, and even having one of my closest friends responding to this with "You always have a million plans, but you never really go anywhere". This made me mad! And I mean MAD! Because in part it was true. But this time it was totally not my fault and it wasn't fare!
So I went researching again and I found a not that cheap flight to Barcelona with Vueling. The problem with this was the fact that I was avoiding planes because I hate them and they make me REALLY nervous and make me cry for the longest time. And as the paranoid I am, I went to check Vueling reviews and discovered there have been lots of problems with this company's flights as they even had an engine on fire! Now that was not going to work for me!
Out of curiosity I went to check TAP prices and ended up finding a flight with hold luggage included for a similar price as Vueling. I wanted to take it!
Then of course I was called "SELFISH" for wanting to travel while my parents are lacking money, and I wasn't sure what to do.
Now I'm confused and not sure what to do. I really want to travel again, and I've decided that I'm going to Badajoz, Seville and Córdoba - found a way to go and I'm hopping the spider plague will be over by then - but Barcelona is on my mind and I can't seem to shake-off the feeling I need to go there and I believe it would be a preparation for a trip I've been looking and figuring out if it is even possible, because it would mean a crazy leap of faith on myself and stepping foot in a lot of European countries.
The trip to Barcelona with 4 nights - plus another night in Girona - would cost me around 200€ total. (and this is because the flight is 80€!)
Do you think I should go? Or save this for a bigger trip next year?