Weekend Trip 3: Barcelona, Spain (Part 2)

On Sunday, February 21st, Alex and Rosa took me to see even more places in Barcelona. But first, Alex showed me how to use his espresso machine, as I needed a morning kickstart.

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The elevator in Alex’s apartment building has a Peanut Butter button:

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Alex and Rosa first took me to Parc Guell, a busy tourist attraction full of Gaudi’s imaginative works:

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There was a busker making massive bubbles there too:

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After Parc Guell, Alex drove us to a little restaurant to which he insists on taking anyone who visits him. The food there was delicious! Alex is confident that the patatas bravas (brave potatoes) there are the best, and most genuine, you can find. The ailoli (garlic sauce) was also reeeally tasty.

After stuffing ourselves, we drove up to the castle that overlooks the sea and offers a panoramic view of Barcelona.

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It began to rain after a while, so we headed home to relax.

The next day Alex and Rosa both had to work, so I adventured around town solo. I walked and walked and walked, and somewhere in all that walking I had a look around la Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s most famous building which is still under construction nearly a century after it began, and is scheduled for completion in about three decades:

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After writing a few postcards in a park, I met up with Alex for lunch. He ordered a bunch of different local foods for me, all of which were delicious. One of the neat dishes was a bunch of little grilled red peppers. Some are hot, most are not. I didn’t believe him when he said that, until about the 10th pepper which had a solid kick to it.

After lunch, I wandered a little more around town then caught the train to the airport, flew back to London, arrived home in Leyton nice and late at night, and went to sleep.

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