Hello from Barcelona!
Trip Start Aug 24, 2009
126Trip End Mar 28, 2010
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Sorry it's been a little while since my last entry but I’ve been a busy travelling girl! We have been go-go-go since leaving Paris but that’s a good thing! I can’t deny that my legs aren’t exhausted from all the walking we have been doing but I feel great and I think we are both relaxed and excited for whatever comes next!
We left Paris on Tuesday, September 8th. Mononcle was kind enough to drive us to the airport and it was just a hop, skip and a jump to Barcelona! We arrived at our hostel (HelloBCN) at 2am so we crawled into our bunks (I got the top, yay) and went to sleep! The first 2 nights we had different roommates that came and went at night and in the morning. Now we have 2 awesome roommates who we have fortunately quickly become friends with
Well now its time to talk about Barcelona, Spain! What an enjoyable city! The weather has been perfect since we arrived! 29degrees everyday and hardly a cloud in the sky! Its not very humid here so it doesn’t feel overwhelming and the sun isn’t insanely strong so no burnt skin yet! The city is beautiful and has a wonderful mix of old buildings and architecture with modern day city life! This is defiantly a tourist city and is buzzing with people from all over the world! The main street, La Ramblas, is always packed with people and has many restaurants, souvenir shops and street performers! Definitely have to be careful about our bags though…we have heard many pick pocket stories from all the travelers that we have met!! The food here is on the more expensive side but its yummy and you gotta eat! Chris had a Paella which I think he enjoyed a lot! Drinks in the restaurants are crazy expensive (5 euros for a coke!!) but drinks in bars are really good deals!
We partook in a pubcrawl on Thursday night which was a great way to meet some of the people who are staying in our hostel
The Beach! Oh the beach….its so nice waking up in the morning and walking the 30 minute walk along the marinas towards the long beautiful beaches! They are constantly full but there’s always a place to fit your towel
We also went to the Picasso museum today. Beautiful walk to get there and then some beautiful artwork. I wish I could have taken pictures (I took a few before they told me to stop, oops) It was really interesting to see his art evolving. Im not a huge art fanatic but I appreciated his work, especially the later years when he painted with a lot of color and texture. It wasn’t a long exhibit but its always nice to get in a little culture after lounging around on the beach!
Tomorrow we are hoping to catch a handball game at the sports stadium
Well that’s Barcelona so far! We will be getting our van next Tuesday and I am excited to see it and get started travelling! Can’t wait for more adventures to come!
Love you all!