Dad’s birthday is today and I promised I would call him in the evening. I made Rhys some breakfast and watched some MTV so that we could call dad at about 12:00pm – 7:00pm their time. It was nice to hear from them. Don’t like being so far away though, especially on birthdays. Hope you had a good birthday dad! and I am on the hunt for the mustard!
After speaking to my folks we headed to the main beach in Barcelona, near Barcelonetta train station. It was definitely an experience! It was packed with people everywhere you looked! Even finding a spot to put your stuff was a challenge! Seeing this beach made me realise how lucky we are in WA! Our beaches are pristine! This beach was not … the sand looked more like dirt it was so brown and the water was a muggy green/brown colour… there were cigarette butts everywhere you looked, in the water all over the sand, wasn’t so nice! Sun baking was hillarious! There were people walking up and down the beach selling things. There were loads of them! You could buy almost anything. So while you are in a serene calm place lying in the sun all you can hear is “COLA, FANTA, CERVEZA, AGUA” “MOHITO, DORITO, BURRITO” “MASSSAAGGGEEE” haha so funny!
You could buy dresses, sunglasses, drinks, temporary tattoos, get your hair braided, buy fresh coconut, hot food… anything! It was really cool! But not very relaxing.
After being harassed for a while we decided to go grab some lunch. We went to a really nice looking restaurant on the marina, that we thought had to be good because the prices were up there, but we are always willing to pay good money for good food. We didnt really get good food ahaha but we had food in our bellies and that was the main thing.
After we headed home for a shower and I fell asleep reading my book, Rhys dragged me out of bed for one last night out in Barcelona. I was pretty tired and couldn’t be bothered, but headed along to “la rambla” again, I decided we should follow some dodgy alleyways along because thats where the good food hides. We were being asked if we wanted weed by a few dodgy characters along the way so we started to lose hope of finding good tapas until we saw a really old building with giant doors and a tapas menu at the front we decided to walk in and saw that there was a beautiful garden inside and amazing music coming from where the restaurant was. It was really busy and there were people waiting out the front to get in, so we decided this was the place to be. We didnt have to wait long and we got a seat. The menu was fantastic!
Beef carpaccio, melon y jamon, chorizo, gaspacho, patatas bravas… we decided to skip the carpaccio because we have had so much of it lately but we got the other dishes I listed. Wow wow wow! Fantastic meal! The wine was amazing! The vibe was even better! The band that came out was so great we bought the cd just to remind us how great the night was. We were dancing in our seats while eating this amazing food and we couldn’t have asked for a better end to our stay in Spain…
I loved Spain! Every minute of it! It’s a beautiful country and the people are beautiful too! We area headed back to France tomorrow … which sucks I could have stayed longer in Spain, and to think we almost weren’t going to come here … You all must visit Spain!
Erin im jealous. it looks like you are having a fantastic time and i wish i was in Barcelona! england is really rainy today, hi August!
great post. really enjoyed reading it
Thanks for checking out my blog! Barcelona was really nice! But wait till you see my post on Nice, the beaches were amazing there! Will post that later today 🙂 Had a look at your blog, looks like you love your travelling! 🙂 Hope you get through that bucket list… pretty impressive!
I am missing you so much! I literally won’t shut up about “my friend Erin in Europe”, which incidentally is a very good way to get people to buy cameras haha! To make matters worse, PNAU’s new album has just come out and I have one part of one of their songs stuck in my head which goes: “You’ve lost your lover and you miss your best friend”…haha so lame! The best friend part is the part that relates, Aaron is and I are still very happy penguins.
I can’t believe how beautiful Spain was. The photos you got look amazing! It also looks very warm there, which is a far cry from our constant storm warnings we have going on over here. You are going to come back so tanned! I loved the penguin and the little girl story you posted about. It made me very happy to hear about a personal “Lost and Found” story. I wish penguins would follow me where ever I went. One day…
Work has been intense. Looking forward to having Nathan back in a week in a bit. We have a couple of new people starting and a couple of people leaving. Perth city has undergone it’s refit and looks completely different now. It’s insane. I think the boys really missed you too, because there was a lot of organising and moving and it all needed a bit of lady logic! Deb is in Europe at the moment too. Last I heard she was in Paris, so look out for her haha!
Well doll, I look forward to reading about more of your adventures and seeing more of your beautiful photos. Take care and send Rhys a big hug from Aaron and I both. We’re looking forward to a dinner out with you guys when you get back, for a catch up and travel talk. I am so ridiculously in love with Aaron…=)
I miss you heaps. Please take care.
Glad you liked the penguin story! It was so cute to watch … I was really sad for the penguin when the little girl left, he kept playing in the water to get her attention! I wanted to steal the penguin and bring him home for you… but caring for a Penguin in this heat would be difficult! haha
I’m looking forward to seeing Perth JB now, but I hope it hasn’t taken away its original charm, because it was definitely a different store to everywhere else!
Deb has a blog now too, which is cool so I am going to keep checking hers out! Her flights here sounded amazing, bit of a contrast to our economy trip haha
I miss you K hope work isn’t too full on at the moment and that you are getting some Krystle time! Really looking forward to dinner with you and Aaron when I get back! I miss that kid too … yes Moss I miss ya man! 🙂
I better go we are about to try our first italian pasta in Milan … woo! New blogs will be up soon! Wait till you see my Nice post, the beaches were beautiful … shame we never got to swim, long story … you will read soon! haha
Be good! Chat soon!