Barcelona : Day 1
November 14, 2011
Our 1st anniversary was approaching and Chelsea & I knew we wanted to go somewhere fun to celebrate our big day. But where should we go? Greece? Spain? Germany? Amsterdam? I know, I know… what a problem to have. After finally deciding on Spain, we found a great deal for a getaway to Barcelona. We were both soooo excited for the trip! Four days in an amazing city… the food, the people, the architecture. We were literally counting down the days to our trip.
We knew very little about the history of Barcelona, so we decided to walk everywhere and explore as many small streets and neighborhoods as possible. The main streets were packed with tourists and business people headed every which way. The narrow alleys of Barri Gotic were full of locals peddling their goods and beautiful buildings that were so old they made the States look like a baby. Much to my delight, there was graffiti everywhere! Some good, some bad. While cruising through the neighborhoods, you were never far from a local tapas bar to stop at for a bite and a drink. We definitely had our fair share of Chelsea’s favorite snack… Spanish tortilla.
Here are a few shots from our first day. To see all of the photos from our first day, click here.
After checking into the hotel, our first stop was a little tapas bar. Old and cozy, this quaint place used to be horse stables. If you’re ever in Spain, I recommend Estrella beer.
Loved the guy with the skull. Shocker, right?
Gary Baseman. Inspiration perhaps, Gary?