You’d think after that day I’d want nothing more to do with Spain.
On Thursday we shopped and we shopped and we shopped and we shopped some more. I tried on millions of clothes and ended up only buying a few things but really liked them. For lunch we ate at a restaurant on the same street as all the shopping (Not a good idea). In all we ordered 2 pizzas, 2 paellas, 2 sangrias and 4 waters (no, water is not free in Europe) which came to a grand total of…..80 Euros!! 80 Euros just for lunch!!!! After a long day of shopping we went back to the hotel and took another nap. I am a big fan of siestas in Spain. Then we met up with my friend who is studying abroad in Barcelona for the year who I have known since like 3rd grade. We ate at an Italian restaurant which was amazing. Much better than lunch. Between 4 of us we had 2 pizzas, 2 things of pasta, a thing of garlic bread, a bottle of red wine, a bottle of water and 4 deserts. Another wonderful price came with dinner…70 Euros!!! And people in Spain don’t eat until 9 or 10 at night! My grandparents would go crazy here!
Friday we went and saw Sagrada Famillia which is a huge famous church in Barcelona. I took pictures but it was so huge that it was hard to get it all in the picture. You are probably better off Google imaging it to see it. After that we ate our favorite McDonalds and got some ice cream. Then we went to Park Guell, which has a lot of architecture by Gaudi. It also was on the top of what seemed like the steepest hill in the world. It was hard for my little legs to make it that far as quickly as my tall friends did. It was very worth it though. (I will post pictures of this later) If anyone is an America’s Next top Model fan, there was the finale fashion show here the season that Caridee was in it. Then we did lots and lots of souvenir shopping. Gotta get lots of stuff for the family and friends! Again we took a nap after this and then went to my friend’s apartment and played circle of death. Fun night and we just relaxed. And prior to going to my friend’s apartment, I got two pairs of sandals for 10 Euro a piece! Can’t beat that!
Saturday we had to check out of the hotel by noon and then again ate at our favorite McDonalds. We saw the Picasso Museum (which I thought was very cool – I am not into art but it was very neat to see all of his work). Then we shopped a little more, got some ice cream – Nutella flavored! YUM! Then we saw some cool shaped apartment buildings and went to a fountain which was supposed to have a light show…but it did not. It was cool to see the fountain though. At 10:30pm we took the bus to the airport for another adventure in the world of overnights in airports. I did not sleep one bit, instead I cleaned out my purse, reorganized my suitcase and sang to my friends who were all trying to sleep. I made it through the flight successfully thanks to 3 xanax. I don’t remember getting on or off the plane, which in my book is a good thing. For breakfast in the Paris airport I we enjoyed hamburgers at 5 am. Probably the earliest I have ever eaten a hamburger.
I am home now (Well my home in France) and it feels amazing to be back in my own bed. Being both a Spanish and French major I love them both but I am definitely a Frenchie at heart. I spoke a ton ton of Spanish and feel a whole lot more comfortable with my speaking skills which is good. I can’t wait to get back to the United States and continue taking Spanish classes.