What an amazing weekend in Lagos! A few of my close friends here booked this trip through Discover Excursions months in advance so we couldn’t wait for it to finally come! We flew into Sevilla where we met the directors from Discover and we took 2 coach buses to Lagos! The bus ride was so fun and the trip was filled with tons of fellow Americans abroad. In fact, I bumped into a fellow Rider student on the trip! What a small world!
After settling in our apartment styled hotel rooms, we all walked down to the beach, Praia Dona Ana, where we spent the afternoon soaking up the sun and playing football. I’ve never seen a beach like this before!
After that, we then had dinner at Nah Nah Bah, one of the top 50 best burger joints in the world!! I got the Toucan Burger and it was so good!
On Saturday, we went on a Sangria sailboat cruise and went on to an even smaller boat to sail through the grottos (as seen on my previous post), which are these amazing cliffs in the water. I felt like I’ve only seen things like this only on the internet! It was beautiful to see it with my own eyes!
We then went all the way to Cape St. Vincent to watch the “end of the world” sunset. It’s called that because it is the most southwestern part of Europe, where the Romans considered it a magical place where the sunset was much larger than anywhere else. They believed the sun sank here hissing into the ocean, marking the edge of their world.
Later on that night, my friends and I went out to eat with a few of the directors at a local Portuguese restaurant. I had “Asinha” steak which includes ham, mushroom sauce, and a fried egg over steak with a side of fries and rice. It was my absolute favorite!
After dinner, we all headed out to one of the bars where we met up with the rest of the people in the program. We were able to hang out at the beach and check out the city center all day long the next day before packing up and heading back to Sevilla.
This trip to Lagos has been my most favorite weekend trip all semester. I was with my closest friends, made some awesome new friends, ate good food and saw everything that the city has to offer. Lagos has exceeded my expectations and I really hope I can return in the future!!
Time is seriously flying by! It seems like it was just yesterday when I was about to embark on this journey. We are all realizing that time is running out and there are so many things that we want to accomplish before we head back out to the United States.
My housemate and I have made a “BCN Bucketlist” with a list of many things we have yet accomplished and want to achieve before time runs out, including trying out a bunch of food spots, renting out bikes for the day, watching the sunset at Parc Güell, and so much more. There is still so much to see in this beautiful city.I love everything about Barcelona and I’m glad I’ve gotten the opportunity to live in the best city in the world.
I’ve met the most amazing people and made some great friends here that I know will be my friends for life. We’re all experiencing the same things together - being in a different country, indulging in a new culture, and most importantly, having some sort of anxiety of returning back to the states. We all are trying our best not to count down the days until we fly home, yet at the same time we’re all excited to reunite with our loved ones.
With that being said, I’m going to try my best not to think about how the time is running out and instead take advantage of everything that Barcelona has to offer!!
Things to look forward to:
- Huge Barça match this week, can’t wait to watch!
- Weekend trip to Lagos, Portugal
- Month 3 Recap video sometime this week!