Thursday, November 8, 2012

Barcelona

Apologies for the lack of posting.  Now that we're more settled in after the move AND we have internet, I can start posting again. Hooray! Now onto the vacation recaps!

The first city we visited was Barcelona.  I found Barcelona to be a beautiful city (especially so for those that appreciate architecture).  I'm not an architecture buff and even I enjoyed it!  The first night there hubby and I decided to take a stroll down La Rambla and the surrounding area after dinner. What I love most about Barcelona is that you can just walk to wherever you need to go and not have to rely on public transportation.  We found the one of the Gaudi buildings called Casa Batllo.  It's so detailed that you can stand there and stare at it forever.  Here's a picture of it :


The next day we got up early and went to La Sagrada Familia to see what all the fuss was about and now I totally understand.  No picture can really do it justice.  But here it is anyway:
I read that there are a lot of pick pockets there.   So we decided to go earlier hoping that they wouldn't be up and about yet.  Not sure if that logic made sense or not but we didn't run into any!


Now, I'm a total foodie so here are some pictures of food (feel free to skip these if they don't interest you).

We had the BEST paella in Barcelona (duh.)  I could eat this whoooole thing by myself. Okay maybe not by I'd totally try.
 Here's a gofre (waffle) that I had on La Rambla. I know it's a total tourist trap but who cares... it smelled so good I couldn't resist!  Please excuse the graininess of the photo.
And finally, some churros con chocolate:

That pretty much sums up the Barcelona leg of the trip...  Lots of eating and walking around!  Looking back, I wish we were there for more than 3 days but that just gives me a reason to return on a future trip!

I'll leave you with a quick outfit of the day on the hotel balcony.
 

23 comments:

  1. Amazing city and nice pics:)

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  2. Wow! I have never been to Spain and the architecture is certainly magnificent and the food looks amazing! I hope to see more photos and maybe even some thoughts on Spanish wine??

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  3. Oh.. That's my hometown!! You've got a great blog here!! I'm loving it :) Would you like to follow each other?

    xx Olivia

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  4. Oh lovely <3

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  5. Barcelona looks fantastic!

    -josephina
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  6. i studied abroad in cordoba but never got the opportunity to go to barcelona. it looks absolutely gorgeous!
    xoamy
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  7. Hi cutie pie! Barcelona looks awesome. Thank you for sharing such awesome pictures!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr/

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  8. Glad the move went well - and thanks for sharing your pics! I had churros for the first time a few weeks ago, so delish! Granted they were Costco (!) ones, so I bet the real deal with the hot chocolate must be drool-worthy!

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  9. So glad that you had an amazing time! Barcelona is one of my favorite cities ever!! Love all of Gaudi's amazing architecture!
    :)
    Allison
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  10. your trip looks amazing! love the pics!

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  11. WOW, thanks for sharing these pictures! Those two iconic architectures are two of the places that I always (and still!) hope to visit and see in person one day! That paella and churros con chocolate look SO yummy! I'm glad that you have such a nice trip and that you're all settle with your moving! Welcome back!

    Jenny
    www.jensoutfitjournal.com

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  12. I've always wanted to go to Barcelona!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  13. gorgeous photos! Barcelona is definitely on my must-visit list!

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  14. Dear, lovely pics!
    Thanks for your comment!
    Sure we can follow eachother.
    Is gfc and blogloving ok?
    Get back to me and follow if you are in :)

    milna89.blogspot.com

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  15. Nice blog:) would you like to follow each other? let me know!

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  16. I absolutely LOVED the Gaudi building!!! I was so amazed! And paella! soooo good :)

    Hope you had a lovely trip!! I totally miss Barcelona after looking at your photos!

    xoxo

    <3 Y from theferrytale

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  17. nice blog,maybe we can follow each other when you like?:)

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  18. I'd love to go to Barcelona and sample all the food!!! Lovely trip :)

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  19. Love your pictures my dear !
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  20. omgosh get out! we were in barcelona in november too!! we might have been there around the same time!! heart these photos! you look so pretty & happy :)

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