Traveling Thoughts: Barcelona


{5 cities, 3 countries, 2 weeks. Our most recent adventure was nothing short of epic. We left the US with three goals: 1) See Europe 2) enjoy quality time together and 3) Have fun. Mission accomplished!}

Barcelona felt like home. Sure the language and culture wasn't ours, but if felt like it could be. In many ways Barcelona reminded us of Seattle. A good size city, picturesque surroundings, perched on a sea that looked like an Ocean. The food, the wine, the sights. We were mesmerized. Did I mention how clean the city was?

When we landed in Barcelona, we decided we would keep the tradition of picnicking at lunchtime. We found a department store that had a grocery store in the basement filled with gluten free items. We were set. This way we could pick a park or destination each day to visit and have lunch. One day it was Park Guell with its sweeping views of the city. The next day it was Parc De La Ciutadella to see Barcelona's Arc De Triomf. We ate Tapas, Tapas, and more Tapas. It was so easy to stay gluten free in a world full of Tapas and Paellas. Our world traveling friend Robyn introduced us to a restaurant that quickly became our favorite. We ate all around Barcelona, but had to go back to Onofre on our last night.

While in Barcelona we took in Gaudi's work including the marvelous Sagrada Familia. We explored Picasso's museum, rambled on La Rambla, put our feet in the sand, ascended to Montjuic to see a castle, and day dreamed about living in this great city. 

We've already started talking about our plans to return to Spain.

 The Sagrada Familia

Inside the Sagrada Familia

 Walking down the stairs in one of the towers.

The View of Barcelona from the Sagrada

The Columbus Monument at the Waterfront
Being silly on the waterfront

Sunset in Barcelona

Arc De Tromf

 View of Barcelona from Parc Guell

Playing at a castle

 View from Montjuic

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