Thursday, May 30, 2013

Barcelona, Spain

From Rome, Ivan and I split off from Maria and Jose and headed for Barcelona. We stayed three nights, the 23rd, 24th, and 25th.

My first cup of Starbucks on vacation! They were hard to come by and I really missed soy milk, so I was very happy to have my soy chai!
Instead of taking the metro the first day, we just walked and walked. I think at the end of the day we totaled over 15 miles of walking. Here is a picture (below) of Sagrada Familia. Later that day we decided to go out for dinner and on the way back we got lost and continued a very very long walk back to the hotel. Looking back, it was one of the most fun experiences we had on vacation, although at the time being lost in an unknown city in the dark was just a tad scary. 
We visited Park Guell which was such an amazing experience, we even climbed a mountain. The pics below that show the entire city were taken from the top.
"Top Of the Mountain!"
Walking down from the top of the mountain...
We were lucky to find this local bar after leaving Park Guell-  good beer and a good ambiance.