9/6/2018 6 Comments
Barcelona has stolen my heart! A few years back I studied abroad in Paris and had the chance to visit Barcelona, however it was only for a few days. This time around, Kris and I spent 8 days in this beautiful city! I think I loved Barcelona for multiple reasons: We finally got a chance to wossah/nap for a whole day, it was the first time I enjoyed food since leaving the US, and the city was so beautiful.
Our 8 Days in Barcelona
Day 1: We flew in super late & a certain someone didn't realize we needed an airbnb for that night since technically it was the next day (2am). Long story short we snuck into our airbnb that night and slept on the couch until it was time to check in. Check in was at 3pm -_-.
Day 2: We pretty much stayed in and slept all day. We have been on the move so much so it was much needed to take a day to relax. We left the apartment once, to get the best paella we have ever had at Clot 79. We ended up coming back to this place before we left!
HIGHLIGHT: The paella (obvi)
Day 3: We became tourists again on day 3. We went to La Boqueria, Las Ramblas, and Arc de Triumph. La Boqueria is basically an outdoor market with everything from fresh spices to sliced watermelon. It was pretty cool but very packed! Las Ramblas is a neighborhood filled with shopping and food, it's kinda crowded but the view is amazing in the evening.
HIGHLIGHT: Day 3 was one of my favorites because we ended the night with a bottle of wine while sitting on the balcony. It was so nice to just be still and enjoy the view / each others company
Day 4: We finally did a little exercising!!! It's been so hard being away from our favorite workouts but we did a pretty cool hike at Bunkers del Carmel, which gave us a panoramic view of Barcelona. After the hike we WALKED to La Sagrada Familia - wheww chile, lots of walking in Barca. La Sagrada Familia is as beautiful as they say!! They are hoping to finish this magnificent church in 2026 to coincide with the 100 year centenary of the architecht Antoni Gaudi's death in 1926.
HIGHLIGHT: Lol we took Salsa Dancing lessons. It was sooo fun/funny. Kris likes to think he has rythmn and yeah maybe in a shimmying contest but salsa requires a tad more... We tried our best to keep up with our instructor (who taught the class in spanish) and overall it was such a great experience. I'd like to say I am lowkey a pro now.
Day 5: BEACH DAY!! You would think we would have spent more time on the beach but after Portugal we realized beaches are messy ASF - but to our surprise Barcelona's was much better! We met up with my friend Darbe who was in town for a day at Montgat beach. We attempted to Paddleboard but it was way too windy. I have cuts all over my knees bc my ass still tried to do it despite the wind (I mean we payed for it so I WAS GON AT LEAST TRY). Later that might we went to pregame at a Mexican spot, Carabela Cafe. Allegedly the food is amazing buttttt we found a much better spot (see Day 7).
HIGHLIGHT: Meeting up with Darbe was so fun. It was really nice to see a familiar face and share stories on our travels! We tried to go to Otto Kutz club after dinner, which we waited around for since it didn't open until midnight. Unfortunately, the hip hop club was closed but the process to get there was hilarious and a scene out of one of the Scary Movies. lol
Day 6: I planned Day 6 *pops collar*. We started the day at the cutest brunch spot, Brunch and Cake. I would def recommend this spot for a healthy snack and cute vibes. We headed back to the W after brunch to whine down and check out their rooftop bar. They have an amazing view of the beach + pretty affordable drinks. We attempted to go to the Magic Fountain of Montjuic but the show has a tight schedule so we had to come back later in the week. If you're heading to Barca def check out their schedule because the show is magical!
HIGHLIGHT: I reallyyyy wanted to hit up The Harlem Jazz Club but it was closed.. I was pretty annoyed but we ended up at Crepes al Born! This bar was hella cool and had a lit (literally) rum drink called "Zombie". They played american music from 2005, which was an added bonus.
Day 7: We found a pretty cheap cooking class through "AIRBNB experience". The class taught us how to make Paella, Sangria, and Creme Brulee! We met a few cool people from Toronto who made the class a lot more fun and interactive!
HIGHLIGHT: WE FOUND THE CLOSET THING TO CHIPOTLE, GONAZALEZ AND CO! Wow, this was lowkey better than chipotle, no one has died from it. 10/10 5 STARS!!
Day 8: We pulled up BisonWeb to get student tickets to the Picasso Museum. It was so surreal to be around his work. We even were able to sneak a few unauthorized pics! I would suggest buying your ticket online for the best deals. They offer free entry on Thursdays (first come first serve basis.)
HIGHLIGHT: Convincing Kris to go with me to AquaBliss was hilarious. It isn't as bad as it looks, it tickles for about 3 mins and then feels like a vibration. I think the hardest part is watching the fish attack your feet because it looks so weird.
9/10/2018 01:26:27 pm
Another great location
9/11/2018 11:33:26 am
9/11/2018 04:38:35 am
This sounds like a wonderful place to visit,. I am so excited about what your guys are doing. Love you
9/11/2018 11:34:14 am
Yes, it’s been our favorite place so far! We can’t wIt to go back! See you soon hopefully!
9/11/2018 12:08:40 pm
Clearly bored at work and catching up on all the posts I've missed. OMGGGG,,,so much FOMO right now!! Brunch and Cake is deffff the spot!! Ugh, wish I could go back but living through y'all!!
9/11/2018 01:20:38 pm
Yeah the smoothies at brunch and cake were hella good. Can’t wait to go back solely for that lol
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