In Spain we stayed in an apartment in a beach town called Ampolla. Ampolla is about a 2 hour drive from Barcelona. We had a relaxing week there and I enjoyed speaking a little Spanish, tanning at the beach and eating Paella and Calamari and drinking Sangria. (Although my sis ordered a Mojito and that tasted better than my Sangria..?) Spain is honestly one of my favourite places to be. I dream of having my own apartment there by the beach I can visit during the summer on day!
On a sadder note, one day my sister and I took the train to Barcelona and we had an incredible day there. That city felt a lot like Sydney to me, because of the city and beach feels. I fell in love. This sound all good, but when we were there my bag was stolen with my phone, camera, glasses, books and a ton of other stuff in it. It sucked a lot at the time. Especially because it finished our beautiful day with a disaster. Two underaged girls in a foreign city whose stuff just got stolen. But we got back home safely and I had a Barcelona experience I would never forget haha! Trust me it sucked a lot that my stuff was stolen. No camera = no youtube videos. But I know that with this experience I have learnt a lot. I think God was teaching me a lesson by letting my bag get stolen. I was wasting a lot of my time on my phone on social media. The way I used social media was becoming more and more shallow and I never wanted to be like that. There is this verse that says: ”And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
This verse is so comforting in a sense that no matter what we are going through, God has his hand over it all and is watching us go through this journey of life till we can live with him one day. Now that I don’t have a good phone and camera I have realised how important it is to live in the moment by taking life in with my own eyes and giving to others what I can and just being present. It is so sad how addicted we are to our screens and the Barcelona experience helped me see that. So tip for you, next time you go to Barcelona, keep care of your stuff and if you know you are wasting your time and life on social media, don't keep an eye on your things and trust me a pick pocket will steal it!