Day 2: ate at a Japanese restaurant today for lunch. Why you might ask? Because every other restaurant here serves lunch at 2! And if you know me, you know I would not survive until 2.
After lunch I headed out to Barcelona’s busy streets filled with tourists locals and alleyways with the most amazing hidden gems. I didnt have an itinerary planned, my only plan was to just roam around the streets with my fingers ready to snap pictures, and roaming was what I did.
I ended up in one parc de la ciutadella which was just beautiful. Plan and simple. The park was bustling with kids playing tag, cute old italian men playing baci, dogs enjoying the open space with their owners, and everyone else enjoying the scenic paths and lush gardens that the park has to offer.
I went on to pursue my unplanned plan and headed towards the sagrada familia. The infamous work by mr. Antonio Gaudi. Amazing details in the craftsmanship of this cathedral. I was beyond stunned. After being overwhelmed by gaudis work in progress (still) I ended up in la ravel and gothic area where there are shops after shops after bars after bars after restaurants after restaurants. It reminded me very much of Prague. Where tourists go for quick churros and espresso or looking for that right souvenir. Everything is right within vicinity.
Purchases of the day. Way too much food and tea for my early mornings. I am currently at this travel bar where they welcome travelers like myself. Main reason was because my phone was at 13% battery life which will not last throughout the rest of the night. But I’m actually glad I did. Everyone here is laid back, down to earth and can speak English! Helped me with any questions I had and made me less nervous about this trip and the fact I know as much Spanish as an animal does.
Great start to this three week experience.