We started our day as every day should start, drinking Sangria, eating Spanish Omelettes and people watching. After breakfast, we headed to the Sagrada Familia, the art museum, Placa de Catalunya, and of course shopping. The weather was great so we just wandered around the city.
For dinner, we ate at McDonald’s. I know, I know, but I had to try the McMexican and order a McCervaza (beer)!
Exhausted we forced ourselves out into the street that night expecting to have one quick drink. The bartender at Tapas Tapas and a nice woman from Dallas convinced us to give the Barcelona nightlife a try. One quick drink turned into forcing ourselves to head in at almost 6am in order to catch our flight.
We started at Shoko and ended up at Opium. Between the two, we felt like we had travelled the world with all the people we met. North American, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa. Add in the guy on the subway with the Australian accent and we had the whole world covered.
One that really stuck withe me was a conversation we were having about birthdays. A guy from the Caribbean asked me my zodiac sign. When I turned to ask the guy from Gambia when his birthday was, he replied with “I don’t have one”. It was simple reminder that we often take things for granted. Of course we made today his birthday and celebrated with our new friends from Brazil and England.
On the taxi rode home, we were able to see some of the sights from the Gothic section of the city.