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Barcelona, Spain

Going Going Gaudi

sunny 80 °F

Barcelona is a very pretty city, and although crowded in some places, it was easy to get off the beaten path and find a narrow alley way to walk down. For example, in one quiet ally we stumbled into the Temple D’August Roman ruins, and then found the newest craze in candy called Happy Pills!

We also braved the crowds including the ones at the Sagrada Família, where inside the cathedral really did feel like a forest with tree trunk columns branching out into more and more branches that hold up the ceiling. We were glad to have an audio guide because there is so much detail put into the cathedral that it would have been impossible to notice everything on our own. Here is Kevin hugging a ‘Gaudi tree.’

We were shocked by how many pig legs were on display in the markets and ordinary grocery stores. Back in the day, eating pork was used as a way of finding out which religion you were (or were not). These cured meats had a special funk to them and we found out the hard way that they are covered in some kind of goopy creamy stuff… eww!

We enjoyed our stay with Rob in his apartment overlooking the east of the city facing Parc Guel, well known for the Gaudi lizard and its spectacular views of the rest of the city.

Posted by Robin-and-Kevin 00:39 Archived in Spain

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