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One of my favorite activities Mango had planned for us during day 2 was filled with water, small waves, maintaing good balance and tons of fun! We went (standup) paddle board surfing in Barceloneta and being that it was my first time, I was terrified. For one, I hardly know how to swim and two, I’m afraid of being in the ocean. Although I was excited to try something new, I was especially nervous to step out of my comfort zone but I knew I would regret it if I didn’t try it.

Once we stepped into our wet suits, I knew there was no turning back. We had such a fun crew teaching us the basics that I instantly fell confident and comfortable! The beautiful weather and calm waves made it easy to paddle board in. There were three steps into paddle boarding; One being you lay down and paddle with your arms (I did great here!), Two, you get on your knees and maintain your body straight + sturdy while paddling with  your paddle left and right and Third, standing up! This was so hard for me; my legs were shaky and I couldn’t find my balance that eventually I ended up falling. I fell unexpectedly,  and hit a rock on my toes and it was the most painful feeling ever. Two of my toes were badly injured and within a few hours they were so bruised, that I could hardly walk!

I wouldn’t change anything about this experience though, I’m so thankful for the opportunity to try something so new to me especially in a beautiful city like Barcelona!

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The girls and I in our wetsuits before heading out to paddle board. (I’m wearing Mango swimsuit and Carrera shades)

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My first dip into the water!

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After surfing, we changed into our clothes and hung out by the beach as we waiting to head to lunch!

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My essentials: Raen shades ( absolutely becoming my favorite sunnies lately) and my go-to traveling clutch I take with me on every trip!

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We’re all standing up! This was so hard to do; definitely a good workout!

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Since I injured my toes, I couldn’t wear close toe shoes so these havaiana’s came in handy!

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Thank you Mike & Gabby for taking my photos!

Photography by: Cup of Couple

[do action="rstyle-post-links"]Sweater: Mango
Shorts: Quiksilver
Necklace: Mango
Sunglasses: Raen
Clutch: Clare Vivier
Flip flops: Havaiana[/do]

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