Lots to write about Barcelona but not much time right now – an absolutely beautiful city – and itÂ´s no wonder why it rates among the top most livable cities in the world.
It rained on the first day and I did a bit of walking around but couldn’t get too adventurous.On the second day I managed to take in a few of the sights including the Palau Nacional, the Montjuic Gardens, Placa Catalunya, La Ramblas, Mercat La Bouqueria and Barri Gotic. I particularly enjoyed wandering around the Bouqeria and Barri Gotic, along the cobbled streets and narrow alleys feeling like I was transported back in time!
What I liked best about the city is that they have a bar in every street and every corner, thus ensuring that youÂ´re never very far away from your next drink! I am actually glad I donÂ´t live here. I would be tipsy most of the time 🙂
My hosts Emma and Romain have been so wonderful! And Romain’s been cooking up something nice every evening, even as both of them come home after a hard day at work. “It’s hard to find men who can cook in India,” I comment to Romain. He replies, “It’s harder to find women who can cook at all, in the West nowadays”!! On my last evening, we visit a place called Frague, off the Las Ramblas, where we have loads of sangria and I sample a delicious seafood paella.
Time to say goodbye to the city. But I am definitely coming back to Barcelona someday. The wide tree lined avenues, the beautiful people, the ancient architecture blended with the Modernistic influence of Antoni Gaudi – all makes it a combination difficult to resist.