The nave of La Sagrada Familia.  The tall columns are modeled after trees.

The nave of La Sagrada Familia, a massive cathedral designed by Antonio Gaudi.

Four awesome things in Barcelona:

1.) Tickets

Tickets is a tapas restaurant owned and run by the Adria brothers (of El Bulli fame).  It’s considered one of the toughest places in the world to get a table…as in nearly impossible.  The only method is a rushed online booking, exactly 3 months beforehand, when a limited number of seats are made available.  But since we’re drifting across Europe at whatever speed our momentum takes us, planning that far ahead wasn’t an option. Continue reading

Mandy’s Guide to Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest in Munich was one of my favorite experiences thus far.  However, there is much more to it than just showing up and drinking beer.  Here’s what I learned along the way:

1. Get there early if you want a spot in one of the tents Continue reading