Rainy day in Barcelona
Well, we made it to Barcelona without yet dying or getting seriously injured. I just took a break from writing this because I thought I wasn’t being funny anymore. Hopefully this will be funnier. If not, just stop reading because you don’t deserve to read this blog. We woke up bright and early in Barcelona to get a jump on the day. The first stop was Gaudi’s church, the Sagrada Familia, however, the first sight of the day was the Hut and I thought of the people in Malaga. Started in the mid 19th century and still quite unfinished, the church is a memorial to the Holy Family. It is honestly the coolest church I have ever seen…it tops the Cathedral in Cologne. Each façade has different art and the whole thing is quite amazing. I hope the pictures do it justice, but I’m pretty sure they won’t.
After this, we ate lunch at the Bar Sagrada Familia. I wasn’t sure if this was a good name for a bar, but the people of Barcelona didn’t have a problem. Then it started to rain, which was pretty miserable. We saw some more buildings made by Gaudi and then walked back to the Roman part of the city. While we wanted to go into the Gaudi buildings, they cost lots of money. It was €16 to get into the dragon building. Honestly, no building is worth paying €16 to see. They have some balls to demand that from us. The next stop was the Cathedral, where again we had to pay. This time it was only €4 and it was worth it because the cathedral is really cool. I guess that’s wrong. It was worth it until I fell asleep in one of the pews. Then it was just embarrassing. After this, we went to the Picasso Museum. One word: overrated. While it was nice to see and nice to donate €4 to the museum, none of the famous works are there. Instead they are scattered across the globe at other famous museums that you have to donate more money to get into. Another thing, Picasso was a sicko. He had some pretty racy drawings. Get you mind out of the gutter Picasso.
As we were leaving the museum it started to pour again. It’s not such a fun walk on Las Ramblas next to hookers and drug dealers when it’s raining. We went back to the hostel for a nap before heading out for some Catalan dinner. I had paella, which was the best. We also had some sangria. We then went to the Irish pub to wait for my friend Becky from school to meet up with us. When we met her, she asked us about our day and we told her it sucked because it rained. Then she proceeded to tell us that it has only rained twice in Barcelona since she’s been there in January. Otherwise it’s been 60 and sunny. This is a far cry from the weather in Belgium, although today is a nice day. She took us to another bar and we caught up with each other for a while. She also told us about this bar in Barcelona called Dow Jones. We didn’t have time to go there, but it sounds like an awesome place. The prices of the drinks fluctuate over the course of the night. As more people buy one kind of beer, the price for that goes up. At the same time, the prices of the other beers go down. Every once in a while, there is a crash where all the drinks become very cheap for a while. We wanted to go there, but we were too tired so we went to bed.