Eat, Chill and Repeat

Time really flies. Whether you are in a routine or on an adventure, I'm always bewildered by how fast the special and mundane moments of our lives flash by. It has already been two weeks since we came back from our trip to Spain and Portugal. I feel as if I need a vacation from my vacation because we had a pretty packed itinerary. The goal of our trip was to eat a lot of seafood, bask in the sunshine and forget about our life goals because who wants to think about *terror music* ZI FUTURE. All jokes aside, our trip was very comfortable and everything seemed to fall into its place in the end.  There were some minor mishaps (jumping off our train, losing some euros, having our bags zipped open) but clumsy moments are part of the journey. Instead of hostels, Miss Adri and I opted for a cool industrial loft Airbnb and we really enjoyed the experience! It felt as if we were living an ordinary life as a local.

Barcelona is a very agreeable city with lots of cute restaurants, cafes and shops.  Our first day was spent hitting the tourist sights: Sagrada Familia and Park G├╝ell. They definitely look better on postcards and Google Images but we felt obligated to have a glance at these well known landmarks. On our second day, we had such a big lunch + wine that we were both food drunk and drunk drunk. We spent the remaining day walking through the streets trying to sober up from stuffing ourselves. Too much of a good thing is never a good thing people >___<! On our third day, we hiked to the Montserrat Monasteries and the 360 degree view from its highest peak was breath taking. We ended our trip in Barcelona with a bike stroll along the marina and the beach :) 

Here are some places you should eat at when you visit Barcelona: 

La Bombeta - they have the most amazing fried potato balls drenched in delicious spicy sauce. You will never look at potatoes the same way again.
Bosque Palermo - their paella was so fresh and flavourful that I thought the shrimp was going to wiggle outta the rice. The portions are generous enough to keep us full for the rest of the day.
Mercat de la Boqueria - you gotta find the stall that sells the spicy meat flaked pastries because they taste like heaven. My mouth was so busy chewing that I didn't even get to take a photo. That's when you know business is real...when there is no picture evidence 'cause it was devoured too quickly.