From eating bikinis to holding the hand of a giant, day 2 in Barcelona was one to remember. Here’s our day in pictures:
We hunted down this restaurant that was built in 1786 – it is the oldest restaurant in Barcelona. Sadly, it was closed, so we didn’t actually get to eat there. It made for a cute picture, though.
Instead we opted for this cute little cafe – Cafe de L’Opera. We saw it the day before while strolling down La Rambla, one of the busiest and most interesting streets in the city.
I ordered a bikini – hold the ham:) A bikini is a staple menu item at most restaurants here. It is essentially a ham and cheese sandwich – so you can see exactly how exciting my lunch really was. It actually was quite tasty, though. Jon went with the full bikini. He’s crazy like that.
Jon had scouted out this quaint little herb shop in our guidebook called L”Herboristeria. Del Rei. It really was just a little hole-in-the-wall shop that was cute as it could be. It even had this giant guestbook for us to sign, leaving our mark on this little place forever.
Adorable, right? And guess what else…
…chia seeds! It was the most random moment when I spotted them. This sweet little lady is the owner of the shop, and she didn’t even know what chia seeds are. Jon nearly brought her to tears by showing her the picture of her shop in our guidebook. Sweet.
The building on the left is an old government building where the royal family used to live. Inside you find these absurdly large statues of royalty. Kind of creepy…yet fun!
And moving on…
Sweet little nuns.
I love this little girl – from a distance of course:)
Beautiful church – even though it’s under construction. That is another quirk about Barcelona – there is construction everywhere!
Remember yesterday when I mentioned pick pockets being a serious problem here? We found this sign in Starbucks.
Arc de Triomf – when Jon and I were in Laos, the main (and only) sight to see was the Arc de Triumph, which was built by the French in Laos. This was my favorite part of day 2 in Barcelona because it was so beautiful. There was a huge park that backed up to the Arc and we spent some time just laying in the grass and walking around. The weather was beautiful and there were a lot of Spaniards out just hanging with friends, sun bathing, playing games etc.
Jon and I in front of the Laotian Arc de Triumph two years ago. I have to say I’m pretty excited to actually get to visit the Parisian one in the next few days.
Jon chillin’ on the Arc de Triomf
lovin’ on each other:)
Next on our path was this group of yoginis. I seriously wanted to join them, but I resisted. We still had sights to see!
Cascada in Parc de la Ciutadella – Okay, honestly that is all I know about this place. We saw it, climbed it, took pictures of it…just because it was so dang pretty.
Another beautiful church. I have to say, though, that if you’re into this sort of thing you must stop back by tomorrow because there will be an insanely gorgeous and amazing church in tomorrow’s post.
Mid-afternoon snack – a veggie pastry
and the precious little shop we bought it from
One of our last stops for the day was this Mediterranean port – there was a mall at the end of the pier and we did a little shopping at H & M.
And of course to top off the day Jon and I found our Mexican food. This guacamole was some of the best I’ve ever tasted! I also ordered a vegetarian burrito that was to die for. It was filled with veggies, refried beans, avocado, lettuce and some kind of unidentified sauce that was the key ingredient. Delish.
That’s all for day 2 (I’m blogging a day behind)! Tomorrow morning we leave for Paris. I’m going to try to keep posting, but our Paris hotel doesn’t have internet, so I’m going to try to track down an internet cafe. If you don’t hear from me, I’ll post recaps once we’re back in the States!
I miss you all, and I hope you’re all having a great week!
P.S. I love my husband.
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