while I'm sipping a catalan wine
25.04.2008 - 25.04.2008 24 °C
Part of the reason these entries are so colorful is that I write them during 'happy hour', something of a daily routine whence we drink a bottle of wine procured in our daily explorations, prior to dinner. We're about 2/3 through tonight's bottle, and counting. Today was another day of walking tours of Barcelona's points of interest, having discovered that we spend alot less on petrol that way, albeit more on gelato. Actually, we began the day navigating Barcelona's metro system, en route to Parc Guell, another of Gaudi's masterpieces. We thought we were early enough to beat the crowds, not the mention the pickpockets, but the place was a zoo even at 10am. Worthwile though for the city views, whimsical mosaics, and sunshine. We observed the Spanish siesta, returning to our room to rest our feet over lunch before emarking on the second half of the day's explorations, taking us to the beaches of Barcelona in hopes of finding topless sunbathers, but instead encountering scads of spring breakers. Not so much our style. We made our way back through the barrios of Barcelona, not so much different than the French villages after all. We're just starting to get comfortable in BCN, just in time to leave tomorrow. I'm always sad at the end of a vacation, but Nathan is definitely ready to get home, having been here nearly 3 weeks now. We'll drown our sorrows in Cava and Tapas tonight. Probably won't write again, as we're on the road back to France, via Andorra, tomorrow. Adios!