I’ve been trying desperately to stay off of social media this week. Each time I’ve signed in, I’ve been bombarded by photos of bloggers I know sharing beautiful European street scenes, savoring jamon iberico de bellota and drinking glasses of cava in smoky bars. The 2012 travel blogging conference, TBEX Europe begins today in the Catalan region capital of Girona, Spain.
Kevin and I went to Girona a few years ago after visiting Barcelona. We spent a night there after booking a RyanAir flight from GRO to Granada. It was a beautiful small Catalan city with AMAZING sunsets (see above). It was easy to get around, only a quick train ride from Barcelona. It was inexpensive and seemingly only visited by domestic tourists. It was the one place we went in Spain that wasn’t crawling with English-speaking tourists. Girona was our “good find” that we’ve always recommended to friends planning travel to Barcelona.
We were excited to find out that Girona and the Costa Brava were chosen as the destination for this Fall’s TBEX conference, but we were jealous that we couldn’t go. I go back and forth between being excited to read updates about our friends’ Catalan adventures and wanting to eschew social media altogether.
To read more about this event, follow the #TBEX hashtag on Twitter through the weekend.
Foto Friday is a series where I go back through my archives to share photos that I love either because I think they are beautiful or they have an interesting story. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Even though we live almost three thousand miles apart… and can no longer get vegetarian vietnamese food together at the “lady with funny eyes” restaurant, reading your blog makes me feel like I’m hanging out with you all over again… hurry up and write the next post!
Cassie Kifer says
Hehe, I miss you Vee! I’m on it, new post coming soon! I don’t know how people blog while they are traveling, I’m still just trying to catch up with things after coming home! And next time you’re out here were going back there, even if you won’t eat the tasty fake meat 🙂
Escapist Adventurer says
Very interesting city that many forget about… it’s right there in front of our eyes. Great architecture, history. Yet, many still remain “stuck with Barcelona” (which is one of my favorites, by the way!).
I also think for budget travelers it’s cheaper to fly in and out of Girona Airport. Flights tend to cost less than to El Prat near Barcelona…
Cassie Kifer says
Hehe, I love Barcelona too, but I am excited we decided to fly out of Girona and check out this charming city. You are right about the flights being cheaper!