CosmoCaixa – It’s Like The Others, But Maybe More Fun

The name CosmoCaixa intrigued before I knew what it was, maybe by as much as this blog post does to you!

When you’re in need of a place to go with your child that will keep them occupied and not require much work of you, go there.

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Taking it all in

What is cosmocaixa?

A Science museum!

CosmoCaixa spiral rampFrom my own experience of science museums in different countries, they are always a great place to go. You press lots of buttons, take photos, see crazy inventions and unique mechanisms.

There’s such a diverse mix of things to see that it helps to encompass all types of people.

So when it comes to children, it’s perfect! They get to experiment, learn and play.

 

How is COSMOCAIXA?

It’s huge, and I’m sure when Riley and I visited it, we missed things. The missing things is how they get you to come back again!

When it comes to the basics of a science museum, this place ticks the boxes of what I’d personally look for: buttons, wheels and cogs, optical illusions and wildlife. But then they threw an little (HUGE) extra thing into the works….

A RAINFOREST!

You don’t just get all the standards, but you also get an aquarium/rainforest experience; climate and all.

 

How to get there

There’s always a few ways to get anywhere but personally I always find easiest to just go by train. So, we went by train. We headed to Av. Tibidabo and then walked up the mammoth hill to be greeted by another hill and a bridge (top picture). So just be prepared if you decide to not take a taxi, bus or tram up to the top. All in all, worth it though and can’t go wrong with a bit of exercise.

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View from Av.Tibidabo on the L7 Line

Platja de Castelldefels

A four hour getaway near to home

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Watching a window watcher

The other day I headed a bit further afield via the wonderful train system and stepped off the platform at the one and only Castelldefells.

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Fortunately, I managed to pick a sunny day to go out exploring a beach area, except the walk from the train station to Platja de Castelldefels got a little warm.

If you have a scooter, bike or any other means of transport, I’d recommend using it in this case (or walk slow!)

Once at the beach, I just walked around a little bit, took in the sun, watched people play, saw dogs run, and took shots.

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Platja de Castelldefels – Tranquillity at its best

It’s great to explore the area you’re in, but sometimes you just need to go out further and see something different. Castelldefels is only about 20 minutes on the train and yet feels like a whole new place, despite still being classified as Barcelona.

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Another planet

Even though there’s good chunks of beach near where I’m living, experiencing the same concept elsewhere helps to bring a renewed sense of energy.

It’s like a four hour holiday because you break entirely from your current life’s location.

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The path ahead

Switching Sites

Squarespace was originally my choice for website creation and it was pretty easy to use, there’s a lot of customisation options and I don’t have any complaints. The thing is that I’ve been working on trying to make things simpler, but I found myself adding new pages, constantly changing themes and still been unhappy with the result. I was on the verge of deleting everything, going back to the start and really asking myself what I was trying to do, and then my renewal notice came….

The price of everything had been increased.

So I investigated and discovered that due to a deactivation of my account for a couple of weeks last year (because my card details had changed), I was no longer on my original, much cheaper, plan.

I accept responsibility for my lack of awareness over my finances (I think I’m much better now) but this event helped me to decide to delete my account and start afresh on WordPress.

All life is an experiment, the more experiments you make the better – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’ve only just started figuring out how to use all this but the idea is to simplify my content to three headings, that will most likely overlap one another!

  • Photography – It’s my primary passion, I love taking photos and will share here what I used to create a photo, how I’ve learnt to do things and ideas for projects, etc.
  • Travel – It’s a passion that joins in very well with the primary! Here I’ll share photos and details of my explorations as I attempt to see more of this world, whether it be more of a single city or the next 100 countries I travel to.
  • Lifestyle – My thoughts, wondering, everything else I can’t claim to be primarily photography or travel.

 

So what’s your thoughts on website hosts?

Do you prefer Squarespace or WordPress?