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¡Hola from España!

Classes officially ended last week…and now we´ve got free time to travel. So…

Alex, Joe, and I thought it would be fun to go to yet another country where we don´t speak the language: SPAIN!

Barcelona is amazing. The weather is perhaps the best part. It has been about 70+ degrees each day we´ve been here and sunny. Coming from the frigid Wittenberg climate, we of course all packed the wrong clothes and have plenty of long-sleeves and pants to last us until next Winter…but not a single pair of shorts, or–perhaps worse–FLIP FLOPS!

Anyway…our flight landed in Barcelona at around noon on Friday. It took us  F O R E V E R to figure out the train and subway system here. We finally figured it out and what should have taken us about 40 minutes to get to the city and our hostel took about 2 1/2 hours. Alas, we arrived and are enjoying ourselves.

Our first night here, we went out to eat and enjoyed some Sangria (wine with fruit slices) and Paella. Traditional Spanish! It was really delicious, but a bit pricey; the three of us dropped €72 for this meal. Yikes! It was well worth it, though.

We´ve seen plenty here. Including the cathedral de la Sagrada Familia, which has been under construction since the late 1800s; Park Guell; and a castle in Park Montjuic. We´ve yet to be disappointed by anything so far. The highlight of today has to be the hour we spent on the beach. It´s November 1st and we were sitting on a beach in Spain and even getting our feet wet in the Mediterranean! Indescrible.

Well…I better get going now, we´re going to a Tapas bar for dinner and maybe a stroll through town.

hasta luego — Louie

One Response to “¡Barcelona!”

  1. I just wanted to thank you very much for this informative article. I have already bookmarked your site, when I have more free time I am going to have to do some further reading. Well back to my dreaming of Panama or back to the books – I wonder which one is going to win out. 🙂

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