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Recent Events in Barcelona

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Yesterday as I was researching new things to do in Barcelona this time around, I learned of the tragic events that took place in the Las Ramblas street. I was on this very street two years ago and will be again in ten days.

I will never understand how one person can choose to so easily take other human lives. I absolutely love this city and it’s such a shame that this event might stop people from traveling here in the future. A couple of people told me that I shouldn’t go no my trip anymore because of these attacks. One one hand, I understand this sentiment – they are saying this out of love and for your safety. On the other hand, I don’t understand why we should give in to fear and stop living our lives. This is exactly what these terrorists want. These events can happen anywhere in the world at any time. Staying out of Spain won’t protect me. It will keep me from enjoying the beauty of this country – the Gaudi architecture, beaches, music, people, and the food. And I’m not willing to give that up for something that might happen.

My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives. And wishing a speedy recovery to those that were injured <3

What are your thoughts on this topic? Would you let these events keep you from doing things you enjoy?


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  1. An emotional topic for most. I’m not sure if I would allow it to interfere with my plans or not! I know that we cannot let fear dictate our lives. That alone, is mere self destruction and could cause one to become depressed =( . Now that would be a true bummer. I’ve always wondered what Barcelona would be like to visit. I KNOW it’s beautiful. I have some pics of it that I look at occasionally. I’m a real architecture fan. Anyway, thanks for sharing your thoughts on the Barcelona trip. Wishing you the very best with whatever you decide to do. =)

  2. Andrea

    I was in Las Ramblas myself several years and I remember it being such a vivacious and good-natured place. How tragic…

    But you’re right, we shouldn’t stop living our lives.

    Im 2006, I moved to Bali Indonesia, just a few months after the bombings there. I refused to give in to fear and I agree with you 100% – the risk of terrorism wouldn’t stop me from appreciating and visiting a particular place.

    Thoughts and prayers to all…

  3. Brandon

    I agree with you, 100%. Taking someones life is so sad and inhumane. You shouldn’t let other people stop you from going to places you love. Although they might only be looking out for you, it is still your life and you should live it how you want to. And you are so correct, these attacks can happen anywhere. It’s just about being in the wrong place at the wrong time, that is it. This is an eye-opening post so thanks a lot.

  4. So sad! 🙁 In the past three years I’ve been to Spain twice, but haven’t had the opportunity to visit Barcelona! And how I regret it! Everybody I know, that has gone there, say it’s so beautiful! Wish you the best on your trip and please write a post about it!

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