After finally getting a good night's sleep we got up this morning and had a hearty Irish breakfast before getting on a flight through Ryan Air and flying to Barcelona, Spain. It was a pleasant flight but really tight there was hardly any room to move around but we arrived safe and sound. We quickly shed our coats (as Barcelona is 15 degrees warmer than Dublin) and hopped on a bus that brought us to the Gothic District which is the area we are staying in while in Barcelona.
This city is beautiful!!! It is vibrant and busy but still open enough to not feel claustrophobic. There are a few remnants still left standing from Christmas but the city seems to be in the process of taking it all down.
We ate at a wonderful tapas restaurant right around the corner from our flat and the staff was very friendly and attentive and were so helpful and patient while I stumbled through my limited ability to speak Spanish. We had the most delicious sangria I have ever had and then as we were paying our bill and getting ready to leave they popped the cork on a bottle of champagne and poured us each a glass. It was a beautiful and delicious way to start our holiday!
After dinner we walked around the city and scoped out some of the shops around where we are staying. I for one cannot wait to hit up one of the bakeries for breakfast tomorrow morning and at some point stop at the cheese shop.
So, happy weekend! I hope you are going to be doing something fun and that will truly make you happy even if it is only for a small amount of time. I look forward to filling you all in on Monday, January 11th as to what we have been up to and may possibly inundate you all with pictures.
Wishing you sunshine and smiles,
Kim : )