Barcelona, day ten

Barcelona, day ten

While packing, I decided to leave my Huf Shoes behind, which got worn out and ripped from skateboarding. I was sad to leave the sunny and easy-going life of Barcelona. But thinking of my room and my life back home, I got excited with my return and looked forward to NYC. We flew non-stop with American Airlines on our way […]

March 30, 2011 at 8:40 am 0 comments

barcelona, day nine

barcelona, day nine

Today was our last day and we had a lot to do. First, we headed towards Barceloneta to meet up with friends. We had not been to that area yet, and it was great to sit at a restaurant by the water. It felt as if we were in a small village near the beach. And of course, as our […]

March 28, 2011 at 9:00 pm 1 comment

Barcelona, day eight

Barcelona, day eight

We have been staying in Gracia, a very cool and safe neighborhood with streets that are just wide enough to let a car drive by. The apartment we are staying in is working out perfectly. Also, staying at a real home gives more of a feel to life in Barcelona than staying at a hotel. A new friend from the […]

March 27, 2011 at 3:52 am 0 comments

Barcelona, day seven

Barcelona, day seven

Today, we only left the house in the afternoon, however, once we left, we did plenty of cool things. We visited our friend Pol’s father’s hair salon, Peluqueria Marcel, which is in a nice neighborhood. Marcel has been cutting hair for years, and seems to know everybody and every place in the city. Since we were hungry, he sent us […]

March 26, 2011 at 7:35 am 0 comments

Barcelona, day six

Barcelona, day six

Our day today was all about food. We started at the small and locally famous Conesa, which supposedly has the best sandwiches in the city. Their sandwiches are one of a kind because the press that they use is 60 years old, and it is never cleaned with water, so it gains its own flavor. I ordered a sandwich with […]

March 25, 2011 at 8:10 am 0 comments

Barcelona, day five

Barcelona, day five

Rob, who has been here with us shooting for Booker Travels, left today. We had a few hours to spend with him and decided to see some more of Gaudi’s architectural work. Near our house, in the Gràcia neighborhood, Casa Vicens is a private residence. We almost missed it since the house sits on a quiet block and there were […]

March 24, 2011 at 4:11 am 0 comments

Barcelona, day four

Barcelona, day four

Today was a great day. We woke up early and took the train to Camp Nou to visit its soccer museum and the stadium. The Camp Nou Experience allows you to walk through the locker room, the press room, and even hold up the Champions League Trophy, which is an official replica, given to the winner each year. You can […]

March 23, 2011 at 4:21 am 0 comments

Barcelona, day three

Barcelona, day three

Today we went to Parc Güell, which overviews Barcelona. The walk there was very tiring because it was uphill but we got there… Parc Güell is incredible, with stone and tile sculptures spread out among gardens. Some of the larger structures such as a walkway with rock pillars seemed to challenge the laws of physics. The name Güell comes from Eusebi […]

March 22, 2011 at 4:03 am 0 comments

Barcelona, day two

Barcelona, day two

We started our day slowly, and hoped to explore the city by foot. As soon as we walked outside, we encountered an exchange market, which is a market where people trade their old unwanted things with others. We found someone who spoke English to give us directions, and she told us to head towards the Plaza Catalunya, where we would […]

March 21, 2011 at 7:13 am 0 comments

Barcelona, day one

Barcelona, day one

I’m finally here!!! Today was a good day despite the long travel to get from the airport to our house in Barcelona. We are staying in a beautiful apartment found in the house swap section of Craigslist. It reminds me of a boat because of its small size but it has a really nice set up and a great balcony.  […]

March 20, 2011 at 6:46 am 0 comments