I went to Barcelona over the weekend and I don't think it actually hit me that I was in Spain till I was boarding my flight back home and vino sangria was infused in my bloodstream. SPAIN?!?! That's unreal to me. What the hell was I doing in Spain?! All these European countries feel so physically far in my brain that I can't even comprehend that I'm actually traveling to all these places. I had a boyfriend once (lol) that after we broke up, he moved to Barcelona. So naturally, I hit him up for reccomendations. (He is is the sweetest human and we are v cordial so this wasn't weird or anything). I'm going to write my favorite things to do here and pretend they're all my ideas, but really he emailed me some attached Word document with a potential itenerairy and meal plan. I think he sends this to anyone he knows that is visiting Barca, but I want to pretend that it was really personalized 4 me.
Barcelona favorites include the Picasso Museum, Casa Batllo, Sagrada Famillia, and Park Guell. I did none of these. Lol. I was only in the city for two days and didn't realize that all these main tourist attractions you need to buy tickets in advance; SO if you're going to Barcelona, you should probably click on all those links above and plan accordingly. What I did was really just enjoy the city. Our favorite place for Paella was El Rey de la Gamba 1. The portion size was as if it was meant for a growing teenage boy, but obviously that wasn't a problem for me. For sangria you have to go to Mescladis; it was the cutest vibrantly-colored outdoor patio that you could sit outdoors and relax. Seems like a local spot since we didn't hear anyone speaking English. My overall favorite for the trip was La Bouqueria Market; it's the perfect place to roam while snacking on a fresh fruit cup or croquettes. Lastly, I want to acknowledge that Barcelona's cute dog game is next level. Seriously the cutest pups everywhere, I was going nuts.