Well, that’s what I call it. It doesn’t mean that there are any actual sights (a.k.a tourist attractions) involved. It’s more sort of just walking around, more or less aimlessly, stopping for lunch or coffee when you get tired of walking, and taking loads of photographs whenever you see something interesting. But I’ve been to Barcelona many times, once or twice a year for the past ten years, so I’m more interested in revisiting old favourites, anyway…
But, let’s talk about what to wear when going sightseeing. Or walking around more or less aimlessly, whatever. It’s all about comfort, of course, and it starts with the right shoes. Now, aren’t these cute?
And the bag… something small(ish), but big enough to hold the camera. And it has to be a crossbody, at least in Barcelona.
Giving advice is the last thing I would ever want to do, but this is where I make an exception: if you ever travel to Barcelona, don’t even consider taking a bag that doesn’t wrap around your body one way or or another. There are pickpockets, and bag snatchers. No, let me rephrase that: Barcelona is like a top-league university for pickpockets and bag snatchers… So, better safe than sorry.
That being said, I’ve never been worried about my personal safety in Barcelona, and consider it quite a safe holiday destination.
But, back to the outfit… so, we’ve got the shoes and the bag sorted, The rest depends on the weather, really. I like to keep things simple: jeans and a t-shirt always works, and I add a cardigan in case it gets cooler. But most of the time I just wrapped the cardigan around my shoulders, to protect my skin from burning (yes, I was wearing sun screen, most of the time) because I forgot to bring my sun umbrella…
jeans: Opus / t-shirt: Garcia Jeans / cardigan: Soyaconcept / shoes: Minna Parikka /
bag: Kate Spade / sunglasses: Dolce and Gabbana / belt: Hobbs
location: Port Vell, Barcelona
What do you wear sightseeing?
PS: Have you seen the latest Dilettante Artist post? It’s my ‘artistic’ view of Barcelona, of course…
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