As part of our transition year we have the option of attended a foreign trip. This years trip was to Barcelona. This trip was definitely one of the most memorable parts of my TY year.
Before the trip we had to make sure we had passports, European health insurance cards and we had to pack our bags. We left on April 30th from the New Hall at 12:00AM. We arrived at Dublin airport around 3:00AM, many people slept on the bus. Once we arrived, we were given our boarding passes. After that, we made our through security. We got on the plane around 6:00am and arrived in Barcelona around 9:30am. When we arrived, we got a bus to Barcelona and had a full day of sight seeing, everyone was exhausted but we all still enjoyed seeing some amazing parts of Barcelona such as La Sagrada Familia Exterior, the Cara Miles, The Gothic Quarter and the Cathedral. We then got some time in Barcelona to get something to eat and look around. We all met again and went to the aquarium. After the aquarium, we went to Salou to the Hotel Calypso where we would be staying.
On Monday, we went to Camp Nou Stadium. This is the largest stadium in Europe. I really enjoyed this part of the trip. We got to get lunch in Les Ramblas and at 3pm we took a cable car to the top of mountjuic. The views were beautiful here. In the evening, we went back to the hotel for our dinner. We went bowling at 7, which I found really fun.
On Tuesday, we went to Portaventura, I was very excited for this as I love to go on rollercoasters, although I’m not the biggest fan of heights. This was definitely the best day in Spain.
Wednesday was our final day, we went to Salou in the morning to walk around the streets before we got a bus to the port at midday and went shopping. At 4pm, we went on a boat trip. We went to the airport for our flight which was at 8pm. We arrived back at Dublin airport at 11pm, we were all exhausted. We arrived back in Ballyshannon at 2am.
Overall I thought this trip was amazing, it was such a memorable experience and I am so glad I went on it. I would really recommend for people to go on these trips as you have a lot of fun.