Making friends around the world
One of the nicest perks from my (short) blogging journey, has been the fact that I got to meet amazing people, from pretty much everywhere around the world.
Last week, I went to Girona in Spain for the first time, and the reason why I went (besides the obvious, i.e. TBEX, a conference for travel bloggers) was to catch up and finally meet face to face some of the fab travel bloggers whose work I have been enjoying during the last year.
Girona, located in Catalonia, Spain, is a small but cosmopolitan city, which really surprised me. We were hosted by the Costa Brava tourist board, who really pulled all the stops for us. We saw bits of what this lovely part of the world offers, but one thing is clear: I will need to go back, possibly next year, and really explore this region. If this conference was supposed to be a teaser, it totally worked!
I am not going to lie – the best bit of going to this conference was because I knew my girls, aka Leah and Lola were going to be there. Sadly, we don’t have lots of photos together, as we had to catch up, a lot. We hadn’t seen in each other since our little trip to California in June.
Leah and I are catching up in Miami soon, and we promise we will take lots of pictures!!
One of the moments I was really looking forward to? Meeting the legendary Will Peach, aka my guilty pleasure. The creator of a travel blogging empire, and some who really has my respect, he certainly didn’t disappoint in real life.
I also really enjoyed meeting the fab Becky and Graham, from GlobalGrassHopper, one of my favourite travel websites. They had just gotten back from California and we were sharing tales of that place, which as you know, I absolutely adore.
Lastly, but certainly not the least, it was lovely to finally meet the lovely Diana from Browsing Rome. We bonded over shoes over the last couple of months - is there another way?
To be fair, I met dozens of fab people this weekend, but sadly I don’t have pictures with everyone. If you have some, please send me and I will include them in this post.
Like all good things, this weekend in Girona came to an end. I was really looking forward to a whole day in Barcelona (again!), before heading back to England. Girona is an hour’s drive from Barcelona and also accessible by train.
An amazing weekend, in a great location, with fab people and where I learned a lot. A winner, as Mr. O would say.
Gracias, TBEX and Costa Brava. Mrs. O shall be back!