An Introduction to Barcelona
Hello, I’m back!
I’m sorry for my long absence, I just got back from Barcelona and finally have consistent and reliable Internet connection. If you follow me on facebook or instagram you might have caught a few updates from my summer getaway from this amazing city.
Get ready for Barcelona over load because we have so much to share! We have plenty of wonderful photos from outfits to grand city views and picturesque locations. We’re in the process of sorting through the thousands of photos but I couldn’t wait to get started in this series.
First up, Day 1 in Barcelona.
Our adventure began as soon as our plane landed. Priority number one, find our way to the city and our “Barcelona home” for the next week. Truthfully, we didn’t come as prepared as we should have, we only had 20 euros cash on hand and that was no where near enough for a taxi. Lucky for us are buses that takes you from the airport to the center of the city for only 5.90 euros! The fantastic Aerobus, is quick, cheap and an efficient way to enter the city.
Briefly, I have to mention my pants shown in the first photo, they’re from the new Michael Stars collection. They are some sort of miracle pants, they’re super comfortable and absolutely the perfect pants to travel in.
Even after our 18 hour flight we didn’t even think about lying down to rest. With our clothes unpacked and put away we freshened up and set out to explore the the heart of the city. Our initial adventure started as we wandered through the Gothic Quarter also known as Barri Gotic, a labyrinth style district that feature Barcelona’s famous narrow pedestrians streets, not for cars. These streets are filled with gems; from restaurants, bars and stores around every corner. There would always be some interesting sight that pulled us in to explore further. The Gothic Quarter is home to the 14th century church Santa Maria del Pí, the interior of this grand church exemplifies all things gothic from its decorative chandeliers to its pointed archways. We were lucky enough to stumble upon a fantastic little wine bar, located right across from Santa Maria del Pí. We made our way upstairs and sat at an open window overlooking the open square which offered the church as the backdrop.
From the Gothic Quarter we made our way to La Rambla, a 1.2 kilometer long street in central Barcelona for tourists and locals alike. This picturesque street is lined with large trees on either side and filled with booths of flowers, food and art. At the midway point of this busy street is La Boqueria, also know as Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, a large public market that is filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and seafood not to mention the abundance of sweets from chocolates and candy to fresh fruit juice. The above photo of the enormous swordfish, was from La Boqueria.
As you can see, taking a moment to rest was the furthest thing from our minds. We walked for 3 hours before we finally sat down and had something to eat. I hope you liked my first post from Barcelona because there are many more to come!