Me Encanta Barcelona

Day 3 of Barcelona was yet again, perfect weather. It’s been 65+ degrees and sunny every single day! Brooke, Lorelei and I woke up and met up with Lexi and her two friends at La Boqueria on La Rambla and we all took the metro to Parc Guell. Parc Guell is the park that was commissioned by this rich man and designed by Gaudi. It’s a little bit of a hike to get up there since its up on a mountain, but it’s so worth it.

It was so fantastic. I felt like it was a fantasy world. There were cactus and flowers and other foliage everywhere, and obviously palm trees. The paths were windy and twisty and had bizarre stone architectural structures. Then there is this mosaic tile bench that borders the perimeter of the plaza at Parc Guell with an amazing view of Barcelona. We took tons of photos up there and then explored the paths.

It was so funny, I ran into people that we met on the bus to Interlaken at one point in Parc Guell. Small world. Speaking of small world, everywhere we went, I bumped into people I knew. So then we went back down, hopped on a metro and went to this restaurant by the beach to get paella an sangria. It was yummy! We got fish paella and squid ink paella which was black and made our mouths black.

After the late lunch, we took a walk along the beach and then made our way back home. Brooke and Christine wanted gelato so we stopped so they could get some. I tried a taste of theirs and it was shameful compared to Italian gelato. It’s not even worth getting gelato, pizza, or pasta anywhere but Italy. We came home, rested for a little and then got dressed to go out.

We went to Pippernint and then Duvet. Abe, the Senegalian promoter in Florence was at Duvet. Too funny. It was really fun! Saw tons of my friends from school there.

Then we came back home, went to sleep, and now it’s morning time and time to leave for the airport! I’ll have to post photos when I get back to Florence. But I have to say that I absolutely LOVE Barcelona. This is definitely a place where I want I come back. It’s so beautiful, modern, and they speak Spanish (to some degree…because they speak Catalan here actually)!

Had to walk up lots of stairs to get up to Parc Guell

Had to walk up lots of stairs to get up to Parc Guell

At Parc Guell!

At Parc Guell!

This view!

This view!

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Lots of cacti

Lots of cacti

View over the stone wall

View over the stone wall

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Lexi, Brooke, Lorelei, Laura Kelly, and I standing on stones

Lexi, Brooke, Lorelei, Laura Kelly, and I standing on stones

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Crazy Gaudi architecture

Group shot

Group shot

Me and Lexi

Me and Lexi

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Street performers

Street performers

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Paella for lunch

Paella for lunch

The beach!

The beach!

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