We ate at the bakery again this morning, and then headed down La Rambla towards the beach. It was kind of cloudy when we left, but by the time we reached the sand, the clouds were breaking and it was lovely. The sea was still freezing, though. Only Carly was smart enough to stay out of the water. From then on, the day was lovely, and was actually warm enough from time to time that I didn't need to wear my jacket. I wish it would get like that in England. Maybe it does in the summer.
For lunch we ate at a restaurant Shannon's meet-a-family suggested. The name means "snails," and my Spanish/Catalan isn't good enough for me to be confident trying to spell the name. The food was very good, and I especially liked the bread; it was shaped like a snail! I took a picture of it, just for the memory. We had to order the cheapest things on the menu, however, because it was a bit of a pricy restaurant. One thing I've noticed about restaurants in Europe is that they're generally a bit more expensive than back in the States, and that the menus are smaller. Every place we've eaten at only has one page to their menu, while back home, we may have two or three pages, at least.
After lunch, we went up to the Sagrada Familia, which turned out to be not as impressive as I had in my head. It was still very interesting and beautiful, although I certainly like the older bits than the new stuff on the back.
From the Sagrada Familia, we went to Parc Guell, which was beautiful, of course. The mosaics were especially lovely. Carly and I finally finished our souvenir shopping, and then we went back to La Rambla for dinner.
Tomorrow we will arrive back at the manor just in time for the Easter Egg Hunt, but I may not go, I'll be so tired! We'll see.
I loved Barcelona, and I definitely want to go back and spend more time there! Especially in Parc Guell!
We bought breakfast from a small bakery down the street from our hostel this morning, and then spent the day on Las Ramblas. It was a bit chilly and it rained a bit, but it was a fun day in any case. Barcelona is just such a colorful city! I like it a lot.
Around dinner, we met a group at the Travel Bar and went to have Tapas and see a Flamenco dance. The folks we sat with at the restaurant, were a little bit stuck up. They were on spring break from studying in France. I want to say they were from the IES Nantes program. When we saw one of the couples we sat with the next day on Las Ramblas, they pretended as though they had never seen us before in their life. Of course, we didn't really pay them much heed, either. The dinner left us hungry, and Carly and I were the only ones who actually finished our one glass of Sangria. It wasn't too bad, as long as you took multiple swallows at one time. I had to get used to the taste every time I ate something. The dance was nice, but I've seen better Flamenco dancers, and performances. So, we basically got our 23 euros worth. In any case, it was a good night.
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