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I traveled to Ecuador with my two best friends one summer. I had never left the country before and when I was invited to go, I couldn’t conjure up a reason to decline. I had no idea what to expect. I didn’t speak Spanish nor did I know anything about travel but my friends did so I put my faith in their hands.
One of the best things about living in a tiny country like Israel is how easy it is to escape from one part of it to a drastically different part of it. And by this, I don’t mean leaving the city for the suburbs (as was often what I did in New York), but leaving Tel Aviv for the desert.
Once upon a time, I was a travel idiot. About fifteen years ago, on my first couple of trips to Europe, I researched virtually nothing in advance. I was lucky enough to show up at the right hotel and have the right currency in my wallet.
It was my last year of college and with an open J-term coming up, I was determined to take advantage of the month long break and travel abroad. I just wasn’t sure where. Coincidentally, two of my good friends were planning a trip to Ethiopia to visit friends and relatives.
Having been to (and lived in) a number of amazing cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, Paris and London, I still swear that Barcelona is one of the most fantastic places in the world. It’s the perfect mashup of Spanish history, Catalonian lifestyle, European glamour, beachside ease and dynamic culture