Travel Diary: EPT Barcelona

Laura Cornelius

When we touched down in Barcelona, I was well and truly ready to get away from the rain in the UK, so to feel the warm breeze across my face as the plane doors opened was just what I needed. As I drove in the taxi to the hotel, night was falling and it was clear to see this city was a vibrant, alive place to be. We headed straight to Plaza Catalunya to breathe in the intoxicating atmosphere, experience Las Ramblas where all different street performances were taking place from day to night, and to eat some of the fantastic Spanish food everybody loves. We decided it best to take an early night since our first day shooting was set to be extremely busy. We had to get around four different places in the city to shoot our welcome video, including Las Ramblas (again), Gaudi's famous church La Sagrada Familia, the Barceloneta Beach and the Casino, which luckily wasn't too far from the beach. Our day was hot and sticky but filled with many delights.