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Casa Guell had a very ominous and dark look to it, with lots of wrought iron and concrete on its main fašade. The focal point of the house was the first floor where the family spent most of their time and this was highlighted by huge floor to ceiling windows and incredibly detailed balconies. In fact this entire section of the house actually jutted out by almost two feet compared to the rest of the home so that it was immediately the first thing your eyes ...
... wonder this area is called the fruit bowl of Europe. Off the highway we went into Peniscola, a picturesque beach town with high rise apartments and all the trappings of a beach holiday. The one exception was a castle. Yes, here was the castle used in the movie of El Cid and we climbed the walls for a beautiful scene of the beach. This castle is also famous as the home of Pope Benedict XIII (that's 13th) who exiled himself but still maintained he was the legal Pope back in 1417. ...
... were delicious and the sangria was even better! My new favorite drink. The poor girl we were with got her entire purse stolen from the back of her chair and I saw for the first time what everyone has been warning me about (pickpocketing and thieves). We were all supposed to go out for drinks after but we didn't which was understandable; I wouldn't want to go if it had happened to me! My first July Fourth out of the country and one of the best if you ask ...
... moved quickly. I was so happy that we packed light (although next time determined to pack lighter to make the 8 kg weight (mass) limit!)... So many people getting off the boat had so much damn huge luggage! It was comical watching them try to cram it in these little Barcelona taxis! We had a pretty smooth check in at the airport, although the gate agent wanted proof of our return flight back to the US, which I for some odd reason I did not have printed out! But ...
... back to the Renaissance, we ordered a pitcher and watched the bartender create this masterpiece. Here's what he added:
- Sugar and a bit of 7 up or simple syrup
- A long pour of Bombay Sapphire Gin
- A long pour of Contreau
- A long pour of Brandy. They use Cognac
- A glass of orange and pineapple juice mixed
- Cut up apples, limes, oranges, lemons, a few blueberries, and a cut up plum
- Fill ...